growing in beside the garage

The garage-side bed in the back yard is growing in for spring. Further down I have a bunch of Daylilies and Asiatic Lilies, but this part has Daffodils, Coreopsis, Tulips, Poppy Anemone, Chives, and more.

garage-side garden

I really like the little bit of green that shows up in the white part of these mostly-pink Tulips.

garage-side garden

Poppy Anemone has quickly become one of my favorite bulbs over the past few years. They’re so pretty, they usually have a bunch of blossoms, and they bring a really vibrant shot of color to the garden. I have a bunch in the front garden and added some to this bed last fall.

Poppy Anemone

Such a happy garden!

garage-side garden


Tulip Trill

I love the shape that tulip leaves make when they’re first sprouting.

tulip sprouting

So pretty! The one pictured above is in the Garage-side Garden in the back yard.

garage-side garden in the back yard

As you can see, I didn’t do a lot of clean-up in this bed before the end of the season last fall. (You can also see that we didn’t get to do the final mow that we should have – even after raking and poo-scooping, it’s looking pretty shaggy.) I do like the interest the dead Coreopsis gives in the winter, so I like to leave it there. I’m actually not sure what tulips I have planted over here, so that’ll be a nice surprise when they really come in.

This part of this garden is realllly in need of some clean-up. Look at all that dead foliage! Now that we’ve cleared the area of dog doo it’ll be easier to clean this up (for some reason the area next to the stone border is a favorite poo area).

this bed needs to be cleaned up

Here you can see that the lone surviving Dogwood is doing alright here. I just saw something online the other day saying that propagating dogwood is really easy, so I think I’ll put that on the to-do list for this fall. I’d love to have more than one. You can also see a few sad little Purple Wintercreeper cuttings that I put in here at some point (and failed to log on Folia). I think I will move those this year.

garage side garden

Below you can see that there are a lot of things sprouting in this bed right now. Huzzah!

sprouting things in the garage side garden


spring in my step

I’ve been fighting bronchitis and walking pneumonia the past week or so and I am finally feeling like something resembling myself again. Thankfully it was also nice and sunny out when I got home from work (to our freshly cleaned house, thank you for all the cleaning supplies!).

Something pretty and purple is blooming out front in the bed surrounding the red maple.

tiny purple flower

Nearby, something white (hyacinth?) is also blooming.


The world’s tiniest tulip is blooming right on the edge of the bed.

teensy tulip

I am throwing it the horns because it rocks so hard! (and to show you just how tiny it is)

throwing the horns for this teensy tulip


fresh air

It was supposed to rain all day today but it’s been gorgeous out – the sun is shining and it’s in the mid-60s. Figures, since I’m sick and not feeling up to doing much more than sitting around. I decided to make a short trip out to breathe some fresh air and take some photos of things that are growing.

The purple wintercreeper is budding (and turning green, as it should).

purple wintercreeper budding

I don’t know what this is. It sprouted in the big veg garden, which would lead me to believe that it’s a weed, but it doesn’t look like any of the weeds I’m familiar with.

mystery thing in the veg garden

I’m not sure what this is, either. It’s coming up in the flower bed next to the driveway, where I planted a whole crapload of random stuff last year. I’m sure it’s one of those things but I can’t identify it yet.

something coming up in the drive-side bed

These are coming up in the veg bed next to the fence in the back yard. I think they’re lilies, so I am not sure why they’re in the veg bed, but I can always move them later. If anyone can identify them, I’ll appreciate it.

are these lilies?

And for today’s awww moment, here’s a tulip sprouting.

tulip heart