Today is May 1st and gardening and herbs and plants are what’s on my mind. Last night we got pounded with rain. My patio was positively covered with water standing a few inches off the concrete. The plants loved it.
I hope the mourning doves didn’t get wet, because it was quite a storm.
In other news I went to Ace around the corner and got their last ceramic bird bath so the birds would have a deep enough place to bathe. I had Nathan place it in front of the French doors so Ivy can watch from indoors.
Speaking of Nathan, I’ve been meaning to get a photo of him. So I took some while he was putting the bird bath on my patio.
I noticed the bird bath has a thin crack up toward the top. What kind of glue do you use for that? The first bird bath I got at Tuesday Morning last month and had to haul it back because it had a bad crack I didn’t notice till I got it outside and filled it with water.
He’s a big strapping boy. I imagine his boys are going to be tall too, from seeing their height already.
We do a lot of comparing of our garden spaces. His is in front of his place and of course mine is in back.
Twice now the lawn guys have broken an iris bloom off his plants with their edgers or weed eater or whatever. He doesn’t take kindly to anyone messing with his flowers. If I was those lawn guys I’d be more careful because Nathan towers over them.
I already had this little bird bath you see in the above photo. But it wasn’t big enough for the birds to actually bathe in. And I knew if the mourning doves flew in and perched on it, it would fall over from their weight.
Look at my irises! They’re finally blooming after Nathan dug them up and replanted them. I’m excited to see what colors they are turning out to be.
Oh how I love this time of year. It’s still cool outside. You don’t feel like you’re baking in the sun yet. And everything is greening up and becoming lush and beautiful.
I really love my new couch. The shape and the color is just gorgeous and I’m so glad I got it. The pet babies are glad too.
Ivy is cleaning herself. Cats seem to keep themselves very clean. That’s good. Because the one time I got her wet she wasn’t very pleased and her sharp claws came out to show her displeasure.
Soon I will have peppers. And hopefully tomatoes and cucumbers. Along with chives and all kinds of herbs.
A pot of rosemary is next to the driftwood with various ornamental grasses in the background.
Ornamental grasses give your garden such wonderful texture and height. The one in the back is a perennial and comes back every year. The one between it and the rosemary is an annual.
Consider putting ornamental grasses in your garden if you don’t have them already.