The garden is really coming to life. Most of the perennials have broken their winter dormancy and the few laggards will follow soon. The grass is green, the trees are leafing out, and the birds are busy building nests in the eaves on the porch, in the horse trailer hitch, in the barn rafters and the trees.
Yellow iris are in full bloom. I don’t know this variety’s name but it blooms twice, is healthy, and prolific. The dwarf lilac in front is relatively new. I planted three of them two years ago. The dogs have kept two of them “well trimmed” by chewing on them and crashing through the planter. But this one is doing very well.