Above, the bleeding heart. Adorable, right? And I think it cost me all of 50 cents last year, as did the other plants! :D
Above and below, columbines. No blooms yet, though. Maybe next year?
As for the back yard, I am happy to report my trip yesterday to Homestead Gardens was a success! Have a peek at the gardens on either side of my gate.
Then, when May comes I'll buy some more perennial herbs to add to the existing lavender and rosemary, filling out that row. I have bags of mulch to cover the gardens as well, but didn't want to mulch until I was done planting for the season.
Yesterday when I was planting the gardens, a big fat toad nearly scared me to death, so I moved my toad house to that side of the garden as he seems to prefer it. I hope he comes back to stay and eats all my garden pests! YAY! :)
Oh yes, and I bought two cultivars of lavender: English Lavender "Munstead" (Lavandula angustifolia) and Winter Bee Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas, pat. no 20840)