Bluebirds are associated with happiness and contentment in life. I'm certainly happy to have this charming couple visiting my garden this spring. I hope they make their home here.
They have been visiting every day, making quite a show of catching bugs. As I go about pulling weeds and other garden duties this cheerful pair seem to enjoy my company as much I enjoy theirs.
There is much to be happy about in the garden these early days of spring. Along the sunny side of the back fence the new 'Julia Child' rose is blooming in floribunda bunches. I have been looking for this rose ever since I saw it at Bok Tower gardens. It gets good reviews from Bok Tower and from other central Florida gardeners.
My happiness with the floribunda rose, 'Scentamental' is probably going to be short-lived. I know he's wrong for me, but I don't care. I love him.
Seedlings in the sunny patch that is now a rose garden have been springing up and starting to bloom. Blanket flowers, guara, hollyhocks, and alyssum have all re-seeded from last year's plants. Yay! Belinda's Dream provides lots of happiness in this spot.
Tall red pentas and more blanket flowers are coming back in front of the bamboo on the sunny west side. A few sunflowers were added. Butterflies and bees have gradually been coming around to visit them.
There is more guara happiness along the path leading to the pot of bright orange geraniums. Those geraniums were a Mother's Day gift from my daughter-in-love. I'm very happy to see them blooming and rejuvenated with the spring weather.
What could be happier than little green sweat bees buzzing around sunflowers?
And, finally! Blooms on the bottle brush tree this year!
"...happy is that people, whose God is the LORD."