I have a springtime ritual, every morning, after my coffee, I take a stroll around the yard to see what's blooming and popping up out of the ground. We've only been here about 2 years so some things are surprises and some plants I've just added last year. Every year I plan on adding a new flower garden so eventually there will be little to mow. This year I'm working on a big perennial garden which is half way finished and I doubled the size of my small veggie garden. So here are a few pictures from around the yard as I take my morning walk...
My small veggie garden. Planted 2 tomato plants this week! The lettuce, peas, beets and onions are coming along nicely. I need a bale of straw to put down.
My first radish! Too bad I don't like them. It's cute though, isn't it? My husband will eat it. Friends think I'm weird to grow things I won't eat.
Who doesn't like lilacs? I've been anxiously awaiting the blooming of this bush!
Japanese Laurel, I didn't know it had flowers until now.
My perennial garden half way tilled and planted. Still have to link the two gardens but there were a lot of grape hyacinth planted in that grassy spot I didn't want to disrupt.
Pink Dogwood in the front yard. It looked sick last year but bloomed wonderfully this spring. What's up with that?
Our small little house has a wonderful 1/2 acre yard. One of the nicest parts are the 7 large azaleas in front.
Lightning hit one of our mature pine trees last week. Not sure what's going to happen to this poor guy.
Melody Lea Lamb used one of my frog photos I posted a few days ago to create this gorgeous original Frog Prince ACEO. It is so nice, I just had to share. Click HERE to purchase him (wish I had the money:) .