Here in North Carolina, dogwoods and azaleas are in bloom. It's one of my favorite times of year.
The front yard flower garden continues to delight. The creeping phlox in the middle didn't bloom much this year. I wonder if it needs thinning or feeding. The pansies are still happy and the Sweet Williams are starting nicely.
I know the pansies will die when the weather turns hot, but I wonder if the violas will survive. I love them so much .
Last year, most of what I planted didn't come up, or died, or got eaten. (Luckily I am blessed with the many perennials left by the previous owner.) Here is one of my few survivors, last year a modest bit of greenery, this year a handsome flower.
Meanwhile, after weeks of effort, I think I have this pattern tweaked to my satisfaction. Progress on the new book, though slow, continues.