Spring has sprung in our part of the world. I was even able to break into my summer wardrobe this week. It is difficult to enjoy the little things right now with the anxiety and worry we are all dealing with.
We have a variety of phlox around the yard.
3 very orderly buds. It appears like they are ready to begin a synchronized dance.
Pollen is quite high right now as seen with the dotting on the petals and leaves.
Hopefully the strawberry flowers turn into scrumptious fruit!
The lavender plants are flowering delightfully.
A Japanese painted fern is opening beautifully.
The Japanese maple is covered with itty bitty red flowers creating a cheerful appearance.
The ice plants are coming back and have such pretty color right now. It looks like we have some bits to clean up here but the old and new growth look really cool together.
The fig trees are starting to leaf out. We are hoping to get lucky with our first harvest this year. I have scrumptious dreams of homemade fig bars. Someday!
The banana plants are coming back. These grow larger each year adding a wonderful tropical vibe to the yard. By the end of next week, there will likely be an open leaf.
Our Ti plant is potted and comes inside during the winter. She is happy to be back outside! How gorgeous is that dying leaf with the contrasting hot pink?
The ornamental peach is flowering. She is just marvelous. We have seen these planted in the area so we plan on moving her from a pot to the butterfly garden this year.
Then there are the darling weeds popping up.
Berries growing under our deck.
A lazy weed leaning against the foundation.
All the plantings seem to be doing really well which brings us a little happiness during an unhappy time.
Thank you for stopping by! ~Val