Watching the Garden Grow

There is nothing like spring flowers to brighten up a yard.  This is the weekend when normally the annuals are placed out as we typically do not get frost after this.  I didn’t say we never get frost, but usually we do not get frost from now until fall.

It is raining though and much as I enjoy playing in the dirt, I don’t enjoy it in the rain – so we still just have the perennials.  I had planted pansies last year in the hopes they would come up again this year, but there doesn’t seem to be any.  I’m thinking that the newer, larger pansies are not as tolerant of winter and I had some beautiful large flowered pansies.  I will stick with the basic size if I get pansies again.  I know I used to have some that would come up every year for many years.

Last year the Forget Me Not flowers covered the whole flower bed – but this year they are just popping up in the lawn and are hardly in the flower bed.  My late blooming Tulip is almost open and the first Iris is now open.

May 18 Forget Me Not
May 18 Forget Me Not
May 19 Iris and Forget Me Not
May 19 Iris and Forget Me Not
May 18 Tulip
May 18 Tulip
Iris May19
Iris May19

Chester and I had a shortened walk due to the rain and the Iris pictures were taken in the rain also.  Although we need the moisture, it is not supposed to rain during the day, especially on weekends and especially on long weekends.