I wanted to grab some pictures showing what I’ve been up to lately before Spring takes a break. The forecast is for a low of 32°F Monday night. It may burn all my flowers. I wanted to capture them before the freeze.
The dogwood just bloomed a couple of days ago. The beautiful, striking white blossoms are one of the things that sold this house. We happened to be shopping for houses in April and this is what we saw. I’ve added everything but the azalea bushes to the base planting . I don’t think the tulips stand a chance tomorrow.
The azaleas in the back yard a bigger as you can see. The window boxes on the deck railing are new this year. I made two of each. Luckily, they’re easy to bring in. Making window boxes is incredible easy. You just have to be careful to get the root ball covered. These have really taken off.
I took an old bench that the kids used to arrange their stuffed animals on when they were little and coated it in poly-urethane to give all the pots a base. The pots are a mix of perennials and begonias
Looking back, I’ve spent a lot of time sprucing up my deck. I replaced to light fixture. The new light immediately attracted my new best moth friend. I wish I had a better camera that took decent close ups, but this is the best I could do. This moth is about 8″ long, brilliant green and has periwinkle and magenta outlines along its wings.
Hopefully, the cold snap won’t be bad enough to undo all my work, but if it is, I can do it all over again and still enjoy it. Happy almost Spring.