First Blooms of 2017

In the first week of the year, we had a freeze. That freeze killed almost the rest of my beautiful Summer flowers. After three weeks, I was tired looking at shades of grey, beige, and brown. Before I went to the grocery store, I stopped at the nursery to look at some flowers and herbs, yesterday. Originally I wanted to go there for more seeds. But the colors of the pansies and violas struck my eyes. I had to get some cool weather annuals.

After the groceries were put away, I’ve got my plants and started gardening. I cut back the perennials, in hope they will come back this Summer again. Since, we have a little fairy house, and it looked all sad through the grey-in-grey, I worked it into the garden scene. The weather was perfect. The sun was shining, but it wasn’t hot. It was a great day to work in the frontyard.

Now, it looks like a little fairy garden again. A little gnome is the housekeeper. He makes sure, that nobody messes with the fairy house, while the fairies are out. He also let’s me know, when the plants need water. 😉