The weekend was awsome here on the Gulf Coast. With temps in the upper 70's, there were people taking in the sun on the beaches and in the gardens. I managed to get a move on doing some much needed outdoor work in the yard and garden. What a chore it was for this old lady - I dug me a flower bed and I mean dug. The grass was thick in the area out the back door along the backside of the house. This would be the south side of the house and receives an abundance of sun of least 7 hours. The dirt was rich black like blackgold, so I didn't need to add any amendants to the soil.
This is what I planted: gladiolas mixed colors, dahlia "Seattle"1-yellow/white and 1-deep red/white "Mystery Day", small dahlia "Blusette Pink", Mexican Heather, lantana's, ranuculus, and petunias. I believe this will yield me a very colorful garden.
All about the rest of the yard, the peach tree is covered in gorgeous pink blooms. The pear tree is full of white blooms and elsewhere in the yard the blueberries are blooming. I have a couple of flowering trees that I am not sure what they are so I am going to check them out.