The last few days have been beautiful and sunny. My neighbor mowed my front lawn over the weekend and I got out there to plant my new roses and to clean up the front flower beds. Things are starting to look pretty good out there!
How can I not be happy looking out at the new growth on my dwarf mugo pine ? Seriously, the colors of my pot of pansies and the phlox groundcover beyond is making me feel pretty darn good in the mornings. I reseeded the little bare patch in the picture and now it looks even better. Wait until the new grass emerges!!
I see lots of robins and squirrels in the yard, and there is a really persistent squirrel that kind of keeps track of me while I’m working out there. Have I been able to get a picture of this little guy? No, I have not! He has the bushiest tail I have ever seen, and he watches me from the peak of the garage roof as I work. Every time I raise the camera to grab a shot he flips that tail at me and vanishes over the peak of the roof.
All of my plants are now outside and going though the transition of adapting to the stronger sunlight out there. New leaves are starting to emerge, and lots of the old leaves are getting burnt by the sun and dying. The lantana especially is not happy with me. Suck it up little guys! Life can be brutal; you can’t hang out under the indoor grow lights any longer. Summer is coming and out you go to get ready for it! The perennials in the yard are starting to come back and there are lots of buds on the plants. Good times are coming.
Good days in a sad time continue.
Have a good week, everyone. Be safe.
16 thoughts on “A Little Wednesday Sunshine #4”
I so enjoy your posts ! – even though you have mentioned (again) the dreaded lantana ..
I want you to see why I get anxious about it – but of course I’m talking about lantana being let run wild – which you have no intention of doing. I can’t imagine how it grows when potted, you lucky thing – meaning that I can’t bore you shitless with endless instructions ! [grin]
We’ll, that dreaded lantana is circling the drain at the moment, so the risk is pretty darn low! 🙂 It is behaving itself in its pot and has never reseeded a new plant in the nearby gardens, so I’m not too worried. I have now been warned, however, and I will certainly be keeping my eye on it!! It is in a pot on the deck and now I’m thinking that I should keep it as far from the gardens as possible!
Mebbe it ain’t as horrible up there ? – that it’s horrible down here because it’s an import .. Whose nose ? as my adorable late husband was wont to ask. 😀
I think that it is well behaved here because it can’t survive the winters. I’ll never look at it the same way again after your warnings…
Well .. you can never fear that, should it kark, you won’t be able to replace it .. 😉
Sounds like a nice day! Thank you for the pictures.
My groundcover flox and creeping myrtle are in bloom. Yes, they make me very happy!
Your flowers are lovely! Hopefully spring will stick and we will slide into summer:)
I love seeing the squirrels in our yard. There are cute black ones across town that I wish would move into my yard:)
Well, there is a squirrel that is stripping all the bark off some branches of a tree I like, so they can also be bad pests. But cute pests!!
Good to see
Your outdoors is looking very springy – that’s got to be cheering you up! Lovely photos – I love the butterfly and flower 🙂
It has been a big boost to my mood to have spring flowers start blooming.
Oh I bet – it is so cheerful after a long dreary winter!
Is that a pine tree? BTW, you have a beautiful flowers!
Thank you. That tree, actually, is a thornless locust. Those leaves will grow out to be 10″ long.