The day after I published WBW #54, I suddenly discovered more blooms appearing in different spots all around our yard. Daily, I see new blooms I’d forgotten would be here this soon. And, here I thought I had very few flowering plants remaining!
Do the flowers in your yard ever surprise you that way?
These iris buds were the first hint of good things ahead.
Baptisia Indigo was beginning to bloom, as well. God is so smart, good, and kind to give us this season.
At the corner, I spied honeysuckle blooming on the trellis. Isn’t spring wonderful?
On the trellis at the opposite end of the porch, I noticed the Clematis vine growing wildly. No buds there yet, though.
As I pulled the Clematis to the trellis for attachment, I spied this little guy at the base that went unnoticed until now. I wonder if it was blooming when St. Patty’s Day rolled by.
Around back, Peony blooms looked a little over-done before I discovered them blooming! Notice the snowball bush in the background isn’t so pure white anymore. I miss the glowing blooms now that they look dingy. Newer blooms along the bottom are still pretty for tablescapes. 😉
All good things must come to an end, but there are more Peony buds preparing to bloom.
Saturday was a farm workday as HH sprayed acres of weed-killer (hide your eyes, you all-naturalists in the crowd!) and I began the long process of water-proofing fences. I love the new dark coloring of HH’s DIY wood protection recipe.
I learned something the other day. Black fences are painted black, not stained. Black paint is cheaper than white, and it doesn’t turn dark or dirty like white. But, paint gets chippy over time, so we avoid painting fences. I’ve always loved the dark equestrian fencing. So, I guess we have the look now without the paint! (If I could only finish!)
Easter morning before clouds rolled in, I snapped this picture of the blooming Iris.
Notice the untreated fence behind. I sure have a big job to finish! Anyone want to visit me and help? (I promise gallons of sweet tea, of course!)
Just kidding. We need to hire a farm-hand. This one right here is ready to retire!
Do you have surprise blooms coming up in your yard? Tell us about it. 🙂