This is what I've been waiting for! From now until about the middle of August there will be color abound in my garden. Everything has started to bloom, but it's not quite at peak yet. Depends on how much rain we get, but I'm thinking maybe a week from now it will be worthy of a photo shoot for a gardening magazine.
The box in the center has basil, beans and strawberries planted in it, plus a few zinnias and daisies. The beans have lots of flowers, so the beans can't be too far beind. Now that I'm getting a few tomatoes from the front yard the basil is getting picked almost daily.
The winters here can be pretty harsh. Dark, dreary, cold and snowy. When those first crocuses and daffodils start to bloom I can see everything else peeking out of the ground. I wait. I pull weeds and maybe divide a few things. And wait. Now it's here and I can't stay in the house. I'm out on the porch most of the day trying to read or work, but mostly enjoying the flowers, the hummingbirds, the butterflies, and the birds at the feeders. Come over and have a glass of wine and enjoy it with me!