Can you believe it’s been six months since my last post about what’s blooming in The Land of Making Do? Things have gotten off to a very slow start this year, and we’ve had so much rain!
This has been the condition many of our days. It’s so muddy, farmers can’t get into fields to plant.
A couple of branches from the Chinese Snowball bush were very heavy with blooms last week. I gave it a spring pruning and brought lots of blooms inside. You saw a few lined down the table in A Garden Row Tablescape.
I took more pictures of the blooms Sunday afternoon when we had beautiful (and hot!) sunshine – a peek into summer. 🙂
Yesterday morning, just after the night’s rain, I circled the house to see the status of things blooming, sprouting, and in general, transforming out of their winter doldrums.
The weeds are certainly doing well and blooming nicely. I actually enjoy weeds that give a little color.
The scarlet honeysuckle has more varying colors than in previous years. This gets me excited to see other ways God will shout His Glory through His creation this year.
Peony buds are just about to pop!
PAM gave me this spiraea last year, and judging by the blooms on this branch, it’s doing very well. (Thanks again, Mom.)
The plant tag says it’s a Double Bridal Wreath Spiraea. She’ll be a stunner when she grows up.
PAM’s favorite daisies are so pretty this time of year.
Beside the large bed of daisies is a new plant (Little Lime) some friends gave us for Christmas. The arrow points to the full sun hydrangea with last year’s bloom heads. (I’ve enjoyed them and don’t want to cut them off, but I think it’s time.)
It’s looking so good! I’m very excited about this plant from our special friends, and you’ll see better pictures later as it grows and blooms.
Rosemary blooms beside the lamb’s ear at the back of the house.
Blooming vines of Lady Banks Rose drape over the Homestead Purple Verbena. The color transformed from dull to vivid purple after the weekend’s dose of sunshine.
I’ve been watching some gardening classes at Craftsy this past week while sewing. HH and I made plans to optimize baby Knock-out Rose bushes volunteering in wrong places. (If it will ever stop raining!)
You might be interested in a Craftsy gardening class* for helpful advice, too.
Also, this free e-guide on container gardening* looks informative.
Containers are so easy to fill and place in prominent places. Pots added to shrub beds are beautiful and easy to change without using a shovel. They add color and texture all on their own during winter months, too.
Are you getting out to prettify your home with colorful flowers? Have you started filling your pots with fun plantings? Spring is so fun!
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