I don’t claim to be a good gardener and with all of the plant loving critters that live in our yard and forest it is a constant battle to keep any plants looking decent. So when my front yard looks good, I have to gloat a bit. But we all know what is going to happen eventually when I forget to spray and lose my diligent routine. Nibble nibble, snack snack. But for today I thought I would share a few of the things that are blooming in my yard.
Ferns in sunlight always make me smile.
The Mountain Laurel are blooming and even though these are at the end of the bloom they are still lovely.
We are blessed with having a lot of Lady Slippers in our yard. They are highly coveted in our area and our yard seems to be the perfect place for them. You don’t want to disturb them because they are very particular and moving them usually does not work so I am thrilled that they are multiplying every year.
My neighbor and friend Elaine is a great gardener and knows all of her flowers. I rely on her expertise and she recommended the foxglove. While it is winding down on blooms, it is still one of my favorites.
The other flowers are popping up and starting to show some colors.
Of course our yard is loaded with Lenten Rose plants. The deer do not eat them and they are pretty all year so when I see one for sale I buy it. I tried to bring one to transplant from my mom’s place when she moved out of her house at Copeland Oaks but it did not survive where I planted it which really made me sad. Since then, I know a little bit more about them, so they seem to be doing great where I have them now. When I see them they remind me of my mom. because she really wanted me to take the one that I had given her. I just wish I could have kept it alive.
I can not wait for my lavender to pop out. It is going to be amazing.
Thanks for joining me today. Next week is going to be Book Review Week here on It’s Just Life.. I have several books that I am reviewing and thought I would dedicate an entire week to book reviews so stop by next week for some reviews of what I have been reading. Don’t forget to Comment for a Cause for Copeland Oaks Library.