After a long winter’s nap, my flowers are coming up and blooming. I planted fall bulbs last year in hopes they would bloom this year. Last summer was the first year for my garden, and there were some perennials that returned faithfully this year. The lamb’s ears I planted for my grandson came back full and strong. He loves the soft, fur-like feel of the leaves. My granddaughter’s favorite pink rose has returned. And the peonies I planted for my daughter-in-law are ready to bloom.
I planted a new daffodil that has quickly become my new favorite (which changes weekly). It has white petals with an enchanting double coral center. Oh, I just love these. I must plant more of these in the fall. They will return year after year.
My planters have Johnny-jump-ups (violas) in a rich blue-purple that surround a bright orange ranunculus. These did well to survive our unexpected snow, and I was so happy to see them pop-up their little heads. They will go away when the hot weather comes to stay.
A new addition to the garden is the vivid orange rose. Oh my, how this one stands out! The vibrant color is a great contrast to the deep green foliage.
I love being in my garden. It is my quiet place where I find peace and restoration. I love to look at new plants coming up and wonder what they will be. Why would I write it down when I planted them? That would be too smart! So everything is really a surprise for me.
Start with a small pot and plant something. You will enjoy watching the plant grow and bloom.