I had my first Mother's Day and it was lovely! Drake had been singing a Mozart Requiem in Canton, but woke up early on Sunday to get home before noon. He surprised me with some really beautiful yellow/orange roses and we went to Home Depot to pick out some hanging baskets for the porch.
I picked some orange/purple mixed annuals and put them in the baskets that the former owner left us. They used to hold plastic floral garlands, but fortunately while Drake's mom was visiting she disposed of them. :)
So now we have these:
And as for the mossy baskets? I don't know. What are your thoughts? For now they were what was available, but in the end, I may prefer something less moss-y and more basket-y.
As for the rest of the flora around our house, the gardens are a-blooming, and I'm told that our Hostas are exceptional :) (I'm allowed to be boastful about them, since I had nothing to do with their flourishing...)
We had some lovely visitors who told me that these are pretty easy to separate and replant, so I'm sure that I'll do some of that in a bit-- I'd love to have these on either side of our front stairs, and they appear to be rather easy to maintain since we've done nothing to them, except to clear out the dead remains of last years Hostas.
This is the front of the house. More Hostas of different varieties. I'm about to mulch the living daylights out of these flowerbeds....
The little stone garden in our backyard. More hostas and other flowers of unknown variety-- they're not fully grown yet... maybe daisies? We'll soon see.
In the meanwhile, can anyone identify these? are they Begonias? (not sure what Begonias look like, but hear that flower name alot.... boy do I have a lot to learn!) They'll soon bloom and we'll have a better chance at googling success...
Garden plans: mulch. color. plant ID.
Any Michiganders out there with easy planting tips/ low maintenance flower/shrub suggestions?