Several times I have mentioned that I was going to show you photos of the spring flowers on our deck but the weather had other ideas. Everything has pretty much recovered and, in fact, mom has added several more pots, so we have lots of color out there. Some of the flowers, like the freesia, have come and gone, but others have taken their place. This is the first time in years mom has had flowers in the yard so she is pretty happy with them. She really likes looking out the kitchen window on the pretty view.
I have to admit, I like smelling them — especially my two pots of catnip!
The sad thing (for mom) about our yard is that even though we have quite a large yard, we have a low fence, and as you may have seen, the deer make themselves at home in it. They are fun to watch but they eat everything! Mom is hoping the pots on her raised deck are safe and the deer won’t get desperate and come up the stairs.
Mom’s friend and next door neighbor, Kelly, has a high fence, specifically to keep the deer out, and that is where the vegetable garden is. They are doing straw bale gardening which I’ll tell you about in a later post. They have already gotten one cucumber out of it and the 4th of July tomatoes are starting to turn. This seems to excite them but I haven’t seen anything of interest over there. There’s no catnip and no silvervine.
Wishing you a colorful life!