Well, it's kinda overgrown:
My plant markers for the iris are gone.
That does not make them less beautiful.
Old fashioned small yellow
These are in another bed.
My peonies are not opened yet, or rather... I should say ONE is, just one
blossom. The others are about to open, I have two established plants.
You see that things are still overgrown.
The grass was mowed this morning, and I have found
someone who will haul my big mower out for me.
Once I move (which will not be until July) then I will have Brandon, the young
man cutting grass, trim everything with his weed eater.
Love the flowers in the evening.
And the birds! I am going to have so much fun watching the birds.
See the planting bed behind the bird feeder?
The rose in the planting bed?
The rose bush is blooming!
I took this this morning, just before a strong storm.
These are larger blue iris, and gorgeous. I will work
slowly on the beds, a little at a time, digging out all the weeds.
There is the only peony open, from across the yard.
I'm trying not to put a TON of feed out there until I move,
because I am already feeding three raccoons.
This red wing chattered at me while I took my pictures, he was
waiting to fly down to the feeder and start eating.
Once I am moved, and the chickens are there, all cat food
will be taken up at night, so that the raccoons and the possums will
leave the deck alone. I also think Lilly's presence will dissuade them.
I'm keeping Jes away from them, one of the raccoons is huge.
The little abandoned cat, half-grown, is still coming to the deck to eat and
it hurts me to see him/her groom himself/herself and lay there,
like she/he thinks her owners are still there. What she must think
about the raccoons!
This morning, before the storm, I was cutting and pulling vines from the old henhouse (I forgot to take a picture). In the middle of all the Virginia Creeper, was a poison ivy vine!
Luckily, I saw it in time and did not get near it. It's the one thing I have no compunction about
The huge old walnut is being enveloped with grape vine, so I am going to start working on it. Instead of a green goddess swaying in the wind, I am going to have an old tree with dead brown vines all over it, but ... what the hey!
Here is the tree in April, before the vines leafed out. Trying to find one of the
vine covered tree now.
And there she is, just a few days ago. I walked over to
make sure I wasn't looking at a poison ivy tree, and was
glad to see it was (mostly) grapevine. I'll start their