Beautiful Blooms 2017

It’s that time of year again when there will be lots of outdoor pictures. In between the never ending hoursĀ of weeding, I’m definitely trying to appreciate the beauty of the blooms.

This is a Star Magnolia baby from the in-laws’ tree. First year it has bloomed.

Bleeding Heart

Candy Tuft ground cover

Fargo The Terrible is looking at the flowers on the Flowering Plum Tree

I did get all of the tall grass cut. I’m working my way through the perennial beds, they are all raked out and last season’s growth is all trimmed. I took a first go at the upper third of the veggie garden this morning.

We took a few minutes away from the weeding/project list to get out for a walk yesterday morning. It’s been a while since we’ve taken Fargo, but that’s a longer story for another time.

Appreciating The Homestead

We’ve been spending a lot of time working outside and I’ve been trying to stop and really look around and appreciate our hard work and the beauty we’ve created (despite the weeds). I’ve felt pretty good about the cell phone pics, but one of these days, I might just get a nice camera.

We are getting pretty close to jungle status out front. You can see that even with the amount of lambs ear I pulled, there is still plenty left.

jungle status

Fargo likes romping through the flowers.

Fargo larkspur

Our peonies don’t last long, nor do they remain upright for long, but they sure are beautiful while they do last.

pink peonies

pink and white peonies

I love the nigella. This is one I took of a flower just blooming.


Here are some that bloomed a few days earlier, with a deeper coloring.

nigella 2

I need to get a picture of the post bloom seed pods, which are apparently very popular for dry flower arrangements.

Coral bells.

coral bells

Plenty more for another post. Hope you feel like you are getting a personal tour!