I love living in Oregon. The weather is just perfect here for growing so many things.
We do have our sunny days but we have many rainy Spring days. To me rain equals green...and I like green.
I went outside today...with a raincoat and umbrella...to take some pictures of how the gardens are doing. Fez seemed quite worried about me as he stared out the window at me. I think he was quite sure I had lost my mind going out in the rain.
The Wisteria is the star of the shows these days at our house.
I am amazed and delighted by how many blooms it has this year.
Other things are just getting ready to be the next star of the garden...
My climbing Eden rosebush looks like it is going to be awesome this year and the buds are making me excited for roses in the house!
Remembering my beautiful Eden roses from last year...
Our Lilac bush in the back is once again not doing so well. A lot of dead branches and not as many blooms as I would like. I am guessing the bush is as old as the house--something like 30 years old. Anyone have any suggestions for bringing new life to an old Lilac bush? I know it is not liking all the rain we have been having recently. The blossoms are so gorgeous--I don't want to lose it.
The Lilac bush in the front is having an okay year but not as many blooms as it usually has...the blooms on that one are a very deep purple.
It looks so pretty near my snowball tree which should be beautiful soon too.
The Peonies are all budded too--the burgandy should bloom any day and then comes my favorite...pink!
My husband has been busy with some outdoor projects.
I love this Petunia tower he built me and I cannot wait for it to be covered in blooms.
He also built himslef a stepped strawberry planter and a new water feature.
I really enjoy water features because I love the sound of running water and also it brings the frogs! I love the sound of frogs when I sit on my back patio in the evening.
Jerry uses our old fence boards to build so many things!
All this rain is causing puddles behind my dry back patio.
Even with the rain--I so love spending time in the gardens.
To end this post I thought I would share this sweet angel I found at Goodwill.
I actually kind of like the finish she has...but I always think angels look more heavenly in white. She will be getting her makeover soon :)
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