And as a bonus, she sent me this wonderful photo of her daughter’s indoor cactus “bowl” plantation. When cacti decide to bloom they don’t mess around.
You can see above the pile of “dead” hay we use for mulch, and my fancy concrete block bench. In the foreground a hydrangea is thinking about leafing out. The deer prune this hydrangea for us every year.
Then Grey kitty showed up and tried hard to get in the way. The resulting photo was kind of cute, but not what I was aiming at.
The ferns are curling up out of the dirt,
and Mertensia (Virginia Bluebells) are blooming, coming up through a dense carpet of gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia Clethroides).
I set the camera down on the ground near the feet of the “Red Charm” peony I have been “tracking” since its first pointed shoots emerged.
In the meditation garden, (where we never meditate) I have red tulips up. You can see my elegant concrete wall–as you can guess, there were lots of left-over concrete blocks scattered around the yard that I have found good uses for.