It was really cold and blustery today, which is sad because the peonies just started blooming. The white ones are already blown to one side, so of course I had to pick some! I’ve got three colors, but the pale pinks are my favorites.
My vision for the entryway–pink roses and lavender clematis–is just on the verge of reality! Here’s the first rose. I planted both of these here last fall. My mother gave me the tall iron fence.
And here’s one more shot near the front door…Siberian Iris, Salvia, Rudbeckia, and some ornamental grass.
The big swath of Colorado wildflowers I planted to one side of the driveway is coming on–too many tiny plants to recognize all of them, but I see lots of lupine, daisies, and bachelor buttons. I don’t think they will be at their best until August. You know, I vowed not to garden a lot here–mainly because of all the accursed suburban river rocks previous owners landscaped with. I’ve discovered with some of the plantings that they just piled soil on top of 5 inches of rocks! We’ve already removed about 30 wheelbarrows of rocks (given to a neighbor) to make room for the wildflowers. But spring comes–and it’s very hard to resist the call of the flowers. I’ve bought everything I needed for this year, which was 1/10 of what I usually buy–so that’s going in the right direction! It’s just so much fun to see things grow.