Today you get an overall look at the state of the front and side garden beds. This is very definitely a work in progress. Linda has been working hard, but it's tough sledding, what with the abrupt change in the weather. In a matter of a few weeks we went from hard core winter, to heat wave summer. And really, it's May 20 today, and this weekend is normally considered just barely safe to start putting in outdoor plants.
I walked around to capture some overall views of the various garden beds. We've got a bit of smoke in the air so the light has a bit of yellow haze tinge. They are lightly edited to give an overall impression, as opposed to the portrait quality close ups that regular readers have seen. Stay tuned for part 2, the back gardens tomorrow.
These two clematis plants were transplanted from our back fence in 2014 (I think) when we renovated the back patio. We weren't sure if they were going to survive, but they seem pretty happy.
This pink peony produces amazing huge blooms, and seems to be really happy here. Usually peonies take a long time to get settled in, but not this one.
One of two tree peonies that Linda planted a couple years ago. The other didn't survive, and this one has been thinking about the whole darned thing since then, barely putting up any shoots. Looks like this will be the year it emerges, and maybe even (gasp!) puts out a bloom.