Ferns, Phlox, and Fountain
This is one of the busiest weeks of the year at work, so I’m doing another short post.
First of all, I wanted to show you a picture of our new fountain, all settled in and with the Cinnamon Ferns (Osmundastrum cinnamomea) growing up around it. The birds seem quite happy with this new source of water. However, you may notice that my attempts to make the fountain level have failed. Some time this summer I will attempt to move the fountain onto a large paver which (I hope) will be easier to keep level.
At the base of the fountain there is a clump of Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaritica) and the last flowers of the Heartleaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla). These keep the color going now that the Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) are done.
Speaking of Woodland Phlox, this is a plant I have almost given up on because rabbits find it so delectable. Most of the Phlox I have planted has been turned into bunny chow. As a result, I currently have only a few small, scattered clumps. I’m sorry, but the heartache is too much for me. Under some circumstances it may be better to have loved and lost, etc., but not when rabbits are eating your phlox.
Still, I do enjoy the clumps that are currently blooming.