Color...this is definitely a spring full
of color for us here on the farm.
This time last year
is what our fenced in
area close to the house looked like...
....it was brown dirt and sand.
On March the 24th THIS year
I mowed the lawn for the first time this year
and most of the plants I had put in the garden
last year were up.
The daffodils were blooming.
It was the beginning of color here on the farm.
This is my favorite Hosta...
it's name is Marmalade.
It's a perfect name don't you think?
Right now the Columbine are the stars
of the garden.
I love their soft pinks and yellows.
I'd like to plant more of these if I can find them.
The 'Fairy House' yard needs a bit of work.
The rhododendron I planted last fall
is starting to bloom.
I just hope all these plants still look good
when the hot summer sun is here
as one of the trees that gave
a lot of these plants
they needed has
all but died.
Many of them will have to be moved
if the sun becomes too much for them
but time will tell.
This is another Hosta I really like.
I thought the heat and drought
last summer had killed it
and a few of the others
but they shocked me by
This poor weather vane
has moved 3 times
with us and has been knocked over
and blown over
and been beaten with hail.
This summer it will again be covered
with Red Trumpet Vine
that has been here for many years.
Yes it's definitely
a colorful spring on the farm
and summer will
have a hard act to follow.
I hope you are enjoying a colorful
spring where ever you are.