The lacy fern beauties below were a gift from my friend Mary Virginia's yard.
This strawberry plant was also a gift. Can you spot the little happy berry?
I planted this kale too late last fall. It survived the winter, but is only now getting the chance to grow and thrive. Kale should be on the summer menu at our house.
She ain't pretty, but after transplanting this butterfly bush to a much sunnier spot, I pruned it severely. It looked like a sad stick in the ground, but not for long. It is loaded with new growth. I cannot wait for the elegant deep purple blooms!
As I followed my nose around Lowe's one day I couldn't resist this lilac bush. I know nothing about growing lilac. But I am giving it a whirl. See the sunflower seedlings behind it? That's another experiment. I dug a 15 foot long narrow trough along the fence in our yard. After raising these seedlings from seeds I gathered from the sunflower circle I grew 3 years ago, I decided to try a long line of flowers. The fence should provide support.
Just when this basil had the store-bought basil droopies, I noticed the new tiny leaf growth. See it?
I have gigantic lavender bushes in the front, but wanted some in the back too. It is ready to bloom.