It seems the ladybug theme is everywhere now that I've taken notice. This darling garden ornament caught my eye a couple of weeks ago at a local greenhouse but I passed her by.
Here's my garden flag stapled to the house wall on our back deck where I can see instant color year round.
Today's photos document the beginning of my garden season. Wind has been persistent and chilly all month but the sun is encouraging me to get on with my annual routine.
Primrose provides floral 'eye candy' in far more colors and varieties than I have. Hmmmm. I've got a bit more space I can fill in.
Last Fall I transferred my rhubarb into this barrel as a temporary holding area. It did so well I'm leaving as is, where I assume slugs won't be an issue this summer. My chive also wintered well in a barrel. I used the Topsy Turvy® Tomato bags last year and was less than thrilled so this time I'm back to the barrels. See the Garden Bon Bons (patent pending) laying on the surface... an early birthday gift from aforementioned dear friends Denice and Marlene. This is a first for me! You set them on the soil, water well, water often, and voila! enclosed seeds should sprout, take hold and hopefully offer a culinary harvest of assorted fresh herbs. Nothing compares with the flavor enhancement of fresh herbs and spices in every day cuisine. What a novel and much appreciated gift idea. I love my friends. :)
My next post will show gardening progress on decks with container plantings and hanging baskets. I LOVE to garden!