Thursday, May 28, 2009
It is spring!! One of my favorite times of the year, IF we receive rain. And we had a little over 2" this past weekend. All of the plants are refreshed and they were looking beautiful as it was because of the rains we had last fall.
As I had mentioned before, I had forgotten how beautiful this part of the country is when it rains or snows, even if it is a little below average. It is the way below average that has hurt us. We are not as lush as the rainforest in Australia, http://dsaaustralia.blogspot.com/ ,where my daughter and her students were yesterday or today, however that works. Anyone interested in keeping up with Jennifer's personal blogs from Australia can also go to http://everydayinaphoto.blogspot.com/
The photos today are of a columbine, old fashioned iris that smells like concord grapes and the chocolate mint plant. It has another name, but I cannot recall it at the moment. It is a vine and in the spring it produces these deep, cocoa red colored flowers that smell like chocolate mint. One of my favorites in the garden.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The following are a few photos I took two weeks ago. Things have changed drastically in that time as everything has grown. Had hoped to update some of them today, but the wind was blowing and flowers are much prettier standing upright as opposed to leaning over.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This large pot was a birthday gift from my husband. The photo doesn't show how big this thing really is. It is 30" tall and about 36" wide. This thing will hold water and my guess is that it will end up in one of the flower beds as a water feature of some kind.