More things are beginning to bloom, but we still have not passed our last frost date of May 15th. I am really eager now to get the planting started. So much so that I went by Raymonds Garden Center to get my torenias, and Christine told me to wait and pick them up in another month. It is 71 degrees outside, and a frost seems really unlikely, but this is the mountains and you just never know. I have seen snow on Easter in years past. But, you know, one just needs to dig in the dirt now and then, so I did get some pansies for a container. In the flower bed, I have these lovely tulips that came up again.
A late March freeze had me covering them up for a couple of nights. I had to improvise a bit to keep the tulips from being weighed down by the cover.
But they did fine, and now are coming along. Two pink ones are up, and a purple is on the way.
Out in the yard are what I thought might be bluebonnets, but now not sure. Update! Thank you, Shane! These lovely purple-blue flowers are ajuga.
They are right along the sidewalk in front of the house. I have to enjoy them now, as they will get mowed down in another week.
I think the peaches got frostbitten, will see if they give me any peaches this year. If they do, maybe I’ll get them picked before the bears get them.
These look like I might have a few peaches. Will have to wait and see.
The pots are at the ready.
Still have a some clean up to do on these.
The redbud burst into full flower yesterday, I hope to get a good picture of the mountains behind it for a new header photo for spring.
There are several of these volunteers in the yard, lovely, all white flowers.
The little johnny jump up came up in a crack between the driveway and sidewalk. Intrepid little suckers.
I am thrilled the parsley came up again! Looking forward to some fresh parsley in a recipe soon!
The mountain behind the house is still covered in periwinkles. Looking forward to having a meal on the veranda, and hot coffee in the rockers on a lazy spring Sunday. Are your flowers blooming yet?