Let me start by saying that I am NOT a gardener. Not even close to one anymore thanks to arthritis. I don’t have the strength in my hands to pull weeds or dig things up or pretty much anything. (There are days I can’t type too but I can’t always blame the fingers for that!)
But we have a lovely garden occasionally mostly thanks to many people who have shared with us. Today while I was out getting my 15 minutes of sunshine I snapped these photos of flowers currently blooming.
The Columbine came to me from a friend in Tennessee. She sent me an envelope of seeds and told me to spread them around the yard where they could grow. I have them in the shade, in the sun, under trees (like these in the crepe myrtle) and almost everywhere. Every year they produce more seeds which I spread around with hopes of more flowers and they rarely fail to grow.
And these yellow Iris came from a local friend. They were trying to get rid of some of their Iris and I said I’d gladly take some. I came home from grocery shopping one day to find five large boxes of Iris tubers to plant. Not knowing what colors I had, I just planted them and waited for them to bloom. I have a rainbow of colors that keep on blooming year after year. Yellow is always the first to bloom.