Coming up roses

And blubonnets and petunias….

We’ve been planting, weeding, mowing, weeding, edging, weeding, watering, weeding like crazy around here. All of this nice warm, wet weather this spring has been great. Especially for the weeds. Did I mention we have weeds? Not just ugly annoying ones, but icky pokey ones with tons of stickers. I have no idea what they’re actually called, but I refer to them just as “sticker plants.” A couple of days ago, we had a 2’x3′ pile a foot high of weeds, just from the area around the iris plants. Oh well. Lots of weeding turns out to be a great workout! It also leaves a pretty yard behind. I love love love love LOVE springtime and all the pretty flowers.

In addition to flowers, we’re trying several varieties of pepper plants, corn, tomatoes, strawberries, basil and rosemary this year. Hopefully our “crop” does well and we get some good food later this spring. We’ve done blueberries in the past at my parents, and may try that again next year. I’m also hoping to add more tomatoes in the future. We have plans to use the raised beds that exist in the back yard, but this year, we have too much on the plate to get more than just one of them going that’s housing our corn. Well, corn seeds for now. Hopefully it turns into real corn. And hopefully the grapefruit, fig, loquat (sp?) and pecan trees also do well. My husband wanted to live on a farm. I hope this is close enough for him to a real farm, because me? City girl.

Here are a few of our flowers. And bug. Kids don’t grow like weeds. Weeds grow like kids!

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