Do you have irises in your yard? Mine aren’t doing so well this year. This first one appeared the other day. Notice it’s leaning against a tree.
There are guilty four-legs around here somewhere.
Ah-ha! Caught in the act…well, almost. I was glad to see these iris buds, but nothing had opened yet. The peonies in the background are still blooming well.
The next day, I rounded the corner of the house and found this wonderful sight. Fresh blooms…and one four-legged destroyer, Suzy-Q.
The loads of mulch I brought in are paying off – keeping the weeds at bay.
But the row of iris bulbs are not even thinking of blooming out. Neither is this clump over by the daisies.
Has your weather been strange this year? Our spring season seems to get shorter and shorter each year here in North Mississippi.
The Knock-out Roses are doing very well. They always are. If you need something stable and ever-blooming during three seasons, this one’s a winner!
In some areas, I placed layers of newspapers under the mulch. The main four-legged destroyer, Sir Winston, has found it.
The nice thing about newsprint is that it’s bio-degradable. Here in the country, we don’t necessarily have to pick this up.
But, we can’t help ourselves. HH and I pick up a little every day. As Winston pulls it out, we take it to the trash can. Do you want a dog? He’s really sweet – just a little young and ambitious.
The Indigo Baptisia is blooming quickly, even though it’s still young and low to the ground – compared to where it’ll be soon.
I seem to be stuck on plants that bloom in purple. This Roguchi Clematis is a faithful bloomer!
Around at the side entrance, I filled a couple of small pots.
The “Survivor Coral” Geranium is my favorite color of blooms.
This one might need to be a survivor in this more shady spot. Time will tell….
Around on the back porch, I planted what’s called “Toucan Hot Mix” Purslane in the pots with apple mint. This first little bloom appeared.
“Aloha Midnight Purple” Calibrachoa fills the watering can this year – along with a Dusty Miller.
Out in the yard, the Magnolia buds are just about to open.
It’s going to be a great year for the Southern Magnolia. Just look at all those pods!
That’s what’s blooming here in The Land of Making Do. What’s blooming at your house right now?