Maybe it was a gift from nature that spring was so delayed this year. I certainly needed the rest. But it's put-up-or-shut-up time. Luckily for me, the garden is pulling me out. I do intend to continue documenting this garden--that was the whole point of this thing, and I'm far from finished. 

I'm also thankful it is garden bloggers bloom day.


The native plants get the ball rolling.

Betty the Magnolia is leaving pink mulch after putting on a show. The violets are exploding.

I have a few oddballs here and there--and the chipmunk even left me a tulip!

I'm equally excited about the vegetable garden--especially those strawberry flowers.