Yardwise, my Poppies have started blooming...
.......much better than previous attempts to raise them. I have the most of them out in front of my storage shed, including some double poppies that were shared by my neighbor, Rose.
Each one is just such a perfect work by the Master gardener, our Lord, maker of Heaven and Earth and all therein ! I get such joy from my morning forays to see what's new out there !
The lovely Nasturtiums are such bright spots around the yard, and I am eating around 2-4 blossoms per day, for all the amazing benefits that the plant is said to offer.
My Sweet Williams have gone to seed for now,
but the Hardy Hibiscus are just getting covered with buds (and the occasional Japanese Beetles).
My giant Daisies are in bloom in the mailbox flowerbed, and the Cannas are growing nice and tall.
The Easter Lillies that I purchased post holiday, last year, have come back wonderfully well. This picture reflects what's left after having removed 3 or 4 spent blooms.
These Lillies were given to me as a gift last year, and have multiplied enough to be able to share with Rose.
And here's a shot of the other side of the driveway, with the Black-eyed Susans in bloom, among the Hardy Hibiscus bush, the Rose of Sharon and Crape Myrtle bushes, and the yet-to-bloom Gladioli.
And the Phlox are budding this week. They have really filled up this spot beside the back steps, and there are a few started out in the shade garden.
Our trip to Nashville went wonderfully well last Sunday, with the LORD blessing us with beautiful weather for a picnic on the nursing home's grounds (lovely park-like setting), and good health and attitude for all the family attending.
Considering the ages of the three siblings, this is a MOST PRECIOUS photo. Praise God for this wonderful reunion.