I am loving the warmer temperatures and sprinkling of sunny days we've been having.
**Present morning excluded of course since we're having thunderstorms and general yuckiness.**
I've been outside more and at my computer less, so I've blogged zip in the last month. But that doesn't mean I've been idle. On the contrary, I've done plenty.
We inherited a fabulously landscaped yard from the previous owners of this house.
The front of the house has Lireope lining the path, with Azaleas and Lilac to brighten things in the Spring, plus Lilies and other perennials for summer color. A prolific Clematis climbs the porch railing putting on a show all season with Knock-Out-Roses and Barberry bushes in supporting roles. There is also a mature Japanese Maple, a Crepe Myrtle, and countless Nandina.
In the back, more Crepe Myrtles dance along the fence with enormous, as in could swallow a man and his horse whole, stands of Pampas grass as their partners. We also have garden Phlox, Hostas, Jackson vine, Jasmine vines, a Dogwood, Birch, several Forsythia and Butterfly Bushes, lots of Lantana and my favorite, a Winter flowering Cherry tree.
There are many more plants and trees out there that I could name, but I think you get the point.
It's gorgeous and most of the year it's maintenance free, aside from cutting the grass.
But in late winter/early spring everything needs attention and lots of it, and this year, being the glutton for punishment that I am, I've decided to add a veggie plot into the mix.
I'll share that adventure later, but for now, I'm going to enjoy taking a break on this rainy yucky day knowing that soon my gardens will be literally bursting with the fruits and flowers of our hard work and my neglected blog (which I have not forgotten).