How we were so lucky to enjoy blue sky and sun on the weekend I'll never know, but I'm sure glad we did. Normally we go to a big nursery called Flower World for Mother's Day, but I had the great idea to go Saturday instead. Well, I think everyone else had the same idea. I had never seen it so busy. We found some plants and took a walk around their big pond and found some goslings following their parents around. So cute!
When we got home we got to work and play outside. I was able to get the window boxes planted. They look so sparse when first planted, so I'll take some pictures when they fill in a bit. I think everything is pink or purple as usual in my containers.
Here are a few things looking good right now.A wine barrel planter under our large Japanese Maple. It's impossible to plant in the ground under it, only a few hellebores will grow there, but it needed a little color. I have a toad lily growing in this planter, but I don't have luck to get it to bloom. Are there some special tricks?
Bleeding hearts (dicentra spectabilis) in full bloom. The ones in the front yard have flopped over, I need to stake them.
Weigela 'Minuet' just starting to bloom.
More Columbines, this purple one is short and faces up instead of down like most of them in my garden do.
These are the first white ones I've found, I saw that there is at least one more white plant near this one.
I've already been given a beautiful card that my oldest daughter made at school and the promise of breakfast. I'm so lucky to have my girls, it's an honor to be their mother!
Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mom's. Hope everyone has a sunny gardening day!