It’s a glorious Memorial Day weekend here, beautiful weather. Yesterday I spent about six hours getting the yard ready for summer, planting annual flowers in pots, as well as a few other things like this Cherry Pepper plant, with Cilantro and Dill in the one behind. The perennial flowers and shrubs are doing well too, with many in bloom.
The Chives planted last year came back and are blooming nicely.
Out next to the driveway, the Rhododendrons are forming a tower of lavender about eight feet high. Hard to believe these were about two feet high when we planted them about 12 years ago (I think).
The first few Roses are out.
In the back, Spiderwort is blooming, with an actual spider at upper left.
A closer look at the spider, his web outlined in the tons of pollen we’re getting now.
The pond is looking wonderful, with dozens of Blue Iris blooming around and in it.
A Bumblebee at the Iris.
And a young Bullfrog sunning on a lily pad. The Water Lily flowers are emerging, and will open soon.
Tigger and Leo are enjoying the screened porch, Ellen and I will be out there today too. Hope your weekend is good!