There are several first time bloomers this year. This trumpet vine is a first timer. I bought this last year and it didn't do so well, so it stayed kind of in the back. But, this year, it's certainly making up for it.
This is the kitchen garden after a good weed. I pulled the snowpeas yesterday and put in carrots. The snowpeas gave us enough for one meal. Oh, well. Snowpeas are not my forte, apparently. This bed is full of tomatoes and lemon trees, potatoes, a pepper and a rose. Everything I'll need to cook.
This is the daylily bed with cannas and elephant ears that will hold it through the hot summer after the lilies have finished their bloom. Lots of scapes. I hope that translates to lots of bloom.
Another first time bloomer. This is a native that just loves the sun. They grow everywhere around here and make these 8 foot stalks covered with these waxy blooms. A great show for this early part of the year.
And, this little Louisiana iris has made its first bloom this year. I hope it will do more and more. I don't quite know where this came from. I know I had some yellow LA iris that I haven't seen bloom in years and now I have a purple. I love the unpredictability.
The other end of the daylily bed.
And, my sitting area. Now, with all the time I had that I could have sat out here this weekend, you'd think I would have made it. But, alas, I stayed inside and played with my sewing machines and we watched the whole series of Harry Potter movies released so far. But, I did sneak out here a few times to work in the yard...in the peace and the quiet.
And, this last one is the long side bed. Not much for color this time of year. This shady bed will come into its own in the hot summer, when the other beds are just trying to stay alive.
Rob's big job this weekend was repairing the deck so we should be able to get a few more years out of it before the inevitable replacement. But, every year we can spend a few dollars instead of a bunch of dollars is a good year, huh?
Okay, that's it for us. I've come up with a new pattern and almost finished the quilt. I've also been trying to FMQ for a few mintutes every day, but I kind of got stuck for ideas on my MIL's quilt. But, that gave me the time to get a Linus quilt bound. I really need to schedule a drop-off and get them out of the house so I'll have more storage room!
Oh, and you know my mentor that I'm always talking about but haven't seen in over a year? Well, I decided it was time for a handwritten card, including an offer to come help her get her machine out of the attic, where it's been for over a year, if that's what it took. Well, I heard back from her this morning. Hopefully, we'll at least meet for lunch soon.
Take care and have a great Monday. Lane