This is my sweet little surprise this year. I planted this little columbine last year and it died back very quickly. I thought it was a goner and forgot about it. Much to my surprise this year it came back right next to this little well that I bought in Utah years ago. It has been kicking around our yard for years, and finally found its companion. They look so cute together! That is what I love about gardening, sweet little surprises all the time. Never count something out, it just might surprise you.
My Grandmother used to have these little charmers in her yard and we said they were little monkey faces laughing at us. They are so cheery in the spring, and they just come up wherever they please. They are like the gypsy of the garden.
This is my planting buddy. Bob is such a snoop that he has to be in the middle of everything while I am working in the yard. He had to come and get his 15 minutes of fame. Don't you just love his half pink and half black nose?
There is very little gardening done when this cute face is around. Soley is the most needy dog we have ever had. She is constantly bumping my elbow for a pet when I am down on the ground digging in the dirt. But who could resist such a sweet face!
I can't forget my sweet william and hostas. These hostas are again from my hubby's Grandmothers yard and as you can tell are due to be divided. We are going to be working this week on our Fairy garden. We are moving these beauties to the back yard and going to great a little haven for fairies. That will be another post soon, hopefully.
And finally who doesn't love strawberries? I made these little garden stakes this year, and I love them. They make everything so charming. We will have a great crop this year, unlike last year when Fred got in there and ate all the plants down before they could flower. I think we only got 6 strawberries last year, and Addison ate all of them herself. The little berry picker that she is!
I hope you enjoyed a few of my favorites. I will have more to come as the summer passes by. Happy gardening!