Finally…the first What’s Blooming Wednesday for 2016.
Yes, I have yellow (Sunbrella Sunflower) blooming on the back porch now, too. The glider’s puffy cushions were much more difficult to re-cover than the front porch cushions.
The basket on the wall is new. I visited a garden center recently that had several of these baskets filled with beautiful hot pink Mandevilla. They were a special order for a woman, so all were claimed and not for sale.
I purchased a basket and planted the white Mandevilla. It just doesn’t pack enough punch after seeing the hot pink.
Another shipment of hot pink Mandevilla is due this week. Guess what color of Mandevilla this will be next week? You got it! Hot pink.
I planted a mosquito plant (Citronella) in the center of this white yarrow that’s just reviving from dormancy. It’ll bloom later this summer. These pots are a pair – one at each end of the porch for protection from mosquitoes.
Across the patio, Harry Lauder is sprouting leaves. Those twisty branches are so fun to use in arrangements.
Around on the side of the house, this monster is growing a few leaves. I wish I knew the solution for making this fig tree grow into the shape of a tree – rather than a fish bowl. Ha!
I’ve never seen anything so ugly. Have you?
Out in the yard, the pear tree has beautiful blooms. I got a closer look yesterday as I strolled through the yard with my camera and Sir Winston in tow.
Weeds by the dry creek bed are giving tiny blue flowers. Pretty, even though they’re weeds.
The Southern Magnolia provides leaves for our arrangements all year around in the south. They’re the mainstay for southerners in general and Mississippians in particular since the bloom is our state flower.
Nearby, the second red bud is blooming profusely. It’s short-lived, but it’s stunning.
The Chinese Snowball Bush on the back side of the house is beginning to break out into bloom.
It’s funny how blooms begin developing way before leaves appear.
Winston did good keeping out of my pictures until here at the snowball bush. He’s investigating the yard (weeds) closely. 😉
It’s a beautiful week so far here in The Land of Making Do. How are things in your land? Do you have lots of blooms yet?