Saturday, April 20, 2019

April Garden 2019

I took a walk around my garden today with my camera. 
I've got a few things blooming that didn't bloom last year and I'm thrilled about it. 

Fall 2017 seemed delayed somehow.  
If you look closely at the image below you can see the orange leaves reflected in the glass in our front door. This picture was taken November 29th of 2017. 

Call me crazy, but orange clashes with my Christmas decor. 
It seemed like we raked leaves well into December. 
As well, we had a brief cold snap but other than that it was a very mild winter. 
I almost lost everything in the green house during that four day snap because the temperature was into the teens. I was able to save all my kalanchoes because they were in the house. 

My climbing roses didn't bloom last spring possibly as a result of both of these weird weather occurrences. 

I'm thrilled they are blooming this year. 

When we bought the house, we had several very well established honey suckle vines. 
They all disappeared except for one stubborn vine but it hasn't bloomed in years and years. 
I don't know if cutting back it last summer when we put in the new fence finally helped it bloom. 

I'll let you have a little tour of what else is going on. 

This has been a good year for my irises. 

Salvia and oak leaf hydrangea are just beginning to bloom. 

Oxalis is my favorite perennial. It spreads so well and is such a faithful bloomer. 

I love taking a stroll in our garden. 
I hope you are having a fabulous holiday weekend. 


  1. Beautiful garden walk, love the Iris and all the blooms!

  2. I certainly enjoyed my walk around your garden - lovely pictures.

    All the best Jan

  3. Oh thank you for the lovely tour! I'm hoping to create a pretty flower garden like yours when we move and reestablish ourselves this time. My yard will have shady spots for sure this time. Our last two houses in Texas have been too hot to keep much growing.

  4. So pretty Katie. You guys are so lucky to be seeing blooms already.
    Happy Easter.

  5. You have such a beautiful and varied garden. It's been a late Spring here in Indiana, so only spring bulbs have bloomed. It got below 36 degrees here last night so people had to cover blooming plants to save them. I'm beginning to think warm weather is never going to come to stay.

  6. Your garden is looking lovely.

    Every spring I see people post pics of iris in their garden and ask myself why I don't plant the bulbs in fall. Yours are beautiful

  7. Katie, everything looks amazing! There's nothing prettier than a garden that has had a few years to develop. Loved your irises and I'm glad to see you have roses that are thriving with that terrible virus floating around.

  8. Oh Katie, it will be such a long while before mine even gets that first bloom (apart from the daffs!). It's lovely and looks so healthy!