walking the yard

This afternoon, I took a walk around the yard to cut some iris that had fallen in the rain. We’ve had more than 3″ of rain since Wednesday, with more coming Sunday to Wednesday. DH stopped by on his lunch hour and we walked around the front yard to see the newly opened irises. But I began at the back door…

At the back door, this little garden bed holds a birdbath and a dogwood tree.

birdbath at kitchen door

The dogwood leaves are the most lovely shade of green.

dogwood and columbine

The hostas are looking great this year. This is ‘Samauri’ on the left and ‘Waving Wuffles’ on the right.

Hostas 'Samauri' and 'Waving Wuffles'

The fenced garden is looking nice.

fenced garden

love this spot

columbine and house bokah

my garden

How pretty is this mini geranium amidst the sedum?


At the front porch, the columbine bed is a mass of pale pink.

columbine bed

Zak watched as we went by the front porch.

my kitty

In the front yard we have several beds full of the iris ‘Immortality,’ which has stood up to all the rain better than some of the other irises have.

Iris 'Immortality'

Happy followed us all over the yard. She loves DH. I snapped a picture of her near one of the Korean lilacs. They are just starting to bloom this week.

Happy cat

Unknown Iris

Iris ‘Red at Night’

Iris 'Red at Night'

Iris ‘Feminine Fire’

Iris 'Feminine Fire'

Meadow sage in one of the daylily beds…

meadow sage

After the walk, on the way back into the house, I snapped this picture of my little pump fountain.

shady corner

Love the yard this time of year! ~~Rhonda


  1. Vickie
    Posted May 10, 2008 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I love your yard! It’s so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Annie
    Posted May 11, 2008 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Your little blog is such a sweet inspiration for me. The only nongardener of my greenthumb siblings, I actually cleared a little area out front and planted some ferns and beautiful purple and yellow flowers- don’t know the names but they look real cheerful. Thanks for sharing your photos and thoughts.

  3. Rhonda
    Posted May 11, 2008 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Vickie and Annie, thank you for your kind comments. Annie, I hope your little garden does well. Enjoy! ~~Rhonda 🙂

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