It's SPRING!!!!!!! For me, that means I get to dig in the dirt and watch things grow.
Here's the allium (ornamental onions) finally in bloom. My mom's mom had these in her garden and I thought it would be fun to try them. I think they totally belong in a Dr. Seuss book.
Allium up close.
A different variety up close.
Whew! I worked really hard on this flower bed today. I took some plants out (it was getting crowded) and put some new ones in.
I really love taking close-ups! This is Meadow Sage.
A variety of begonia.
Something that starts with a "D".
The peonies just started to bloom!
Beautiful, isn't it? Inspired by my sister, I wanted to try sunflowers. But something keeps eating the seedlings (I think it's the squirrels--we really have a squirrel problem here--, so I cut off the bottom of our water storage 2 liters and put those on top. We'll see if I can keep them going! (And if I can build up our water storage again. . .you're only seeing about 1/2 of the 2 liters in this picture that I have "planted".)
These flowers my friend gave me a few years ago are doing great!
Mmmm....raspberries. Can't wait until they're ready to pick!
This is what that corner looked like when we bought the house several years ago. (those are weeds, not raspberries).
On the deck.
My zinnias are coming up! Again, the problem with the squirrels--they were digging up the seedlings so I had to cover them with netting. Yes, those are markers to hold up the netting, but they're old, dried out markers (Sophia was wondering why I had markers in there!)
Eric's dwarf lilac--it smells so-o-o-o good.
And, to end this post, our Jawa garden gnome, a present that was given to us at Christmas (can you guess which sister it's from???). Note the hose instead of a weapon he's holding, and the gardening tools in his belt/satchel thing!