This week summer came in just one day from cool damp weather to highs in the upper 80’s and I am loving it.
It meant I could get out in the beds and finally do some weeding and get some goodies put into the beds.
I planted some Lilies, Tall Phlox, Black Mondo Grass and a Shanghai Heuchera.
My daughter and I went to a local Amish Greenhouse Thursday and picked out some annuals. My daughter got me two new Pelargoniums there for Mother’s Day. They had two new beauties that I had not grown before so I am glad to add them to my collection. Thank you Shelly.
We love buying local but there are always a few plants that you have to send off to get because the smaller greenhouses here just cannot not grow all of the perennials you are wanting. Tomorrow the local Historical Society is having a yard and plant sale so we will see if I bring anything else home. LOL!
With such warm temperatures I have to tell myself not to get in a rush planting the annuals because I know we are apt to get some more frost before the 18th of May here in the hills.
The lawn furniture has been cleaned and brought back onto the porch in anticipation of some evenings of sitting with a good book, or the Good Book, and enjoying some reading and just being outside. Later on to enjoy watching Lightening bugs lighting in the field and woods.
In the garden now everything is growing fast. I always love seeing the Dicentra Bleeding Hearts blooming. Who can resist having these heart shaped blooms in the shade garden? The plants are a little smaller this year and the Alba has not bloomed yet, but I am just glad to see a lot of plants returning that I thought were killed over this nasty winter.
Another Primula has started to bloom a brilliant redone. See the pollen on the petals. It is flying on the winds from all the pines in the woods. Yellow dusty clouds of it can be seen in the sir. Not good at all for the sinuses and allergies.
I want to wish all you Momma’s a beautiful Mother’s Day.
and Happy Gardening Everyone !
Until Next Time,