My swing is hung in the backyard…can’t you just imagine a few lazy days dreaming in this swing? It will definitely give me time to gather some ideas for the backyard, which is sorely in need of landscaping & sprucing up. It was great having my parents here for a few days. It’s about 70* today & perfect for working in the yard, so I’ve been cutting out some ugly old sticker vines that are threatening to take over all our wild oak leaf hydrangeas in the backyard…can’t let that happen.
As I was walking around the yard, I thought I’d share a couple of blooms that I’ve spotted already. I was really surprised to see these Blue Pincushion flowers already (Scabiosa). I really didn’t think they would bloom until at least April. I don’t even think they died back this winter, since it was so mild. I’m happy they are up already & looking so good! Hope the rest of my perennials have survived as well.
A winter bloomer, this is Hellebore Lenton Rose (one of my favorites!). I’ve always want to grow these & finally have 3 little plants that even gave me some blooms this first year. I took my parents to the B’ham Botanical Gardens while they were here & these Lenton Rose were in full bloom, large & beautiful in the gardens. It made me really want to get more of these going for winter color. They have the softest pink & lime green flowers…just gorgeous!
A Welcome Rock in my garden urn…found this little rock last year at a yardsale for 25 cents and it greets our visitors.
Couple of iron birds I picked up at Tuesday AM this week, I haven’t decided where to put them yet or if I should paint them antique white, but I just loved them. They were only $4.99 each, so a bargain too.
ANY ONE ELSE BESIDES ME READY FOR SPRING!!! I’m ready for warm dirt, blooming flowers, real bunnies in the backyard & lazy days!