Because I’ll be busy on Sunday– Mother’s Day blooms on Saturday.

Because I’ll be busy on Sunday– Mother’s Day blooms on Saturday.

Around these parts (Long Island, NY) Mother's Day is the traditional planting day but that doesn't mean I can't already have blooms. The rose bush that I wanted to get rid of but my family was aghast at the idea has started a wee bit early this year: Mother's Day Rose I've never seen so many flowers on my iris before. It's got over a dozen. Mother's Day Iris The columbine I started from seed last February is finally in bloom. Almost. This is the first guy not fully opened, looking like the Predator: Mother's Day Columbine Last year was the first year I grew these petunias in the front flower bed. The spread very nicely and kept the weeds down by doing so and looked great as a backdrop to my taller, showier flowers. Mother's Day Petunia two Mother's Day Petunia one And marigolds. I can't be without marigolds. The ones I started from seed are not yet blooming. These I bought to fill out the border since I don't have enough room to start enough marigolds to fill it. Mother's Day Red Marigold Mother's Day Gold Marigold
Butterflies

Butterflies

Crocus…

Crocus…

Eggplant Harvest

Eggplant Harvest

halfway done!

halfway done!

First Spring!

First Spring!

I love damask.

I love damask.