It's May and the mystery of the stones under my plants continues this year with many in the front affected as well. This started last year with a large handful under each hosta, the pea gravel coming from the path. However, in the front it's a long way from that path in the backyard. We figure it must be an animal carrying the stones in its mouth and I can think of one little busy body who can stuff his cheeks quite full.
Spring bulbs are a welcome sight and the bees have been visiting them in earnest.
Peonies are pushing up towards the sun (this one is a yellow Itoh) and the green leaves behind are a hardy white verbascum, the only one I've grown that is a true perennial.
In the backyard the hummingbird feeder is up and I recently put the oriole feeder in a tree.
Marsh marigold in the pond has been glowing during the last overcast couple of days. The spring frog count is 3, way down from last year's 12 and I hope one of them is female to lay eggs and increase the family.
Patio furniture has been brought out of the garden shed, washed and ready for use so I took advantage of a sunny break and had afternoon tea outside in my new baltimore oriole mug.
Happy Gardening, Take Time For Tea.