Here they are, like pretty maids all in a row. Last summer, being our first in the new house, we weren't quite settled enough for me to think about a garden. This year I decided I couldn't miss the chance to grow fresh herbs and tomatoes, so this weekend we went out and got four different kinds of tomatoes and a small rosemary plant. I still need to get basil and I might do peppers and other herbs as well.
Unfortunately yesterday was sunny and in the 70s and today is overcast and in the 50s. I thought for sure we were past the last frost, but tonight they're calling for temps in the 30s. Hopefully a few days in the garage will keep them warm enough until the temperature rises again.
A friend of my mother's gave us a rose bush, which we also planted today:
It doesn't look like much now but I was assured it would be flowering in no time. My mom couldn't remember what color the roses would be so it'll be a nice surprise later in the summer. Don't mind the weeds and other debris around the rose bush. We still need to dig a bed and layer in some mulch and other flowers. For now we're enjoying the flowers that have popped up at random in the yard:
Such a vibrant purple. I love spring!