Yesterday Tom and I took a day off work mid-week to unwind and work on a few projects around the house. It was one of those gorgeous spring days with not a cloud in the sky, and I'm quite happy at how much we got done.
The plants are already springing up around the house quite lushly. We're dying to put down mulch, but have heard it's still a *little* bit too early in the season to do so (you want to wait till after the worst of the spring rains, apparently, as heavy wet mulch can kill small seedlings, etc)
The Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow' I planted in the side bed last year has taken off and is gorgeous in its tri-color leaves and blooms.
The Columbine is growing in lush, and shooting up its closed blossoms. Can't wait till they open!
The Hellebore I thrilled to see bloom earlier in spring is still going strong. I really love the way the blooms come in deep red-purple, like the above blossom, and then fade to a green-purple, like the bottom blossom.
Hard to believe this plant was so small last year and all through last winter. It has really taken off this spring.
Finally, I have an admission to make. Last fall, I planted tons of seeds around the yard, and I suspect most of them were dug up by hungry birds. But the problem is, this spring I've been letting some green things in the flower beds go, because I'm not really sure if they're weeds, or they're plants. I have two of these in my flower bed by the back deck, and I'm not sure if I should pull them because they're weeds, or let them go because they're plants. Anyone know?