for tilling and the introduction of new plants.
This year, I decided to go "frugal" and I also want to experiment ......
by planting several varieties of flower seed rather than spending
$$ on nursery plants.
So far, every thing has started to sprout and I can't wait to plant them in my gardens.
The flower beds around the house and on the grounds are full of color
from the Larkspur I planted last fall.
The vibrant and soft colors mix together and can be seen from a distance
and do so well at filling a large bed.
They are blooming everywhere.
Some of the trees along the grounds are also showing off their colors.
I really love container gardening and this year these Snap Dragons are vibrant.
I purchased these last spring as a 6 pack set from a nursery. They grew and bloomed through last summer and spent this past winter in the greenhouse. And this year they are even more pretty.
Moss Rose is always plentiful here
And once again...........Mother Nature has surprised me with this wonderful flower growing wild on the grounds.
Research let me find out that it is a Basket Flower. It is very tall......
about 3 feet high and the flowers are large and soft.
Also growing on the grounds is what is called a Wild Orchid
and who can resist a large Dandelion?
To go with all of Mother Nature's blossoms .....
are her whimsical creatures........
who capture my attention and then get placed out into the prairie .........
away from my flowers.
In the late afternoon sunset,
the peacefulness envelopes the woods, the prairie meadow, and the grounds of the house..........
and I sit still ..........observing it all........
.in solitude and quiet............
and in awe.
By this time I am hoping to find that mud and muck have left your grounds and hopefully blue skies and flowers blooming.