Something's happening today that hasn't happened in a while. It's sunny in Seattle. Okay, so the weather was awesome all weekend, but after so many months of overcast and rain and clouds and drizzle and mist and fog and damp, I want the sun to stick around for a while. Like, till next October, ideally.
Yeah, that won't happen. I'll be lucky if it's still spring when I wake up again. In the meantime, check out what's happening along my front walkway. The weeping birch is leafing out and all the Pacific Coast Iris are spreading their wings. Some of them look a little beat up, but by the time they're done blooming in the end of June, the asters will have pretty much taken over. If I had more energy I'd have pruned out the dead bits. Next spring...
The species tulips that come up in the bed to the left are pretty much done but if you look close you can see some pretty blue-flowered muscari, and in a little while the mint will fill in. The large clump if iris at the center is a random volunteer, and if it doesn't bloom I'm going to get rid of it. The stone birdbath was my 10th anniversary present to my husband.
Look! See, it is sunny. I'm not even joking. On the left you can (kinda) see a small maple that came from a start off the big tree in my parent's yard, and below is Burnsie the dog digging in the herb bed. He's discovered a passion for "gardening". ;)
The shots below are of my back porch, where I ate breakfast this morning. It's my favorite place in the garden. If you look closely you can see the plants I bought a week or so ago, all ready and waiting to find their new homes. Soon! I promise.
Now, what's the best thing about your garden?