Although it took him several evenings to accomplish, Tim worked diligently to complete the chalking on the windows. Then he hung all of the shutters. I was so proud that he just kept after it until it was done. Here is the front of the house now. We are thinking of painting the front door. Want to vote on a color?
Since the sun came out for a short visit I cleaned up last year's dead plants in Grammy's Vege Bar hanging on the back of the house. I went shopping and purchased strawberry plants, some petunias and nasturums. They don't look like much yet, but by June it will be beautiful. The large containers on the deck have blue berries in them... and they have bloomed this year!
An earlier purchase included more striped sedges (they are the things that look like clumps of grass) for the side of the house path. I want it to feel a bit like the hike out to Cape Alava on the coast. The hostas are just beginning to peek out on this shady side of the house. When it all fills out it will look fabulous.
You know it is spring in the northwest when the dicentra are in bloom. We got a nice crop this year mostly thanks to Tim putting up plant supports for them!
A couple of year's ago my friend gave me a couple of poppy seed heads to spread into my yard, they are coming up too and I really have to work hard to keep them all together; they like to spread! The ajuga is looking good too. It is right next to the yellow poppies so it looks fun.
And of course the azaelas are in bloom. I missed the first Rhodie, but there will be more.
I have also redone the tile under the kitchen sink and I am thinking about painting the inside of the kitchen cupboards, but I haven't decided on that! I have to think about it some more! Pretty much we have been bums in April. While most of the extended family is in Utah celebrating with Grandma and Grandpa Gardner, I think we will be here putting on the new roof. Think a kind thought for us!
Hope you enjoyed the tour of the home grounds. Drop us a note to say you stopped in... it is so fulfilling for me to know you have visited.