It's time for Bloomin' Tuesday, hosted by Jean. The lnk to her blog is in the sidebar. First, I want to show how the lemon balm was threatening to take over the vegetable garden, and making entering it a bit difficult. That's Spooky Dianthus in the tub.
I got the lemon balm cut back, and it will bush out again in a few weeks. That's mint in the red tub, with sweet pea blooms leaning into it.
Butter and eggs and nasturiums are in the tub next to the mint, with more nasturtiums, strawflowers, and sweet potato vines in the double tub.
K.J., our grandson picked out this yellow blooming flower I can't think of the name of, when he went with me to get some plants, and he and I planted this pot together. The little bench thing is the one I took from the curb when someone in the neighborhood had it out for garbage collection. These are across the driveway from the other pots. That's a verbena next to the yellow blooms.
These pots are just outside the back door. I hope to have a nice harvest of sweet potatoes to eat. I like to grow herbs just outside the door as well as in the herb garden.
This is taken to the north, on the same sidewalk as the previous pots.
This is back south. I really like that blue star shaped flower. I'll try to find the tag in the morning. I've never seen it before that I know of.
I see these pots out the kitchen window. The big bushy plant in the back of the left pot is salvia, 'Black and Blue'.
I didn't get a good photo of the lantana. The bushy small white blooms of the euphorbia, 'Diamond Frost' have been part of my garden the last few years. I sure enjoy them. I like the summer long blooms of vincas, too. Heidi is not allowed on the furniture in the house, but she has laid claim to this glider, which sometimes bugs me, because if we get on it, she thinks she has to join us. Sometimes there's not room.
Here are some shade plants in the sheltered part of the deck. I had just planted the angel wing begonia on the left. Look, the holiday cactus, 'Naomi' is blooming!
The oxalis looked like it may not survive when we put them out after spending winter in the house, but are filling out nicely, and blooming.
I have an orange begonia like this, too, that I didn't get a good photo of.
The pots of lavender that barely survived in the egress window well, are all blooming. The 'Jacob Kline' monarda is blooming, too.
I got some more flowers at the farmer's market to put in some bare spots. K.J. helped me "plant" them.
Here's a closer view of them. They were made from can lids. What a fun way to reuse things! When I showed our son, I said that in the past, I would not have used fake flowers like I did. He said that silk flowers are artificial. These are obviously decorations. That's a good point. It made me fell better anyway. They were priced reasonably, so I got 5 of them.
We got over 2.5 inches of rain over the last few days. It was nice to see the sun today. Happy first (or second by the time Tuesday gets here) day of spring!