Sure, there are some areas that make me frown -- one bed that seems to spell d-e-a-t-h to whatever I plant in it, and areas of St. Augustine that are seriously compromised and may end up having to be resodded -- but there are other areas that make me smile.
For example, those little pansies I put out in the front garden before Christmas are still blooming.
This is Matrix Purple with Red Wing just behind it to the right.
This one is Matrix Morpheus - I love this delicate color.
Unfortunately, the one below was also labeled Matrix Purple, although it's obviously a different variety, and quite lovely, I have no idea what it is.
Among the other garden pleasures:
The Vitex tree is bursting back to life and covered with bright green leaves, as is the Rose of Sharon. (below)
On the patio are a variety of pass-alongs from a new friend I met through my garden blogging - thanks Ursula! These will either get transplanted into the ground, if I have a suitable place ready for them, or re-potted into a more permanent home this weekend, since I have a long weekend off from my day job.
And finally, in addition to starting some seeds and transplanting or repotting some plants this weekend, I see an inviting corner of dappled sunlight with a comfy chair in my future!
It doesn't get much better than that!Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.