It’s officially Spring! I know that it was actually spring a few weeks ago, but the passing of Easter is what makes Spring seem so real and present. Of course, the gorgeous weather of late doesn’t hurt either. I know there is more rain to come, but as of right now I am enjoying all the sunshine I can get and loving the explosion of flowers in my yard.
I am a huge sucker for pansies. I don’t know what it is about them; their fragility, the abundance of flowers, the ease of care (during the cooler months, of course), the amazing colors they present…it’s just all good stuff!
More pansies…I just can’t get enough!
Alyssum is a very close favorite as well. I just love how delicate the flowers are…they remind me so much of baby’s breath. This plant has really spread over the past couple of years, and has basically taken over one of the flower beds in the backyard. I’m happy just to let it do it’s thing!
My front porch is such a refreshing place right now! It gets pretty beat down when the heat really hits, but right now is a golden place to spend a little time. I’m not the only one who likes to do a little reading out there!
This is my most precious of all my plants. It originally belonged to my grandmama and spent most of it’s time in Oregon. After her passing, my mother brought it down to Cali as a gift. When the heat hits, this is the one plant that concerns me the most. I’m pretty sure if my house ever caught fire I would be dragging this plant to safety!
I have no idea what kind of bush this is, but it is seriously encroaching on the lawn in the best of ways! I’m not very adamant about trimming bushes, and really don’t mind when they get a little unruly. It will get chopped on in due time, but right now I’m too busy enjoying all the pretty purple flowers. I don’t even mind sharing it with the bees! (this bush is literally buzzing when you stroll by)
The gladiolas are also making their appearance, reminding me that they too are looking forward to a little heat. Right around the 4th of July they will explode with purple blooms, and are a favorite among the neighborhood dragonflies!