Yesterday ended up being cloudy for most of the day again. We were pretty busy with errands and didn't have too much time outside. The littlest gardener and I did some cleanup and planted a few things. When I heard her tell me, "Mom don't be sad." I knew something had happened. She tried to "help" by pulling out a very potbound lavender and accidentally pulled most of the plant out and left a lot of the roots behind. We planted it anyway. Part of the fun of gardening with kids and there's bound to be a few plant casualties.
I just took some random pictures of what I thought was looking pretty yesterday.
The pond and fern. You can see the Water Hawthorn blooming in the back and lots of lily pads.
Looking back across from the sunny side of the pond.
Tiarella 'Crow Feather' I forgot to smell it to see if it has a scent.
Shady corner under the cedar tree. Solomon's Seal (polygonatum), pulmonaria, columbine, sword fern and hellebores.
Mock Orange (philadelphus) and heuchera. I wish I knew the varieties of these two. They are both about to bloom.
Oakleaf Hydrangea (hydrangea quercifolia) with a purple Columbine popping through.
Syringa vulgaris 'Ludwig Spaeth' so close to blooming. It is the most beautiful color.
I hope to spend lots of time with my family this weekend and I hope some of that time will include gardening. Looks like the sun is trying to come out already.