You've heard of a victory garden. Well, this one is a survival garden. And it's the plants that have been doing the "surviving". (Mr. Cottage just gave me instructions to NOT mention his name in this post! (*wink*))
This is your big chance to offer input, oh succcessful gardeners of the world! Kindly identify this mercifully resilient desert bush which has bloomed so jubilantly this year. It stood up and took notice of our mere presence in the back yard this season, and cheers us on each time we venture outdoors. Now this I call positive reinforcement!
The roses are offerering their own reward by showing vigorous growth after an early spring pruning. When they emerge from the bud maybe you will recognize one or two, as we are not on a first name basis with them ourselves.
The vines have just errupted with tiny green leaves and lend the garden wall the appearance of a giant ogre in some fairy story. One in which the hairy monster will soon transform itself into an enchanted doorway. Thank goodness this change takes place without any assistance fom us!
Okay. Just an eensy bit of credit taking here. We planted a baby snowball bush last summer, and these are its first blooms! (There are about dozen.)
Periwinkle? And a few early cherries.
Thanks so much for helping us get our silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row!
. . . And so, how does YOUR garden grow?
I'm off to check on the beanstalks!