Hi all! Saturday was finally a day without rain! We set a record for rainfall here in Ohio and let me tell you; it's been a ton of rain! Talk about your April showers! Now that May is here, we are really hoping for some 'normal' spring weather before it gets too hot!
I wanted to share with you some pics around my new yard; we are loving our new home and all the space! Here is a bed by the front porch; I just love all the perennials the previous owner put in; it's so pretty! I need to get some mulch down before the weeds come in.
Here's a bed on the side of the garage. I'm really anxious for the iris's to bloom! They are going to be gorgeous!
Out back there is a nice strawberry patch; can't wait for those!! Yum, yum!
There are also three raised beds that I planted with sunflowers (the big ones!!), other sunflowers and pumpkins. I've always wanted to grow those mammoth sunflowers and I hope these do well!
How about some asparagus gone wild??!! We have a nice asparagus field but with all the rain, I wasn't able to harvest it. Now I have 2-3 foot tall spikes! ha! (and yes, please ignore all the dried brush from last-years crop; I'll blame that on the rain too!)
Also out back is a little barn with a covered porch area. Very nice to sit on the swing and watch the grass grow. I'm hoping to also enjoy a few sunsets from this point. And of course you know I'll fill it up with all kinds of garden-junk-stuff. Hubby has already warned me not to "junk-up" the front of the house. (ggrrrrrr! it's NOT junk!)
Here's my view from the swing. Can't wait to see those big sunflowers kissing the sun!