Carrying the trend forward…

Carrying the trend forward…

Since others have shared today, I thought I'd show a bit of what's going on around my yard. But first, an anecdote. Mom (on the phone): Do you remember that shrub you got for me a few years ago? The one that got too big for the place we put it and then had to move it the other day? Me: Yes... Mom: Do you remember what it's called? Me: No. Sorry. Mom: Oh. See, we moved it out to the edge of the yard and from the looks of things, the deer love it. Me: So why do you need to know the name of it? Mom: So we can get more! Me: Mom! Sane people who garden do not *encourage* deer to come into the yard. If you plant more they'll start eating everything! Mom: Nah, it'll be fine. Me: *face/palm* Whatever you say, Mother. Now, an image-heavy look at what's going on in my yard today... Daffodils. Not blooming yet, but getting close. These have been there a few years. I do have one thing blooming. Dandelions. Lots of them. According to a horticulturist friend of mine, the basic definition of a weed is "something that's growing where you don't want it to grow." So, if I say I *want* them in the yard, they're not weeds. *nods* That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. :D Daylily and as yet unidentified bulbs. Possibly daffodils. LOL I don't remember. Should be a nice surprise in a few weeks. More daylilies. I've got them sprouting all over the place. Forsythia!! I'm so excited about my forsythia this year. I got it about three years ago when it was just a little guy. It didn't bloom the first year as it was small and I bought it too late in the season. (It was already putting on leaves.) Then the next year my mother Mowed It Down! She says she didn't know it was there. I say she wasn't paying attention. Then last year it didn't bloom. Perhaps it was still recovering from the Mower Incident. This year it's covered in buds! *is excited* Hyacinths are showing definite signs of progress. Daylilies and irises. The irises never really died back. I have been seeing a few new shoots in other beds. I think these are tulips. Again, another nice surprise in a couple of weeks. A left-over of last fall. I put two of these garden mums in pots on the front steps last fall. Last Saturday I let Younger Son trim off the dead sticks. The other mum (in its own pot) is doing just as well.
flies

flies

Paint Colour…

Paint Colour…

My place

My place

Blooms…

Blooms…

Persimmons

Persimmons

Herb questions (and photos)

Herb questions (and photos)