I have one lovely iris in bloom today. I bought a box of bulbs at Sam's last fall but they were terrible and only a few were planted. What a shame, it would have been wonderful to have dozens of these little beauties.
Last night and tonight I worked in the yard until it was too dark to see. Last night I planted zinnias around the mailbox, impatiens in the front porch flowerbed and worked on another large container. I hadn't seen "George" again since the first day he surprised me. Last night I was getting a few things to plant from the patio and spotted him in another winter sowing container. This time he was in #21 Milkweed.
He obviously was not very happy that I was so close and proceeded to jump to another container. Since he likes these containers, maybe I'll leave one filled with dirt on the patio for him. I'd really like for him to stick around.
This afternoon I spotted sparrows gathering Lilly's hair for nesting material. After brushing her, I usually throw the hair on the ground or put it in a suet feeder for the nesting birds.
This evening was beautiful, the temperature was perfect and I "embraced weeding". Carol, from May Dreams Gardens said, "You’ll be a happier gardener and have a happier life in the long run if you just accept weeding as something you will always be doing. " It's a good thing I find weeding relaxing, because there is so much of it that needs to be done that I might literally, "always be doing" it, as in never getting finished.
I hope to spend a large portion of the day outside tomorrow weeding and hopefully, getting the rest of the flowers planted.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day.