Looking good, 2021 added azalea

Mid-season check on the backyard azalea my dear wife Karen and I dug into our ground this spring found a hardy growth. So far, so good.

A Tiger Lilly blooms again

I can’t remember how many years ago George Three included this Tiger Lilly as one of my dear wife Karen’s presents for Mother’s Day. Up it comes again. I love these annual deliveries.

Greetings, backyard roses

Shortly after arriving home from Cape Cod Getaway 2021, we walked through the house and into the backyard. Yes, the big bunch of roses there had bloomed during our time away as well. The three colors looked so good in their seasonal debut.

Hello to our new fairy garden

One of my dear wife Karen’s new ideas for the backyard garden this year is a fairy garden. She selected the boxed plants, sent away for the decorations, lovingly set it up off the back deck. My job is to admire the results of her work. I have yet to spot a visiting little person.

Hanging out and looking good

A hanging plant over the big rose bush is the perfect addition in this corner of our backyard garden complex. My dear wife Karen’s plans make our hangout better every dang year. Yes, this is the first time I’ve called it our backyard garden complex.

The peony tree decides to show up big

Our peony tree has grown every year since we put it in shortly after we moved into A Bitty Better here in the Galeville neighborhood of Liverpool. But … no blooms. This is the year. Big time. Thank you, peony tree, for rewarding my dear wife Karen and I for our patience.

Our new azalea looks solid

The carefully selected azalea from Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center is now safely in our backyard garden. My dear wife Karen walked the line, held out her fingers, gauged the sun angles and told me where to dig. Love it.

Picture pretty

Our nice, comfortable spring time awaits back there, from sitting under the side alcove to wandering around the greening backyard. Thank you, April advancements.