The perennials have departed their slumber. Columbine & Bleeding Hearts - a meaningful combination.
The original backyard venue. Now with manure. Beans, squash, onions, lima beans and the official flower of The Boy 11, sunflowers. Hiding, for now.
Last year's addition. The place where The Boys could dig to their hearts content is now the place where I'll eat small tomatoes to my heart's content.
This year's addition. It used to hold a round sandbox, now will hold a ring of zinnias (the official flower of The Boy 8) around a bunch of lupine.
Eco-terrorism. 10 silver maples. By mid-summer they'll either be left with 10 neighbors by an irresistible 7 year old or placed on prominent display free for the taking. I'm still waiting on legal so I can weigh the consequences of responsibility for conspiring with a minor to release 10 silver maples into the wild. Wangari - these are for you.
The less a food item travels the better it tastes. I shop my backyard now.