It’s been raining for days! I always get a little nervous when we get that much rain. Luckily, every one around here stayed dry, though I understand some other areas weren’t so lucky. The bright side of all of the rain is everything gets so green! I took a walk around my yard this morning and took in the garden view, and I loved seeing everything fill in after such a long winter, and just come to life. I wanted to share a mini-garden tour.
Currently, my favorite part of our yard is outside the kitchen window. It’s really one of the places I spent a lot of time at (unfortunately, booooo!), so I love to be able to look out and see everything blooming, while doing the drudgery of housework.
I love that the Hosta are really filling out, and I am amazed at how my Flowering Dogwood is loaded with blooms. That almost never happens that I get that many! Normally a late frost get them first.
My Forest Pansy Redbud is was also full of pretty, pink flowers. I love the heart-shaped leaves on the Redbud, even if it is a slow grower here. It’s really a great under-story tree, and shade garden plant.
My plan with this side lot this year is to actually finish it in pea gravel. It’s not a big area to mow, and then it would extend the seating on our patio, plus I love the crunch of pea gravel. But,that’s a project for later this summer.
My Snowball Viburnum blooms right after the lilacs. They will go from green with white.
They are such great vase plants, and I love using them in arrangements with Hosta.
I love this garden view of the arbor.
We severely trimmed back the Wisteria this year because it was getting kind of crazy at the end of this year.We want to paint the deck, so we needed to prune it away anyway. We won’t get any blooms this year, but in the past it’s been loaded. I can’t wait until everything really fills in. Then,I can give you a real garden tour!