We bought some potting soil and additional cypress mulch for the patio. I had to remove the old plants from a couple of pots on the patio and replace them with the new potting soil. After all that we were ready for a cool drink on the patio. Drinking a beer and letting the cool breeze wash over us was just what the doctor would order had we consulted one. As were cooling off our daughter called from Portland. What a great way to relax. Life is better than good.
I had promised to take some photos of the flowering plants in the front garden. The Azaleas we planted are blooming, as are the Bleeding Hearts. The Red Bud tree on the East side of the house is almost at its prime. The close-up I took of the blooms in it show at least one green leaf. If you click on the photo with the Red Bud close-up you will be able to see the green leaf better.
The pictures of the protected plants were just added this AM. Enjoy the photos and the weather in your area.