I look forward to this week every year. The second week in May when I can safely put my flowers in the ground and hopefully not have to worry about a frost. Spent the day making several rounds back and forth from home depot where in my neck of the woods, you can get the best selection of flowers at a reasonable price. I got to the parking lot and literally ran to the flower section just in case someone took that one special plant that had my name on. Of course that’s totally irrational because there is plenty to go around. I have two gardens in the front of my house and one fenced in one in the back. Also, my husband picked up a whole bunch of tomato, basil and herb plants that we are thinking about putting in pots this year.
So, here we go…some basil….smells sooo good
These are my peonies. Every year, for many, many years, I have told myself I would put the proper round peony stakes around my peonies. And each June, I watch them as they topple over and berate myself for not staking them. So, this year…. I was right on it…Got these babies supported early on and they are growing up straight and beautifully.
We live in deer country..so this year I focused on lots of bright marigolds, my favorite being the red and yellow toned…and lots of red salvia…of course pink, coral and fushia inpatients. My Black Eyed Susies are back too and lots and lots of Hosta.
Of course there are Astilbe and Coreopsis …
And pots all around. Now I spray regularly so that all my plants don’t become DEER FOOD….and tend to the plants all Spring and Summer and watch them grow and take on a life of their own. I will begin work on my fenced in garden tuesday and thursday this week when I am not in my office seeing patients. And of course I need to get back to my studio.