Owen took the pictures, so he gets the credit. Originally, these tulips were dark pink — nearly red. The have returned to us as bright yellow. This year, there are two which is a 100% improvement over last year when we had one and it didn’t bloom. The leaves grew, but it was a cold spring. Everything was late or didn’t bloom.
The hydrangea (finally) went into the earth today. It was terribly root-bound and was afraid it would die if it didn’t get transplanted today. It went into the backyard garden. Healthy earth back there because when Owen planted that garden (it was a Mother’s Day gift from fifteen years ago) and put a lot of good topsoil in it.
So the earth in the backyard is rich. Full of humous from all the leaves we never clean up. Plus, we’ve had a lot of rain in the past couple of weeks, so it’s nice and moist. And maybe it will rain again.