Were other moms as lazy on Mother’s Day as I was? I spent a good chunk of the day wandering around the yard, admiring the “good” parts and gathering the energy to deal with untidy, weedy, and odd parts. Best of all, plenty of plants were making flowers in my yard.
This hardy amaryllis came from the yard of my mother-in-law (aka: ‘Grandma’) in Seabrook, Tx, many years ago. We planted them in several locations around the yard, not knowing which would be best. It turns out that the sunny front flower bed supports the healthiest-looking patch.
The daylilies behind and beside the amaryllis will bloom later in the summer.
I didn’t get to see the clematis flowers last May, because Joe and I left town for his summer work-trip before the buds opened.
Several herbs were flowering, too.
The oldest parsley plants have lots of flower buds, but no open flowers. The newer parsley, planted within the past 7-8 months, won’t bloom until either the coming fall or sometime next spring, depending on the weather.
If I included pictures of EVERYTHING in flower this past weekend, there would also be pictures of dandelions, yellow wood sorrel, hearts-a-busting, foamflower, clover, and more.
One more picture, though, won’t crash anyone’s email or internet access (I don’t think):
Seeing the big round flower-shapes makes it easier to understand where “ornamental alliums”, with their giant ball-shaped flower-heads of pink of purple, come from.
Many plants in my yard have unopened flower buds now, and some have fruit (plums, strawberries, blueberries, pawpaws, persimmons, mulberries, etc.) that show where the flowers have been-and-gone.
What flowers are open in your yard this week?