I love being in the garden this time of year. Every day, there's something new to look at that makes me smile! I took these pictures last week, and it's astonishing to me how much has changed in that short amount of time.
Lilac: One of my favorite plants in the garden
Funny story: As I was laying on the ground taking this picture, I was thinking, "Gosh, I hope the neighbors don't see me; they'll think I'm crazy." The next day, my neighbor informed me that he saw me out in my garden, laying on the ground taking pictures of mounds of dirt and that he thought I was a bit crazy. So there you have it: if you feel like you're being watched.... you probably are.
Snap peas. These have already grown several inches taller.
Espaliered cherry trees
I picked this beauty up from a Freecycle ad. I think I'm going to grow clematis on it.
Volunteer Solomon's Seal (and weeds!)
The dandelions are enjoying my garden this year!
Bleeding Heart and Hosta
This little guy is part of my Insectary and Soil Builder mix from Uprising Seeds. He's MUCH bigger this week. Awesome what 10 days of spring sunshine will do.
Oops! Somehow I planted a peony right over the top of a rose root system. Someone's going to have to move.
I consider the dandelions and clover a "No Weed and Feed in this Lawn" badge of honor!
Every year, Ryan gets me a gift for May Day. This year, I got to help pick this hanging basket for my front porch.
Hubert the cat being elusive.
Baby Carrots. I cheer them on sometimes.... grow, grow!
Little things like this pinwheel make me smile. Nathan got this in Sunday school and we gave it a home on the back porch.
My herb planters outside the back door. I love being able to run out there and grab something in the middle of cooking.
Birdbath in desperate need of a cleaning and more 'pretty rocks'. I leave the glass beads in random places throughout the garden for the kids to discover.
My mom says this one is called bridal veil, and I can see why. It has tons of these long branches covered in white flowers. I got them as 'in distress plants' for 2.50 each. The biggest of them is now about 6 feet across.
So there you have it... my garden as it was a week and a half ago, but nothing like it looks today. A garden in spring is always changing!