I took some photos of the loveliness blooming in my gardens.
Out front my peonies had 35 buds. I counted them twice. I was pleased because several of the buds opened up to give me a full petal filled old fashioned flower.
The rest are the new modern flowers with few outer pink petals and spiky pink center petals.
My Endless Summer hydrangea on the side is huge and gorgeous!
Some one asked me how I grow the above flowers so pretty. Well, I don't do
a lot of any trimming. I just let them grow.
I think it helps to grow hardy low maintenance plants.
The back garden next to my patio is coming a long nicely. The lavender is starting to bloom, as are the zinnia, dianthus, coreopis, armeria, and primrose. My new herbs, eggplant and tomatoes are also growing nicely. I have a plant or to to put in my large posts yet to fill them out.
Mother's day my favorite thing to do is to make mom a corsage. I started about 15 years ago using cut flowers I would buy at the Carrboro Farmer's market. Now I raid my garden for whatever is blooming. This year I use some hydrangea with rosemary for remembrance and thyme for courage.
So my patio is ready for me to relax on after work in the evenings and watch my garden grow.