I went outside with my camera this morning and took some photos. A squirrel was perched on my settee, its bushy tail bouncing around.
I don’t know about squirrels, but did you know that a cat’s tail is filled with nerves?
I could hear a cat somewhere meowing plaintively and walked just a bit on the patio to try and find it. But I never could locate it. I even looked out in front once I went back indoors. Poor kitty.
I don’t know if it wanted someone to let it in, or if it was something else. My heart went out to the poor creature.
John & Boomer:
Yesterday John and Boomer were outdoors and I gently stepped up on the raised part of my yard to talk to John. (I’m unfortunately paying for it today).
I walked over to his rose bush by holding onto his steel fence and walking sideways. When I told him his rose bush he planted last year had three rose buds he was so excited.
I wrote last spring about John going to the garden nursery and picking out whatever he things is pretty. And then he plants it with no real regard for whether it needs sun or shade.
I wrote about it in My Neighbor’s Fanciful Approach To Gardening.
The neighbors all stand outside and caution him about where he’s chosen to plant something. But he pretty much ignores them.
And one of those neighbors cautioning him was me. Well, his rose bush defied the odds.
My potted Japanese Maple tree looks so pretty now. It is the highlight of my yard.
I’m fairly certain that this is ajuga with the pretty purple blooms.
I always want purple in my garden. It looks so beautiful against the green of the leaves and sets the mood, I think.
When I see purple against green, I immediately feel my body relax.
It looks like my chives have made it through the winter. I rubbed a leaf and smelled it but it doesn’t have any scent.
Wouldn’t it have a scent?
The sage in one of my containers has come back this spring. I love its velvety leaves. Small, but growing.
The sage grew on long stems I never was able to get out and cut back because of my ankle. Normally, before it gets cold, I would cut everything back to look nice during the winter.
But maybe I shouldn’t have done that. Maybe it needs what appears to be dead stems to give it growth in the spring.
Does anyone know if it’s best to leave long stems of flowers and herbs or cut them back? My tendency was always to cut them back.
The mystery plant. Maybe if it ever blooms we’ll realize what it is. Though this plant is in the shade, so it might not bloom at all. Or maybe it isn’t a blooming type of plant.
This was a big container of ornamental grass of some variety.
I thought I’d just dump it out, or have someone dump out, this plant. But I’ll let it grow awhile longer and see what it does.
Mint, as well as weeds, are coming up in this container. Funny how plants make their way out from under rocks. Tenacious plants, that is.
I had thought to go out and move some of the rocks aside for the plants to come up. But it looks like many of them don’t need my help.
And last but certainly not least, and what excited me the most, is the hosta plant emerging!
Remember how worried I was last week that other people’s hosta plants were coming up and mine weren’t?
Well, I’m happy to say that at least one of the two hosta plants I planted last spring has emerged. Yea!
What’s coming up in your yard?