I don't have a good picture this year yet of my garden, but here are a few of some of the flowers blooming. First up is the iris, which was the first flower planted in my garden. My mother gave them to me from her garden. They have really loved my soil, and have flourished in the past 8 years we have been in this house.
This is the heirloom rose I found by accident last year at Walmart. I love this rose. It's been slow to bloom this year, and this was the first bloom. Isn't it almost perfect? I've blanked out on the name, and it's late, so I will come back tomorrow in case you want to know which one it is.
I love the rose picture the best. I have three rose bushes, and while they are blooming, I am fighting with beetles which are eating them as fast as they bloom, plus we are extremely hot and dry this year, so they aren't lasting long.
I also have been taking some while out for walks in the city this spring, mostly on the way home from work.
The bottom three are my favourites so far. It's been a lovely year for blossoms.
I love these pink blossoms, the pink was so vivid and gorgeous!
Gardening soothes me and grounds me, and I love feeling the dirt in my fingers. No matter how I'm feeling, when I'm in the garden, everything falls away and I have a sense of timelessness for a few precious hours.
Here is a link to a post I did last year, that has some of the statues in my garden. I have been building a butterfly and bee friendly garden, I love feeding nature. This way I feed my soul, and the birds, the bees, and the butterflies!