Spring weather has been the normal back and forth cold to warm to windy to wet to chilly and back to sunny and warm again... yup, it is spring in Wisconsin alright!
The tree pollens have been very busy the last few weeks, and some days it just seems a haze of yellow... and it makes me a mellow addled, sleepy and crabby gal!
So is anyone interested in our mystery plant from last week?
Here is a couple of peeks with a hint of what it looks like in winter, it adds a lot of visual interest when not completely covered in snow.
And this is this spring just awakening with one of last falls dried flower heads laying next to it.
It is Autumn Joy Sedum! It is pretty hardy fellow, I have found it very easy to grown in sun and shade, and easy to divide into more plants when division is needed or wanted (frugal that way) as mentioned in last weeks oops!
Here are some mature photos in its growing stages.
green and setting flowers and mid-summer
flowers in colors...
and in fall flowers ready for rest and winters slumber...
More news on the mystery plant guessing game...
I had my first correct hypothesizer !!!
A hearty congrats to Henrietta from "A Hens Nest blog" !
Go ahead and click on her name (it is a click-able link) to go to Hen's blog and check out the fun on her blog!
We did have a second runner up of sorts... Susan at GrandParents.about she guessed 'a type of succulent', and some do classify it in the succulent class for its thick pear-shaped leaves and mellifluous growing nature. You can check Susan's blog out too. They both usually play along in WW too!
Now it is time to show some golden glory that is almost all past in my yard.
Forsythia first started showing its daring yellow hue on the morning of a cold and rainy day. I was not about to let a bit a water stop me from snapping it up!
Well I did wait for it to slow down... a lot!
As soon as the sun came out that day forsythia really radiated in sunshine color!
The sky was so blue it really brought out
the bronzed bell shaped petals.
This one is just 2 days later and all that golden attitude seemed as if an effigy to spring itself!
If you look closely at the bottom flower a little bug is hiding itself near the center, maybe had just finished a meal of nectar...
As long as he stayed away and not wanting to taste me, I was willing to share with him.
Now the leaves are pushing off the yellow coat and leaving amber colored snowflakes all over the flower bed as the greenery of summer fills in, making it a more mellow fellow.
I have ambled on again,
I hope I did not bore your brain and your eyes had a treat of sorts today.
But before I leave I have to put up the next mystery plant,
so put on your thinking caps....
Nope not an Hickory tree... somebody lost their nuts again!
Here it is again just 13 days later.... with nuts removed...
and to just add a bit of interest, this is of the same species but in tree form and sprouting from its base ...
I wonder if it will be the same color??
If you are playing along with WW please link up below and be sure to leave your comments and theories of the riddle of the week below!
You can also check out more WW on MomDot, SevenClownCircus and the WW head-quarters.
departing with dirty hands .....