Happy hump day! I’m glad you’re here for a visit – to see what’s blooming this week in The Land of Making Do. To update you on our wind storm a couple of weeks ago, here’s the eucalyptus tree I mentioned in my last WBW post.
After closer inspection, it’s confirmed. It is dead and was dead before being blown over. Suzy-Q concurs.
PAM (Painter Artist Mom) gave me some wisteria seeds from the grounds of a nearby antebellum home. I’m thinking of sticking a couple in the dirt while it’s loose after removing the tree. With nothing to climb onto, it’ll grow to be like a large bush. What do you think?
The arbor vitae looked like it might need re-planting completely.
HH to the rescue! He was able to tie it up since it wasn’t uprooted by the wind – just leaning.
There were a few iris blooms when the storm came, but now there are many.
Our yard looks pretty bad since the weed killer did its job. By June, the Bermuda grass will be pretty, green, and filling in nicely.
Over by the knock-outs, a few iris blooms are opening. I love color contrasts. Do you? Or, do you prefer softer blends?
The oregano is growing really well.
That reminds me. I need to get the flat-leaf parsley and basil started. I’ll get on that after we’re home from summer trips. No sense in starting something and not being here to water it.
Do you enjoy fresh herbs with summer veggies as much as I do?
I’m glad I contained this mint. It winters well here and is caged to prevent its invasive travel when planted in the ground.
It’s always a nice surprise to see the peony blooms each spring, especially after moving them to a new location.
Why don’t these pink peonies bloom? The pink buds are struggling to open. I’ve never had more than one or two blooms open up.
Maybe I need to raise their support ring higher…let those little guys see Mr. Sun.
The False Indigo Baptisia buds are opening. You saw some Purple Smoke Baptisia in my Pasta on the Porch tablescape post, so I didn’t take a picture of that one, just this False Indigo. They’re very similar, of course.
Take a deep breath, and don’t let this next pot scare you. I let the yarrow winter here on the back porch. The new sprouts look so pretty. I stopped removing the dead stems when red wasps swarmed. Yikes! They must have nests under there!
Apple mint (in the front pot) winters well outside, even when neglected.
The winter before last, I brought the yarrow indoors. That was a disaster for the dining room! I don’t like having that much dirt inside the house. Do you have a problem with that, too?
Do you have a sun room for bringing plants indoors? Where do you over-winter your pots? I hope you’ll have some good suggestions to share!
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