This is one of the only times of year that I feel like my house has some curb appeal and is cute on it's own. Don't get me wrong- my house has a lot of curb potential, and I have the ideas for it, I just lack the 'strength and opposeable thumbs' -I mean- time and money to carry them out. Hence, it is blue.
Some of my tender daffodils that I transplanted and yet they somehow came up through all that tough clay soil.
This yard has a long ways to go. The back needs a lot of work, I have plans for some shady side beds, not to mention the task of growing a lawn that is more grass than weeds. I am trying to take care of the plants I have now (including some seeds I am cultivating) and not get ahead of myself like I want to do. I don't have the money or the time to go to town. Or the skills. Next year I am hoping to be able to tackle more when Fiona is older and easier to accompany me. Plus there's always the promise of lottery winnings to fund the garden makeover. Next year I really want to finally do a vegetable garden! My little successes have done a lot to build my gardening confidence since I really have no idea what I'm doing. I did read about a dozen gardening books and field at least as many calls to Shell and Hannah for advice last year, so evidently some of it paid off. Now if I can just remember to keep it all watered this summer...
Edited to add: Dammit. Apparently it's the 13th.