|April 30th: The tulips are blooming! I had a hard time getting out|
to take photos because it seemed like it was always raining. When things would bloom,
it would rain so much on them that they would get brown and mushy soon after.
|May 6th: The first big yard project this year, we put in a new flowerbed on the side|
of the house. See the before.
|May 9th: Another photo of the same flowerbed on a more sunny day. You can see|
the azaleas blooming (these were already there). The new bed is all perennials
and I'm pretty happy about it so far.
|May 15th: I actually moved pansies from up where the tulips are down to the mailbox.|
The rain has meant that some of these perennials are really huge this year.
|May 15th: Where the tulips were, now the Chrysanthemums are really starting to come in.|
I also planted Columbine here in April, but they're still pretty small.
|May 15th: We put in some little iron fences to hold up the lavender, which gets really big.|
|May 15th: My favorite flower is Lilac, and so we put in two lilac bushes. This is|
their second spring blooming and they're starting to get big! The whole yard smelled like lilacs!
|May 15th: This is the third spring for these Azaleas, and they don't seem to be/|
getting quite as big as I would like them to be. Should they grow faster??
|May 15th: Roscoe, my neighbor's dog.|
|May 15th: The butterfly garden isn't looking particularly impressive yet.|
|May 15th: We put in a bird waterer and a bird feeder in the back yard.|
|May 15th: I cleaned up this area, and I planted two hostas that were left over|
from my shade garden project. I'm really struggling with this particular flower bed.
It always looks scraggly to me.
|May 15th: The Alpine Strawberries that I planted in this/|
container last year are looking good!
|May 15th: I planted some marigold and Black Eyed Susan vine|
in this container. Last year, I started them indoors. We'll see how it goes.