After 2 downer posts, it's time for some uppers!
Here are photos I took this afternoon, when I returned home from work!
I've owned this Bleeding Heart for 11 years!
I love the combination of a deutzia with Forget-Me-Nots! I usually end up ripping out most of the little blue buggers, as they like to take over...but, in April, I welcome them!
A close up of one of the lilacs I planted near the roadside...
I bought this Viburnum from Gosslers in Springfield. They are absolutely the BEST at developing new species of viburnum to meet a wide variety of seasonal, soil, and bloomtime needs! You have to make an appointment to tour their gardens and greenhouses, but it is worth i! I plan on going there in a couple of weeks! If any friends want to join me, hooray!
I love the side yard. When we moved here in 2001, the only thing you could see was the oak tree and the rhodie in the foreground! Lots of sweat and time spent here!
Here's a view of my "Secret Garden" area, prior to the explosion of leaves on the larger trees. You can see the bird bath/sanctuary.
My handsome husband and I have hidden in here before
Funky, funky tulip! I put it right by the front door. It really wakes me up in the morning when I'm heading out the door to school! I'll hate to see it fade...