It's still a bit cool outside but I wanted to get some pictures of how some of the front garden is looking right now. There are so many different colors of green (and red and orange) on the new leaves. It won't be too long before many of these plants are blooming.
You can see a picture of this garden on the sidebar to see how it will look later in the summer. I'm always amazed at how much it changes over the year.
We put this birdhouse up last summer and angled it so we could see it from inside in hopes that birds would use it. Well there is already a pair of Chickadees making a nest in it. They don't seem to mind the activity of kids and the dog around them.
From the front you can see all the moss that has grown on the edgers this winter.
The flowering cherry tree is blooming and the bumblebees are loving it.
Spirea has already leafed out. There's some empty space to fill in this bed this year, not sure what will go in it yet though, but I do love empty garden space!
The water garden was cleaned out this weekend. I trimmed all the plants, dumped the water and will let the rain fill it back up.
Pink Hyacinths that were planted last fall are blooming. The slugs have been terrible about eating them.
I planted this container last year and am so happy with how it's doing. The Pieris is blooming and the Clematis on the obelisk is quickly climbing up.
The entry bed is full of color, it's difficult to tell in the lighting here though. Hellebores, Crocuses, Tete-a-tete daffodils and Heucheras really brighten it up. The moss has gone crazy here this winter.
It looks and feels like we are returning to the cooler and wetter weather that we had most of the month. I'm hoping that the daytime temperatures will stay above 50, but I see some days of upper 40's predicted. This time of year I guess you just have to enjoy any dry and sunny day that we have because you never know how long it will be until the next one.All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.