Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Lenten Rose

My mother-in-law has been growing Lenten Roses in her garden for decades and I have always loved them, but she is in Zone 5 and has more varieties at her disposal. I was finally able to find a Zone 4 plant in a color I liked, so I planted this one three years ago. This is the first spring it has bloomed since planting. The deep purple color is stunning!



Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring Clean Up...Finally

It has been a long wait for Spring to arrive...and I'm not quite sure if it is here actually. But it's spring break for the kids so I took the week off to get some stuff done and have some fun, too. Today was a 50 degree day so I decided to start the spring clean up of the flower beds. I leave some things up over the winter, like coneflowers, so birds can enjoy the seeds, and so a little bit of natural reseeding takes place for "volunteer" plants.