I made it out into the gardens today.
I haven't been able to out much because of the virus I had and my seasonal allergies kicking in, which then triggered my asthma; so I've been staying in quite a bit until my asthma was better under control.
It was so nice to clean up some and plant a few things.
Thought I might start by showing you what survived the winter here....
This was a mystery plant. I was certain I planted it this last spring, but I forgot to write down what it was on my plans. It didn't germinate this past spring, but it started to leaf out this winter. My husband and I kept wondering if we were nurturing along some giant weed. I just couldn't recognize it.
Then it bloomed and I remembered. It was nicotiana! You can't really see any blooms here because I picked most of them for a bouquet to take in the house.
Aren't they pretty? Shades of pink, cream, and yellow.
My snapdragons also survived the winter.
I was able to pick a huge bouquet of those endearing blossoms.
Now I have two bouquets in my living room! I love them.
While I was out in my kitchen garden, I also planted a couple of herbs a friend gave me.
I have tried growing dill in the past with no luck, but I think I usually started it too late. Wish me luck this year!
And Bee Balm! One of my favorite herbs. At one time I had quite a bit of it, but they quit reseeding themselves so they never came back. I don't know what color this one will be, but I once had a lovely lavender cultivar. Bee Balm always reminds me of fireworks. Do you see that in it too?
|Lavender, sage, rosemary, oregano, and Italian parsley.|
I also made a little herb bouquet for the kitchen windowsill. Smells so good as we do dishes.
And a sweet little lavender bouquet for my nightstand. (Sorry Worker Bee, you'll have to smell this from my side of the bed. Maybe if you're good, I'll make one for you too.)
This same friend also gave me a half flat of pansies. Boy I went to town!
This planter hangs on one of the backyard gates.
|I just love galvanized metal, do you?|
|I'm lovin' the moss all over this pot.|
I have wanted to plant this 3-tiered basket with pansies since I bought it several years ago. At last - I can cross it off the list now.
Thanks so much for buzzin' by today. Such a treat to see you! I hope you know how much I enjoy our visits and your sweet comments.