Thursday, April 2, 2020

In The Garden/Spring 2020

Our garden has been so pretty this spring. It has been such a huge blessing during this very strange time. 

I planted tulip, daffodil and crocus bulbs last December. 
They had the grace to bloom simultaneously. 

Once they were done, the irises started their show. I divided these last year, so they are doing better than they ever have before. 

The ivy has started creeping up the side of the house. I'm not sure how long it will be before Bill pulls it off. So far he hasn't noticed and I like how it looks. 

The gate to the back yard with the fountain is my favorite vignette in the yard. 

Usually, the pansies are spent by the time I am ready for impatiens. This year they are still beautiful so I've dead headed them and planted the impatiens in between.   
Purple pansies are my favorite. 
We have passed our last freeze date so the peace lily and ferns are out of winter storage. 

My oxalis never disappoints. I have it everywhere because it is just so faithful. 

My snapdragons have been so much fun. 
The trellises keep Dixie from stepping on them. She loves hunting for lizards in this flower bed. 

This area along the wall is a great place for annuals and perennials. 

The area down below is our secret garden. I started on that shady area last summer but it isn't living up to its potential yet. It will soon since I have so much time on my hands these days. 

Last year on a walk, Bill and I saw a pile of irises in the trash. 
We went back with the truck and picked them up. 
This darling yellow iris was in that mix. 
It's the only one blooming so far. The rest may until next year before they bloom.
I love the yellow and white! It's so pretty.  

This is the start of a border that will be in the front yard along our rustic fence. 
I spent most of the day yesterday clearing out Asian Jasmine. 

What a hideous job that was. I am so sore. 
I'm going to have to get Bill's help with this one. If he can turn the soil with the pick ax or shovel, I can sift out the rest of the roots. 
Last year, my neighbor cut down a huge red tip photinia so this area gets morning sun now. 
I had a rose that never bloomed because of too much shade. I've popped it in the ground here. Once we amend the soil, add a border and get this planted, I'll show it to you. 

We have had a lot of rain so far this spring so I try to be out every time the sun is shining.  
We are blessed with early springs here in Texas but we sure pay for it in August.
I hope you enjoyed this suburban garden tour.
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Have a blessed day.
Please come back tomorrow for an Easter blog hop. 

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." 
Isaiah 43 1 & 2


  1. Your garden looks gorgeous, Katie. I, too, love the yellow and white iris. Beautiful.

  2. so pretty, Katie. I love the iris and all the variety and color. your little bunny friend is adorable!

  3. Hi Katie,
    I am so jealous of what you are already seeing. The Iris is gorgeous. Hope you are staying safe at home and well.

  4. Your garden looks gorgeous, Katie. I, too, love the yellow and white iris. Beautiful.
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