It is amazing how good my yard looks when I can crop very small portions of it, and adjust the color. My bulbs did not do much this spring, will need to plant new ones this fall. The crab apple tree above is pretty for about 3 days. The picture was taken a day past peak. My little irises may be good for another few days. Have some annuals to plant, but waiting for temperatures to fall below the current high 80s.
That’s it from here, for now.
Back in the summer of 1997 I made my first (and thus far only) trip to the American South-West. I was tagging along with my husband who had some professional meetings in New Mexico.
After the trip I have never attempted to grow hollyhocks again.
The sky, the mountains, and fields are all strikingly different from my home region.
These sunflowers caught my eye.
Although I don’t have a photo that is a good illustration I do remember coming home from the trip with a much more vivid idea of what the term ‘plateau’ meant after seeing geographical plateaus first hand. And while it was nice to visit this part of the country I was positive I would not be happy in that climate for any more than a week or two.
Dreams of spring time flowers: crocuses,
Glory of the snow, scilla, snowdrops,
Pussy willows, spring snowflakes, hyacinths, daffodils,
Followed by tulips of many shades.
Then sometime in May lilacs bloom.
Lilies of the valley, come June.