Winter/Spring update

Some of my smaller boxwood bushes didn’t survive the Winter freeze. I cut them down in hopes to try to salvage something from them and I see some new sprouts. I have three more bushes with heavy damage and at least one of those is my favorite bush! I’m pretty bummed. I’ve watched it grow well over 10 years and now I’m not sure it will survive.

My perennials that looked shabby last year came back after I moved them to a new location. They seemed to flourish now and have never looked this full! I do not recall what they are because I’ve had them for several years and each year they normally look very sad. I think I picked the right spot finally. They’ve been in this particular spot a year.
And after a long year, I finally went to Steve’s nursery near my house with my neighbor. Due to COVID I hadn’t been there but I was so glad to finally go back! I picked up new ferns and a few annuals and arranged them in my planters.
These are called maidenhair ferns and have interesting and unique look to them!

I love my planters! I hope they survive through summer. 

In bloom

About three years ago I planted some purple iris bulbs my sister had given me from her yard. They started blooming for the first time last year a brilliant violet hue. They've already bloomed and wilted this year. However, a couple days ago I noticed one extremely tall plant with buds that had yet to bloom. To my surprise, the irises that appeared were yellow! I only planted violet... what a nice surprise! I was so happy I ran to grab my real camera as opposed to using my phone camera! Hurray!