Just a couple of weeks ago, this was the garden scene from the front porch: I was happy for the flowers, but things were pretty sparse and the trees were still bare.
With the arrival of Spring, our annual jungle-look flower garden starts taking shape out front. I wish you could have heard the morning birdsong as I took these photos.
|I love the early morning light. Even the spent pansy blossoms are glorious.|
|We are just at the end of pansy season; I planted these last November|
and they have lasted all winter. The heat of April is getting to them now.
|It's hard to get a shot of these brilliant cactus blooms: They are so much better in real life!|
|First blossoms on the Bertie Memorial Tree; a gift from Helen, this desert|
bird of paradise was planted as a memorial to our dear Bertie Pierre
|We are at the very beginning of hollyhock season; hundreds of buds |
are waiting to open