Lots of snow.
I didn't see our grass for many months.
With the warmer temperatures finally showing up, I saw that we did, in fact, own some grass.
Lots of it.
And along with the grass, comes a lot of plants that the prior owners left behind. They had plants and flowers (and some nefarious bushes that look really weird where they're placed in our front yard), and also a vegetable garden, which I am delighted to get started on. I don't know what the heck I'm doing, but I'm excited to get started on it anyway.
I'm hoping my loyal, lovely blog readers can help me out with some plant identification! Here's what I'd like to know:
1. Is it a weed?
2. What IS it if it's not a weed?
3. Can I eat it or will I keel over? (This is more for the veggie garden post which will come next...I don't expect to be able to eat the plants in this post.)
Without further ado...
Look at these little cute things. I think they're day lilies, or daffodils, or something nice and springy like that. Obviously they're loving the fact that I sing wandering around the property, as they're cropping up amidst all that dead stuff down there. Do I get rid of that dead stuff? Old leaves and whatever plant it was last year?
Here's some more. I don't know how they got over there, they're hanging out with our Afro Bush.
See? Afro Bush. If you look just to the right of the trunk of the bush, there they are! I think this is a burning bush. All I know is it looks really cool after a fresh snowfall or ice storm. There's a random bush to the left of it that I am dying to pull out. It's totally random. I already said that.
Then we have this little box garden off the side of the house, with these happy little green viney guys. But what are they?
Here's a closeup of the leaves. Do they DO anything? Make flowers? Strawberries? Cosmopolitans?
Now, that would be pretty awesome, wouldn't it. A Martini Tree. A Martreeni!
We interrupt all the plant espionage to display our nice little dog pen area, for boarders or lesson students who want to bring their pups along for a nice afternoon in the country. The veggie garden is to the left of this. I hear a very special dog, Brody the Wonder Dog who belongs to the faboo Cynthia, will be gracing us with his presence.
Ok, back to the plants in question. This is in the front yard, and there's a matching plant conundrum on the other side of the front porch steps. I suspect those on the right are more day lilies, but what on Earth is on the left? And do I pluck off all those dead day lily leaves, if that is in fact, what they are?
Last but not least....there is a very random large, wooden half barrel/ bucket in our yard. Clearly it's for pretty flowers. There are a few of these semi-green clusters in the barrel. It looks official, but I do know weeds are quite good at shape-shifting and looking like they belong there, when they really don't. Impostors. Harumph.
Stay tuned to find out if I have a green thumb. If I don't....my mom does.