It is a while ago I have done any flower gardening, so it's fun to figure out how to incorporate in my yard. For now I am working on the front yard, where the sumac and the sumac and did I mention the sumac used to grow.
Friday night I worked hard on the left garden, because I knew it was going to rain all Saturday and figured that would save me time and energy watering wise. I got that garden planted and indeed it did rain on Saturday. How convenient!
We have had quite some rain this year and there are snails everywhere. I suspect they even ate all the leaves from my marigold seedlings, I am NOT amused.
Still, notwithstanding the annoyance factor, there is a certain beauty in the perfection of a snail, and I can't make myself to get rid of them. Yes, I am a softie. And so is Sylvia. This is her pet snail...
Luckily it's an outdoors pet and she got distracted by something else shiny pretty soon, so the pet snail escaped to wherever snails like to go in my garden (my precious marigolds!)
I got snapdragons (I love that name!) and I bought foxgloves which I thought were whitish, but they have some color to them after all. I haven't tried foxgloves before, so will be interesting to see how they do.
Those irises are Sylvia's birthday flowers. A friend got them for me since they would bloom on her birthday every year. I love them and so does she. It's a bearded iris, Sylvia (and me) just learned how to recognize that, thanks to a gardening friend.
And this is just a volunteer wild flower.
It is great to be back to gardening!