Friday is supposed to be close to 90 and we have a few 80's coming up as well. It just doesn't seem like it can make it's mind up this year.
I have seen stories about snow happening this week in the continental U.S.!!!!!!!
I still don't have tomatoes planted. I did plant a couple pepper plants yesterday, and a couple cucumber plants. I have a few flowers planted as well. Today I will give you a little spring time tour of the yard. These are the things that make me smile these days!
Poppies and peonies - and there will be tons of lilies to bloom later. Oh how I love the peonies!!! I have picked several bouquets already. I just love the aroma - one of my favorites!
See that little birdhouse on the left side of the picture? It is on the handle of a broken shovel as a yard ornament. Well, there is a tiny pair of birds that have built a nest in it this year!!! They are about hummingbird size birds - but not hummies. The opening is about 1" in size. The birdhouse is about the size of my hand.
Squirrely and it's buffet! I have many, many squirrels. They are so sweet to watch. They run to me every time they see me for handouts of peanuts!
Spiderwort is blooming - this picture doesn't do the color justice. It is such a pretty purple flower.
Some baskets in the front flower bed. The green is spiderwort and there is echinacea in there as well.
Pretty geranium. I just think they are so delicate.
I planted 4 hanging baskets with multi colored begonias. They will fill in nicely. This is down the back walk.
Clematis have started blooming. These used to be light blue. Last year they were deep purple, now they are reddish purple. Absolutely covered with buds!
All the climbing roses are absolutely covered in buds this year. Last year some didn't get but one or 2 flowers. Amazing. It should be lovely very soon.
Columbine. Years ago these were a very light blue - now they are very dark purple - almost a black color in person.
Vinca vine has started blooming as well.
So there you have it - a mini tour. I have so much work to do out there. I have been pulling weeds like crazy in the flower beds. They have almost taken over this spring do to all the rains. I need to get bark mulch to cover some areas that have thinned out over the past couple years. Maybe I will get the balance of the veggies planted this week (not a lot of plants) and I also need to trim bushes. There is never an end to the yard work - and this year - more than ever - I AM GLAD. It is keeping me busy and I need that. Nature is just so awesome!!!!