Although I bought most of the seeds, we seemed to have a late start to Spring this year with some unusually cold nights well into April and then we went to the beach for a week in a May. I really never caught up but didn't worry too much as I knew I needed to get the existing gardens under control.
I also had a large box full of bulbs. Some I bought from a school fundraiser and others I had collected in my travels.
One of the bloggers I enjoy following had a post recently with a picture of a cosmos. It made me sad because I realized I might not have any cosmos of my own this year. I then took a walk around the yard and was reminded that my daughter who has 1 of the 4 raised beds in my husband's veggie garden as her own, had planted a number of seeds, including some of mine. We have cosmos, zinnias and nasturtium. It made me realize that passing the love of gardening on to the younger ones, even when they are only 4 & 6, is a wonderful thing.
I am still committed to getting every last seed and bulb into the ground this year, as I believe they'll still have time to bloom at least for a short time this year. Ever the optimist, I know but I need to learn the lesson to stop buying before I know I have the time to plant!
So, all that said, here are some of the photos I took of her garden.