When we got home from vacation Saturday night, we were shocked to see how much everything had grown in our flower bed and herb beds. One of my favorite things about our perennial flower bed, besides the fact that all the flowers were free, is that all the different flowers bloom at different times. So, It is always a surprise to me what blooms next.
This pretty yellow flower called “Lemondrop” has multiplies like crazy since last year. What is so amazing is this was just a small little plant when we got it at a plant swap. We had no idea what it would look like. The person we got it from said it produces yellow flowers and likes the shade. So, we planted it a very bad location. It is up against the building, in the shade, in clay soil and rocks. I really never thought it would survive. But, survive it did!
Troy always gets me a mini rose plant for Valentines Day. Once it is warm enough to plant, it goes into the flower bed. This is one he got me about 5 years ago.
A beautiful red!
Speaking of red, we have strawberries that are ripe!
These sweet little gems were actually planted about 6 years ago in an oak barrel. Then they worked themselves out into the space between all the oak barrels. We let them stay there because the white blooms are so pretty. We didn’t really expect any strawberries because we haven’t taken care of them and they aren’t in a lot of sun.
So, those are a few of the things that make me smile today when I look around our yard.
Don’t forget, tomorrow Thrifty Things Friday party post will be up at 4:00!