Our home is finally finished on the inside. The outside is another matter. Mother Nature is on a rampage and I'm not too happy either. She seems to be thwarting every chance I have to start the landscape this year. Relentless snow and rain stalled the exterior work while I have waited patiently to begin gardening. And then this past week an epic storm hit the heart of Minneapolis uprooting and snapping off huge trees all over the metro. Power has been out for over 600, 000 for many for days and the cleanup will take a long time.
So mostly I am thankful we didn't have any damage and were on the lucky side of the street that didn't lose power. It was great to see all the outstretched extension cords over the streets of our new neighborhood lending electricity. Next time we may be the ones without.
Meanwhile I'm getting impatient. I've missed more Garden Bloggers Bloom Days than I can count. So once again I am roaming around "borrowing" blooms to blog about. This time instead of the easy pickings in nearby yards or public gardens, I grabbed iPhone shots of the wildflowers blooming on my walking path around the lakes.
Feel free to help me with identification.
Some kind of water hemlock perhaps?
Spot the yellow goat's beard or Tragopogon dubius, and below its beautiful seed head
And as for my gardens? I'm anxious to share the landscaping process. Maybe next week...