Meanwhile, we are working on the yard. My husband used to dig up all the garden beds with a shovel and rake it all smooth, but he can't do it this year, so we are going to get someone to rototill it for us. We have put in some new rosebushes and are clearing out the back of the yard where the ivy is overgrown, since the spouse would like to put in a new fence.
The plant in the front with the purple flowers is common sage. It looks really pretty in the spring, and it is handy having the herb for cooking.
The Cecil Brunner rosebush was already in the yard when we moved in 30 years ago, and it is still putting out hundreds and hundreds of pretty little blooms every year.
This planter was one of the nice surprises this spring. I never took the potting soil out of it from last year and the poppies seeded themselves there.
I'm still working on the afghan and only have about two rows left to finish off. Most of it is sewn together already, too, so I have the edging and then I'm done.