I have sad news to report. Dave’s Grandma passed on Wednesday night. We’re glad she didn’t linger in pain, but her loss will definitely be felt for many years to come. As you can imagine, the mood around the house is on the gloomy side. It makes me extra glad spring is moving along, and things are picking up outside. Dave’s Grandma loved flowers just as much as I did, and I know she’d be happy to see things in bloom in our yard..
There’s several pretty “bonus” tulips, as well as ones I brought from the townhouse
I just love the light frilly cream ones, and the pale yellow with just a little blush. Neither of those were mine, but a pleasant surprise from the previous owners. When they are done blooming, I’ll be digging the bulbs up to plant more strategically this fall.
And I don’t know about you, but I just the inside of tulips.
The daffies are still blooming nicely, and I’m happy to see my frilly fancy ones survived the move.
Though I think I lost the small ones with the single peachy centre.
I’ve brought my seed trays outside to soak up some sun during the day
They still have to come in at night to avoid any potential frost, but they are doing well. The lupin are probably doing the best – you can see them just starting to form their signature star-shaped leaves.
My grocery store does a weekly promotion where if you spend $250 on groceries (not hard these days) you get a free item. Every week is different, but I was THRILLED when last week was a free hanging basket.
I chose this fiery begonia with a spider plant. I’m keeping it on the sun porch for now, but once we are past the danger of frost, it will hang on the porch at the side door for a nice pop of colour.
And last… I finally discovered why all those grape hyacinths in the catio haven’t bloomed.
And it’s not because Rupert likes to roll in them. It’s because they aren’t grape hyacinths at all…
They are Star of Bethlehem flowers. And as pretty as they are, they are also terribly invasive. These one in bloom are at the side of the house under the maple. It’s pretty dry under there, so I think that keeps them a little more in check.
The ones in the catio though – have absolutely taken over. If I can get the time this weekend. I’m going to start digging them out. There’s a lot of digging in my future…that’s for sure!