We cleaned all of the outdoor furniture and put the oil cloth table coverings on. We set up the new rainbow umbrella which had recently arrived from Amazon.
I see I took this photo before we put out the new chairs and retired the old, winter chairs to the shed.
We moved put all of the fancy succulents and spikey plants out of the greenhouse and arranged them on the patio.
We decorated: hearts in front of the shed.
Tom's fancy leaf geraniums raised from cuttings, here, there, and everywhere.
The weird pregnant onions, not really onions at all, and bird friends.
The patio pots have all been refreshed. I should mention Tom washed the patio pavers to start the process.
The impatiens and plectranthus are planted.
I removed all of the pieces from this wall, brushed them off, brushed off all the spider hiding places on the wall, and put them all back in the right place. That fuchsia is my Mother's Day gift from Jill and the kids.
I did the same with Tom's nozzle collection.
Over the years we have collected or been given lots of decorative pot stakes. Here are a few.
The tulips faded fast in warmer temps. Next week we'll lift the cans the bulbs are in, set them in a back corner, and plant something else.
It's columbine time.
And perennial corn flower, Mountain Bluet.
Pacific Coast Iris.
The Welsh poppies have popped.
The island bed in the lower yard is filling in.
May apple flowers.
Down the garden path to the deck, everything is going green.
A place to contemplate.
Tom is hanging up the old cabin windows with Rusty Bird decorations.
He has his drip system ready for his tube planters.
Native False Solomon's seal
Sweet little Star Flower, a native ground cover.
Domesticated Solomon Seal.
The tomatoes are planted, along the garage wall,
and in front of the now almost empty green house and holding area.
Tom has tied the golden hop up since I took this photo. Some of his fancy leaf geranium collection will sit in front of it.
In the front yard, the ground is disappearing.
More geraniums, and the Lewisia in bloom, on the front porch.
On Friday I got all of the glass flowers placed in the garden. Here are some of them. BTW, there are chickadees nesting in that bird house.
And finally, the rocking chairs are waiting in the shade. I spent time there on Friday afternoon, and that is where I am heading now. The weather station is reading 89 degrees! The shade might be too warm.
The rhubarb pie is baked for tomorrow. Jake will be coming over to join us for some grilled burgers and a visit. Jill and the kids are away.
Happy Mother's Day! I plan to rest now.