Friday, May 8, 2015

Front and Back

In the front garden, I've always had some wild snapdragon in the lawn.

It seems to be having an exceptional spring.

I still plan to remove all the grass in the front garden someday.  This may be just the inspiration I need to look at the space differently.  In the mean time, the bumble bees are loving the flowers.

Now to the very back of our property.
The alley is looking stunning with irises, and the daisies are just getting started too.

We've had several days of nice rains.  No nasty storms for us so far.  Saturday is showing a good chance of storms.  Hopefully, we'll continue to get only rain.

I've been planting containers.  It is too wet to plant anything in the vegetable beds.  I don't know when I've had that problem before.


  1. The snapdragons are definitely incentive to do away with your front lawn to plant whatever is a survivor and does well in your area. We did away with grassy areas many, many years ago, and now there is a cottage style, tropical jungle. :-)

    Happy Gardening and enjoy all that you have growing in your gardens, front and back.


  2. Well, I'm glad to hear you're having that problem. Beats the drought you have been coping with. Hope you get done what needs to be done. Love the snapdragons......and I'll bet the bees do as well. Have a productive weekend!

  3. Looking good -- we've not had bad storms either but nice rains! Garden is growing and growing well! Enjoy this time of year -- July is just around the corner!

  4. Last week was wet and cold here. Too nasty for planting. But then this week turned warm and dry and now we're playing catch up. Hoping your veggie beds are dried out and reading for planting soon.

  5. Hi there, Just stopping by to say “Happy Mother’s Day” to you. I’m sure you are having a fabulous day. I celebrated yesterday when one of my sons and his beautiful wife came to see us….

    As you probably know, we’ve been out-of-town this past week and I haven’t done any blogging much at all. I hope you enjoyed my two Tulip blog posts while we were gone——and be sure and tune in tomorrow morning to find out what we’ve been doing this past week….

    Enjoyed your post today!



  6. GoSS, yes, plenty of rain here as well. Last week was rained almost every day. Rain gauge collection has indicated about 5 inches of rain so far this month. The average for May here is about 3.5 inches so we are over for the month. It's more than made up for the month of March that was a totally dry month. Moisture here is good so far. A big storm is brewing to the south with possible large hail and strong winds so all the plants are secure in the back of my truck in the garage until the severe threat is over. Yes, my plant protection plan is working so far. If there's any chance of bad weather inside they go until in the ground planting starts. After May 15th I'll start trickle planting. I have 20 each tomatoes and green peppers to plant but they will be planted over the course of the last two weeks of May. I figure a couple a day will get through to June which will be pretty safe by then. If a severe storm blows through, I'll have a reserve to plant and not get caught like last year. Yeah, I'm getting wise in my old age.

    Have a great Mother's Day.


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