Even though we had a late frost last Friday that killed most of my annuals, the garden continues to grow more beautiful every day with new blooms and leaves awakening from their winter slumber. I can't help but smile every time I see something new. Let's take a look....
The Azaleas are almost ready to burst into bloom and the Columbines are blooming.
"Frisk Me" Dwarf Iris, Silver Artemisia and Creeping Phlox.
This little fairy likes to hide among the Columbine and Poppies.
Penstemon "Prairie Twilight" in foreground surrounded by Penstemon "Husker Red", Daylily, Sedum, Poppies and Iris.
"Cat's Eye" Dwarf Iris with Sweet William.
These little gnomes live down the path from the other family of gnomes. Their house is surrounded by Bee Balm and Black-Eyed Susans.
This past weekend my hubby cleaned out the herb bed (last year's Apple Mint had gone crazy) and planted new herbs. Included are Chocolate Mint (yummy!), Cilantro, Oregano, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.These are right outside the back door so they are very close to the kitchen.
Many of my gardening friends have decided to raise chickens so I thought I'd get some too....I bet mine are easier to take care of! They were a gift from my hubby.
And to think this vine was only a foot tall and very sick last year. We gave it a lot of TLC and look at it now!!
These flowers surround the Zelkova tree in the front yard by the seating area. Last year I tried something different with my seeds...I mixed them all together and threw them down instead of planting each kind separately. This is what I got....I really like this look!
More "Frisk Me" Dwarf Iris, Mums and the old wheelbarrow is planted with white Salvia.
The shrub is a Mock Orange and I believe it's going to bloom for the first time since we planted it about three years ago. The orange flower is "Apricot Swirl" Wallflower.
The Columbines and Dianthus in the front corner bed. Soon there will also be Coneflowers and Black-Eyed Susans.
Columbines surrounded by Dwarf Iris, Black-Eyed Susans, Cheddar Pinks, Coreopsis and Lilies.
Our spring weather continues to improve with warmer days and nights. I've been able to do quite a bit of work in the garden...weeding, trimming, planting and mulching. One thing I know for sure....I will never be done....my garden is always changing and improving!
I just love it!!
I just love it!!
Words and Photos Property of Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden.