Garden "Helpers"

It's nice that for the first spring in a quite a while, I'm not pregnant (and unable to lift large containers or bags of mulch) or tending to a newborn (and spending all my "free" time napping). So I am really appreciating spending a lot of time outside this spring!

Of course a preschooler helping to "weed" and a baby shoving everything he can find in his mouth makes things interesting. But they are learning valuable lessons these past few weeks in the garden:

Lesson #1: Don't eat the snapdragons.

Lesson #2: Butterfly weed is not a weed.

Lesson #3: Carrots are yummy, dirt and all.

Lesson #4: If you crawl through the muddy water on the patio, it makes a fun mess.



Here's some photos of my "muse" from the last post- the wildflowers at Hatcher gardens.


Woodland Wildflowers

Now that spring has arrived, I have plenty of weeding and mulching to do. So I'm taking it one section at a time and enjoying every minute I can get outside.

I focused on a small shaded corner of my garden today. I was inspired by a recent stroll through the Hatcher Gardens. Josephine Hatcher loved wildflowers, and there is a beautiful section of woodland garden full of delicate blooms right now.

My own little woodland wildflower corner includes phlox, columbine, and spiderwort all in shades of purple and white.

Other suggestions for plants I should add to my little corner?

Where have you gotten your inspiration this spring?