Hello all! It is nearing the end of April and spring has definitely sprung here in Georgia. Everything is so green and I often find myself staring out the window enchanted by all of the pretty greenery that surrounds us. Pretty cool if I am doing this while at the kitchen table…not so much if I’m driving. Yikes!
This is our view from the back deck. I’ve mentioned before that this was a selling point for our home. We are so incredibly fortunate to live in a neighborhood that is located right next to a national park. For a nature lover like me it doesn’t get any better.
I wanted to share some pictures of some pretties we have growing in our yard. I wish I could take credit for the garden, but they were pretty much here when we moved in. Lucky us! I’ve added some things here and there in the past year and I’m sure I’ll continue to do so in the future. Some of the plants that I am sharing I have no idea what they are, so if anyone has a clue please let me know in the comments! This post will also help to remind me what is planted where as they are hard to keep up with sometimes!
The first to bloom this spring were the daffodils and then the tulips.
The green euphorbia plant was next to bloom. I had never even heard of this plant before I moved here. I found that much of the plants we have are deer resistance, which is a must if you live in our area. It makes me sad though, because there must be a reason why no one in our neighborhood has hydrangeas. Waaahhh!!!! Anyway, back to euphorbia, this plant remains in bloom for months and I’ve grown to love it!
This ground cover is CRAZY!!! Seriously, I don’t know who it thinks it is, but it’s trying to take over the world!!! I have to keep it under control by pulling it up at least once a week. Although, it seems the more I pull out the faster it grows…hmmm…
We have many different irises in bloom right now.
This bed is filling up nicely.
Down the hill from this flower bed is a rock bed that needs much work.
Anyone know what the Chartreuse colored plant is? It has purple blooms.
Anyone have any idea what these cute little flowers are? They open during the day and close up in the evening.
Next up is the blue star perennial. These are pretty and are supposed to turn a beautiful yellow orange color in the fall, but I don’t recall mine doing so. They just looked dead. Ha!
Then, we have the lovely peony bush. Why oh why can’t these last longer!?
Continue on down the path and you will see some of my favorites. The butterfly blue pincushion flower. I love these because they will bloom all the way until the first frost with very little maintenance.
The pansies will continue to bloom until they die from the Georgia heat! I planted these guys in the fall and they actually survived the winter.
Of course, every southern porch must have a fern or ten.
I spent 5 hours in the yard yesterday and there is still so much to do! I do love it though!!
What do you guys have blooming right now?
Thank you so much for visiting!