The weather here this spring has been cool and rainy. Most of my plants are behind schedule. You really can't see much color from a distance yet.
Let's head around the front of the house... I still see some of my late purple tulips in bloom.... but not much else is happening yet.
At this time last year, the lupines were blooming. And more importantly, the sun was shining.
The cement pots at the front of the house are full of petunias. They're Wave petunias, if we ever get some warm weather they will cascade out of the pots.
This year has been so cool that even the Mother's Day Rhodie hasn't begun to bloom. This is our 7th spring at Red Gate Farm and this is the first year that the Rhododendron isn't in bloom for Mother's Day. This year...
In fact, this picture from this morning shows that the azalea is just starting to bloom... and check out that sky! That's what it has been like most day. Pretty bleak.
A brave, bright blossom.
If you like Hostas, this one is my favorite. It's name is June and it is a medium size. I love the leaves. They look like a watercolor.
I finally pulled all of the pots and hanging baskets out of our greenhouse this morning. The much needed color really cheers me up.
Lime green is one of my favorite colors, even in the garden.
Here it is again!
And who can resist the Creeping Charlie that grows out from under the garage door. I love the look of old chippy wood and this cheerful, purple flowered plant.
I'm optimistic that the weather will warm up and be sunny soon... after all I planted 247 Zinnias this morning and they're going to need some sunshine if they ever want to look like this...
Hope you enjoyed the quick tour of Red Gate Farm and Happy Mother's Day,