Spring in Maine…

Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts

It is hot here!  Crazy, last weekend we were all wearing sweatshirts and long pants.  Yesterday it hit 87 degrees, today and tomorrow more of the same.

One of my favorite things to do every morning is to walk around my backyard and look at the flowers that are blooming.  They are blooming in spite of the cooler weather.  My husband spread 16 yards of very dark mulch in our yard this year.  A lot of hard work, but it makes the yard look so pretty and the flowers just seem to pop with the dark mulch as a background.

Columbine

Columbine

It is always fun to see what pops up out of the ground.  We moved and transplanted a lot of flowers last fall and to be honest I sort of forgot what I put where.  No, I did not mark anything.  That is just not my thing, I would much rather be surprised in the Spring.

Who doesn't love a Red Rose?

Who doesn’t love a Red Rose?

I also added some new perennials this year.  We had pulled up a lot of old ground cover and needed to replace it with a garden.  It is slow going because some plants made it through the winter and others didn’t.  I am never sure what will survive and what didn’t.

This lovely little flower made it through the winter – can’t remember the name. IMG_0673

I always plant this adorable little poppies – they remind me of the crepe paper we used to decorate our classrooms with for holidays.

Poppies

Poppies

I will be planting my veggies now that the ground is warm.  Tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, eggplant, cukes, zucchini and lots of herbs.  Yum!!!  I also have a lot of annuals to plant in pots to beautify my yard. Love lots of flowers and color.

Enjoy your weekend – stay cool.

Be Kind…

Faith

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