Bleeding heart goes from zero to sixty in no time.
Crab apple tree in bloom
Bean poles, peppers, rhubarb
Miniature iris...so cute
C'mon sun, hit those tomato plants.
This snowball bush finally looks like it will do something
(besides get eaten by beetles).
I love these iris.
I am kind of a dilettante when it comes to gardening. I so admire my neighbors who have grounds that are worthy of magazine spreads. I look in wonder at the pictures posted on so many blogs--lush, colorful, welcoming "outdoor rooms."
Since I have retired, I have doubled or more the amount of garden space I maintain, but I don't come close to having anything that would make it into a magazine (except maybe as a before shot). I certainly don't have anything that would qualify as an outdoor room unless you want to count the deck with its bird feeders and couple of potted plants, a table with umbrella, and mesh chairs. It's hardly an inviting space right now--being covered with a thick coating of yellow pollen.
Mike was amazed to see the pollen coating today because, "I just wiped that table last night and swept!"
Men are so cute the way they think that doing a household task once pretty much takes care of things.
Anyway, I don't think that I will take on any more garden spots beyond what I already take care of. It is a lot of time and a lot of work. Mike likes the flowers and fresh tomatoes, but he hates any kind of rounded corners. See my small attempt near the snowball bush behind the shed? He barely tolerates that...wants everything squared off. When we planted a new crab apple tree, I wanted to put a large circular island around it. When we put in the fence, I was thinking about a winding stone wall. It wasn't worth watching him hyper ventilate every time the lawn needed mowing.
So I enjoy my little bits of gardens. I'm off the pick a bouquet or two to bring in the house. I love the springtime fragrances.
P.S. I am having a hard time posting comments lately--getting an AOL "Whoops!" message.