My Yard….

March 2015

My yard is coming alive! During the winter, the flowers die back, the wisteria drops it’s pods, the nasturtiums freeze and wither. But here in March, the grass is a fresh, spring green, the nasturtiums begin to crawl and bloom, the wisteria buds and bursts with purple flowers, and oh, the weeds in the garden! The “veggie” garden has been tamed (a bit) and is almost totally covered with poppies! Last year there were only 2 or 3 little plants that sprouted out of nowhere (thank you birdies). I was excited. But this year, as I watched the changes in the yard, I noticed more and more pop up. I was very excited. Now, they are everywhere, and have begun blooming. There is a profusion of the glorious orange filling the garden. I am ecstatic!!

California Poppies in my Garden! Taken March 22, 2015

California Poppies in my Garden!
Taken March 22, 2015

My new front yard is coming along. Pretty much all of the plants that were planted last fall made it through the winter. The roses are shiny, leafy green, and some are already budding. The grape hyacinths I bought on clearance and planted a bit late, have popped up and line the rocky paths. The freesias by the front door are opening and are a welcoming, sunny yellow.

Corner of the New Front Yard taken March 7, 2015

Corner of the New Front Yard
taken March 7, 2015

Queen's Tears taken March 7, 2015

Queen’s Tears
taken March 7, 2015

I cannot wait until the lavender and sages start to bloom, and the yellow carpet roses in front of the fence. Of course, I will continue to add plants and flowers here and there. It will be a never ending journey, but one I will cherish. Oh, and I will be planting my sweet pea seeds, too! Won’t they be lovely climbing up the fence! Laura

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