Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Spring has returned...

 Spring has returned.  The Earth is like a child that knows poems.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke

The butterflies are out and the hummingbirds are back so we are trying to give them more reason to hang around a little longer this spring. We've been planting and reconfiguring the yard. Most everything is growing really well. The Japanese Honeysuckle had grown to the top of the fence and has just started to flower.  

Blackberries are still growing along the back fence which are also flowering.The nasturtium and wild radish are going crazy.

On the far right, are white begonias that were planted last year which got huge. I just added 3 new reddish-pink begonia plants to the mix.

We are growing strawberries for the first time.
Strawberry plant in container

Newly configured planter w/strawberry plant in front

Sign I made for the 'Joie De Vivre' section.

George's awesome sign

Roma Tomato and Basil Plants. We also just planted beans in the very front for the first time..

Another view of the main planter.  The twig trellis is for the sweet peas grown from seed. George used 100-year-old electrical fabric wire since we couldn't find the twine! He's resourceful that way.

New Lemon Verbena

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