Yesterday was such a beautiful day with sunshine and temperatures to 81 degrees. I spent most of the day outside playing around in the flowerbeds and doing some little odd jobs that needed doing. It seems like I always have painting to do every spring. Yesterday it was all about the garden decor. I painted the little statues, some flowerpots, and a watering can.
I still have the garden bench to paint yet so maybe that will get done this week.
I also got some stepping stones laid in front of the garden shed.
The ‘Silvermoon’ Clematis is starting to bloom but this year the blooms are smaller. Probably because I decided to move it while it was forming the buds. It will be glad to finally have a permanent home in the Rose garden.
“Morden Blush” will be the next rose and it is full of buds.
With highs in the eighties all week and some rain all of the roses will be opening some buds. I saw that the Aphids were gone from off of the roses but I will be keeping a close watch for them.
Another Purple Columbine is blooming from Margy’s seeds but this one is a little different with its white center.
All of the purple Columbines are from the same seed but some of the plants have all purple blooms.
The variegated Weigela bush blooms are opening now and looking lovely. Another Weigela bush “Wine & Roses’ will be blooming this week also.
I saw some buds on the irises in the woodland garden that will be blooming soon. I can hardly wait to see how they look since most of them were planted just last fall.
I also got a “Milkshake’ coneflower and a pink Turtlehead planted in the newly widened bed by the garden shed.
A few more plants and trees have yet to arrive so I hope they come this week so I can get them planted and finish up on the planting until it is time to get the annuals planted into the containers in a couple weeks. It will not be safe here to put them out until after May 15th.
With such a gorgeous week ahead I plan to get outdoors as much as I can in between some showers.
I hope all of you have a wonderful week and get those hands dirty.