After this long, cold winter it's been so nice to be able to get out in the garden and play in the dirt.
We don't plant here in northern Utah until the middle of May,
just in case there's a hard freeze that wipes out all your hard work.
Even though we shouldn't plant, there's a lot of plants in bloom.
Like this beautiful Clematis.
It looks like we'll be harvesting strawberries soon.
At least the ones the birds don't eat.
The lilacs are planted by our front porch.
Their fragrance is amazing every time we walk by.
A few years ago we planted this pretty blue iris.
One of our neighbors gave us a start.
The ajuga was a brilliant blue this year. Another gift from our cute neighbor.
This week we've been out in the vegetable garden.
We're adding compost, rototilling, pulling weeds,
buying little starts
and planting little seeds.
Our garden is the place I love to be in the middle of May.