It just doesn't get much better than this.
Don't know if it was all the snow we had, but my daffodils are positively phenomenal this year. Ruthie-6 took this (see her little hand?).
Looks like it's going to be another great year for peaches.Aren't these blossoms just gorgeous?
In the front yard, I've been working on the walk-up to the house.
And I put in the next leg of my $50 landscape - an island bed. This is next to the other island bed that blocks my view of the distant highway:
5 Clara Indian Hawthorne
3 Gulf Stream Nandina
3 Hollywood juniper
1 Chinese fringeflower
I love these quirky Hollywood (also called Tolurosa or Kaizuka) junipers.
I also found bare-root Knockout roses at Home Depot the other day. About 1/3 the price of potted (does that mean I can buy 3 times as many of them?? ). I've never planted bare-root roses, but these had nice big canes. Will see how they take off.They will do much better than the Encore azaleas that they are replacing on the west side of the house - the ones that are half dead after two Texas summers. I dug them up and will try to revive now on my north wall. I see I am a bag of mulch shy on this little bed. Oh well.
And just because Ruthie was my gardening helper and because I love kids' feet...
So now that I have used all my excuses not to face the laundry, I'd better get at it. Even on spring break...WAH.