Tuesday, May 10, 2011
My Flower Beds Are Dressed for Spring
After a long, cold, snowy winter, my flower beds are looking forward to spring. All of the pictures in this post were snapped on May 1.
The bleeding hearts are loaded with buds. In another week or two they will be almost to the top of the skirting.
There are two pipe plant holders on the deck rail. I put a hummingbird feeder on one and hang petunias on both of them. The birdhouse on the corner has a sparrow nest in it now. We also put nest boxes on the top peak of our mini barn and in the triangle (next pic). Within an hour of my hubby putting them up, the one on the mini barn had sparrows moving in!
The green spikey plants are yuccas. They get gorgeous buttery yellow flowers on tall spikes mid-summer.
I plant annuals around the edges after the flowers in this pic have died back. The are also a couple heather plants, euonymous, amd foxglove that are getting started, but don't show yet.
The birdhouse in the triangle has housed bluebirds for several years. Just yesterday we saw the first bluebirds and hummingbirds of 2011.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoying my flowers.