Sorry, but this week's garden post is a little photo heavy because I didn't do a garden post last week due to Mother's Day. Just looking at these pictures, which are several weeks old by now, I'm amazed at how much my garden has changed since these photos were taken. We have gotten so much rain lately that it's starting to look like the Amazon forest in my yard. Everything is so lush and green, (but also very weedy), and growing by leaps and bounds.
I'll begin by showing more spring bulbs. These are grape hyacinths.
The purple plant in front of it is Cat Mint.
Last year, all our local grocery stores ran out of grape jelly to feed the Orioles when they arrived in the spring. I couldn't find grape jelly anywhere! But this year, Aldi was well prepared and ordered a lot of extra grape jelly for bird lover's like me! I came home with two cases after seeing this display:
I had to sit and wait patiently for twenty minutes before I got this shot. I just used my IPhone, so I had to sit in a chair only a few feet from the feeder. But eventually my patience paid off, and this handsome gent landed just long enough for me to take his picture.