Does this look like a real garden yet? There's still an awful lot of bare patches though.
Let's see what's growing in the herb garden on the side of the house.
Sweet peas have such a strong fragrance for such a little flower.
Ooh, can't wait for the fresh strawberries.
This Queen Anne's lace is from a wildflower mixture. I never know what's gonna turn up. See the blue cornflower right behind it?
My cannas and bac ha (taro plant) are slowly coming back to life from January's cold frost. This is part of my "bog garden" since water from the yard always pools in this area.
See the Blue Tide iris?
And the Dutch iris? Purple irises are my very favorite flower.
And Oriental poppies. Ugh! I absolutely hate the word Oriental, it's so offensive.
Is this a poppy too? With that wildflower mix, I can't always identify every flower.
And Love-in-a-Mist is just as elusive to capture with my camera as it is in real life. ;)
I'll show you all my roses in a separate posting. Too many pictures. And much weeding left to do. My peonies look like they're about to bloom. Peonies are notoriously finicky and hate SoCal weather. Hmm. Maybe January's cold frost helped that along. I only planted them a year ago and it looks like the red, white, and pink peonies all have buds. Yay!