My dear wife Karen wielded her mighty little hand shovel to place the two Gerber daisies we’d purchased Friday night — the only color she’d found at the apparently picked-over big box — into the hourglass shaped front garden.
I pulled out the bags of red mulch and poured liberally.
Karen placed and patted, lovingly, in the two gardens below the front windows, too.
We stepped back and enjoyed the Memorial Day Weekend view of the completed-for-now front yard of our home in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Karen hopes for a couple more different colors of daisies.
And the butterfly garden out back still has two new lavender plants to be put in the earth. Black mulch must be purchased and spread. The butterfly bushes are the latest arrivers of all, though, so all that will come on another day.
Are you done with your garden planting for this year? Annuals, perennials, or mix? Red mulch, black mulch, brown mulch, natural mulch, or no mulch? Would you rather come over for a barbecue and admire our garden?