I hope everyone is having a good time this Mother's Day.
My Siberian Iris greeted me with a smile this morning!
The other varieties are starting to pop also. I really have to move some of them up closer to the house so I can enjoy them.
The clematis are blooming away happily. Surprising since all of the clematis got some kind of disease last summer, and I had to cut them to the ground and hope they would recover.
My red maple that I raised since it was a tiny seedling is doing well.
This little kerria japonica bush was from a clipping I took from my mom's house before we sold it. I have it in a few different spots. She was a wonderful gardener!
We built our home 11 years ago, and had to start from scratch, there was nothing!
Everything is looking green! And the pollen is killer!
I just love my gift. The person who picked it knew exactly what I wanted! Well, almost! I would have preferred the real deal, but it is getting harder and harder to find!
And the best part is, the buyer waited for a great sale, cause anyone can pay full price, LOL!
Want to see it?
A little bistro set I have been wanting.
Who gave to me? ME!
It was a great sale at Home Depot. I had been watching it for a few years, but there were never any left when they had sales at the end of the summer. It was 104.00
It isn't real wicker like all the rest of my porch furniture is, it is faux, read plastic, with a glass top. I think I will find something I can slide onto that shelf and put a portulaca in it. A blooming Bistro! :)
Hard to find wicker for outdoors these days, most companies have gone to this. At least I won't have to spray it with Krylon like I do all the rest of the furniture.
That is a week long job awaiting me once the pollen invasion has stopped!
I picked some Iris...
Added a white Battenburg cloth, some pretty lavender plates, and we had breakfast out there this morning.
Dh made us some fresh blueberry pancakes and bacon.
Mother's Day is the day we can start planting annuals, as hopefully, we will not have a freeze.
I planted my little cart, and a few pots so far.
But there will be many days of planting ahead!
We have a huge deer problem, so it is either fence these in, or leave them some salad dressing so they can enjoy my plants to the fullest! We spray constantly with Deer Out!
I hope to see you Wed at 7 for Let's Dish. No theme this week, just show us your dishes!
Come see who won the give away from last week's Mother's Day Challenge and the June topic! There were some very touching and beautiful posts. You can see them here.
(The dishes above were a gift years ago from my friend, Marigene at In the Middle of Nowhere. They are discontinued from Neiman Marcus and too bad, cause they are really sweet!)
I am joining:..
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday Be sure to get in on her $100 gift card give away!
Shannon's Cozy Home Scenes
Marty for Tabletop Tuesday
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday
Enjoy the day!