Sometimes I feel like it is toss up on what is harder to keep up...
sharing photos of a changing garden on the site
or keeping up with the actual garden!
Spring is a marathon it seems... but a wonderful one.
This week's star is my Sensation lilac I trained into a standard.
I just love it's small tree shape and wonderful scent.
Peonies are huge and just full of buds.
I have about 30 of them and most are in this area.
The early irises are starting to bloom as well as the little groundcovers.
A look down the back of the house and the lush new growth.
I believe this one is called Swingtown and it is a rebloomer.
Many of the shrubs are so close to blooming, the dark leaved one in the photo is Ninebark Diablo and it will be in full bloom by the weekend.
Spring blooming Daphne shrub is similar in scent to a lilac, but the delicate pink to white blooms are so charming in a cottage garden scene. A little hard to find, another old variety, but lovely.
This week I will be trying to paint the fence a bit.
Like everything else I should have done this earlier in the year....
but life happens. I love country, chippy charm... but it needs some wood protection.
blooms early and then again in the fall if we are lucky.
My roses are just coming up, but already they have buds on them.
It is early yet in Indiana.
The chicken wire keeps the cats from using it as a litter box!
I try to grow something different in them every year.
This year it is some miniature zinnias and several vine seeds to grow up the trellises.
My hubby and I rule is if it is outside the box... he can get it!
This was my best investment.
I feed them well and they thrive... with a little help now and then.
An old bedframe as a trellis... of course.
And hang things on it... YES!
Clematis will be blooming here by next week.
But still there is much to see, don't you think?
This is such a fun time of the year in the garden.
I hope you will come back soon... this is the area I am working on today.
I have things that need cut back and cleaned up so you can see the irises blooming.
I will be pulling up poison ivy from a few spots... wish me luck!
Dang I hate that stuff!!!
Come back soon....Brooke
Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs. Brooke has started doing freelance photography work, contact her for your business or family photography needs. She also provides social media training and services including graphic design work for other websites and area businesses.
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