I have been busy over the last few weeks getting things ready for an annual Lawn and Garden Show I do. That, and the frequent rain we have been having, had left my gardens full of weeds and the lawn un-mowed. A light rain shower last night left the soil soft, so I was out early this morning trying to make a dent in the mess.
Over the last few years, I have added rudbekia, purple coneflower, stella de oro daisies, a pink/white peony bush, and a yet to be remembered mystery plant.
An old grist stone sits in the center, and a friend gave me a blue butterfly house which I added this year.
The blue butterfly house sits in the middle of yellow rudbeckia. I can’t remember what I planted beside the rock! Guess I will have a nice surprise later this spring.
Pink and white azaleas surround the garden, and are the first color in my garden in the spring. Every year, they look beautiful as I come down the driveway. All of the April showers we are having really do make May flowers.
What I like most about the Stella de Oro daisy, is that two plants can quickly become 6. They are easy to divide and replant, and I now have 8 scattered around different areas of my yard. They love full sun and I have a LOT of that in my yard.
I finally remembered to put a peony ring around my peony. Every year I wait until it’s too late and the blooms weight it down, causing them to lie on the ground.
It seems only a couple of weeks ago that the hostas were peeping up from the ground, and look at them now. I love the greenery they bring to the garden.
Every day as I come down my driveway, I love seeing the first colors of spring.