What’s growing around our new place

by Jessie K on May 6, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne of the pleasures of moving into a new house is witnessing what grows in springtime. I noticed mint coming up around our little frog pond. JULEP TIME!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is either bee balm or lemon balm. Either way, it smells amazing and is a great infusion for iced tea or water.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATwo gorgeous Japanese Maples.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALilacs.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHostas.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe have so many different kinds of hostas, June and I dug up a bunch and planted a variety around the frog pond.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPeonies galore. I counted 25 plants!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGrape vines.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd 65 baby chicks who are just starting to feather. Jake built a makeshift brooder in the crawl space just under the house where they’ve been since we got them. Hopefully, they’ll be fully feathered out to be moved outdoors this weekend.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJake cut a swath through the pasture for them to graze on. I’m seriously loving our new place!

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