Sigh! The weather here continues to be dreary and cool. Our seeds were barely sprouting and I finally just couldn’t handle looking at a depressingly plain and gray rock wall. So I broke down and bought several azalea and wisteria plants to liven things up. I can’t tell you how much happier it makes me feel to look out my window and see the azaleas blooming. They are still starter plants, so haven’t filled out or anything, but the color is so nice right now. I’m not sure if the wisteria will actually take to climbing a rock wall, but thought I’d give it a shot. I love the fragrance of wisteria. I spent quite a bit of time debating between the scents of wisteria, jasmine, and honeysuckle. In the end, I settled on the plant that I thought would look best with the azaleas. In the fall, I’m also going to plant some bulbs, so hopefully next spring, we’ll have a riot of color and fragrance in our backyard.
Our front yard is nicely mulched, weeded, and pruned, but our flowering plants have been a bit pitiful this year. Thank you La Nina!