Spring in our neck of the woods has been slow to commit. We've had rather cool temperatures and plenty of moisture during most of April and May. If you read my last post, we even had some unexpected snow late last month. The upcoming weekly forecast is for more rain but warmer temperatures and as we are in the middle of May, I'm hoping for more enjoyable outdoor time!
The gardens are really starting to blossom and bloom. My mother used to love springtime best, and I find myself looking forward to it more and more every year!
Join me on a little walk around the house. Let's start in my Secret Garden.
The hostas have really grown quickly. Here is the east side of the Secret Garden.
The west side...
Another storm approaches..
Sallie is surveying my kitchen herb garden. What do you do with the space containing a satellite dish?? Since it's off the grilling porch, I grow my herbs here along with dianthus and a couple of small spirea.
The peonies are just getting ready to bloom and I hope the rain doesn't ruin the blossoms.
The front bed is filling in nicely with perennials. I add fewer annuals each year. The flowering magnolia, hydrangea and boxwoods form the foundation plants and a variety of smaller plants take turns blooming.
The columbine in the front bed has really grown this year and the alliums have, too.
The front berm is highlighted now with the blooming ninebark and purple salvia.
I have to share these adorable pictures my SIL took of little Jack watching the farmer put in his crops next to their house this weekend.
As you can see, Jack was inspired to "help," too!