And I love it! After a winter full of brown, gray, and white tones, green is such a sight for sore eyes.
Seriously. Don’t sunlit green leaves just make you feel happy?
(the deciduous trees are not yet green around here…this is just a large evergreen bush/tree in my backyard, and I am choosing to see it instead of the bare trees. I’m looking for the good, people!)
Hostas are peeking through the dirt (I keep my hostas in pots because the voles around here are voracious hosta-eaters.). I got my hostas free from my neighbor, who is a landscaper. Sometimes when he re-does people’s landscapes, he comes home with extra plants from the old landscape design, and that is just lovely for me.
When I raked up the leaves from the corner of the yard, I was pleased to see that the tiger lilies Mr. FG’s aunt and I planted last summer (they were extras from her garden) were poking their green shoots up.
And the lilac bush (ok, it was more like a stick last summer) from the same aunt is putting forth some leaves.
My hyacinths are getting awfully close to blooming. These were growing in random places in our yard when we bought the house, so I dug them up and planted them around the mailbox. They seem to be quite happy there.
The other green shoots are from my tulips, which I bought at Aldi.
These daffodils near the road were here when we moved in, so they were quite free. 😉
And finally, this is my hydrangea from Aldi (you may remember it from my post on frugal, patient gardening). I just promoted it to a big ol’ pot, which I bought at Goodwill. I was SO tickled to see it because I’ve been watching for a large pot for months. I hope that the hydrangea will do some major growing this year in the new pot. I mixed some compost in with the soil in the pot and I figure that should make for a happy plant (some of the SunChips strips are in this pot, actually!).
I would plant it in the ground, but I haven’t found a good not-too-sunny place for it in my yard as of yet.
And I am very worried that if I plant it in the ground while it’s little, those pesky voles will eat the roots right up and then I will want to cry because I’ve patiently nursed this stick for two summers already (I shared a photo of the bloom last year).
You know, I thought this post was going to be sort of off-topic but since I am so excited about the green plants, I wanted to share anyway. Frugality is so soaked into my life, though, even some of the posts I plan to be off-topic don’t seem to end up that way. All of the plants in this post were either free, or were purchased very inexpensively, and even my hydrangea pot was only a few dollars at Goodwill.
I think frugality flows through my veins. 😉
So, how ’bout you? Are things becoming green in your neck of the woods yet?
Today’s 365 post:“Brrrring, brrring!”
Joshua doesn’t have a 365 post ready yet. Must go add “write 365 post” to his chore list on My Job Chart.
Update: Joshua has a 365 post up! It’s called “Wonder why these are here?”