Just cleaning up a little… (weekend part one)

Blooming Shamrocks

We did a LOT of yard work and garage cleaning here last weekend, and I just wanted to put some pictures up of how our front yard is supposed to look like when someone lives here (not completely overgrown).

Front View

Front View of House

It makes such a nice difference to mow the lawn and weedwhack.  We wonder why we don’t do it so often (I bet our neighbors are wondering this too).

Here you can see some lillies really getting big:

Growing Lillies

Growing Lillies

You can also see the snapdragons are still doing well.  It is harder to see, but there are light pink blooms on the bushes at the very ends– this is another plant that waited until the first round finished and then shot up and got some sun of its own.  The smaller pink and yellow flowers in the middle are new snapdragons I planted earlier this spring.  I hope they will end up being big and bushy like the others.

New Snapdragons

New Snapdragons

The flower bed in front of the porch still has lots of primrose blooms.

Front Flower Bed

Front Flower Bed

The larger green plant on the right is a salvia coming back for the fourth year in a row!  I love this plant, and wish that its siblings kept coming back, but it alone has lasted.  Some of the primrose has started trying to escape the bed.  If I let it, I’m sure it would take over the grass.  Eventually, I want to get rid of the stones, and make the entire section between the house and the sidewalk a planted garden.  Less to mow, and more for the birds and bees!

One last thing that surprised me–my Aunt gave me a Shamrock plant when I went out to visit her last.  I thought it wasn’t doing too well, but then bam!  Flowers!

Blooming Shamrocks

Blooming Shamrocks

I didn’t even know shamrocks bloomed like this.  It makes me so happy when I see it!