Peas. They are high.
If you look carefully in this photo, you will see bunnies. Can you find them? After I saw them, they both ran away. I hope the dogs don't find them!
And the dead branches are so beautiful and aromatic.
The bushy plant below on the left is tarragon, which returned from last year. I'd read that it should overwinter here fine, and it did! On the right you see just part of the conquering oregano that is taking over the entire herb bed. It is a low plant, so I'm letting it do its thing ... for now.
Most of this below is cilantro. I wanted lots of it, and I do have a lot.
I'm sad to say that my little bay tree (above) must've died over the winter. I was so hopeful!
I may try again and keep it in a pot on the porch.
My overwintered basil is still alive in the herb bed, but on its last legs.
Roses are blooming. This one is beside the front porch.
Together Adam and I took down the plastic sheeting on the ends of the front porch.
We will replace it with breathable shade cloth for the summer.
And now we have good cross-breezes on the porch.
Above is my semi-shade garden along one side of the house. The elephant ears have come back. The artemesia is doing well, and the sedum is healthy if short. The two ferns are quite beautiful, and six of my hosta plants, two of the three astilbes, and the lantana have all come up. The hearty amaryllis is brilliant. Sadly, my new bleeding heart didn't make it, and one of my hostas is not up yet. Overall, not too bad. I will try again with a bleeding heart once I find out why it didn't survive here. The bed is quite long (all the way down to the wattle fence in the distance) and is still sparsely populated. I added a foxglove last week.