I took a short (very slow) run, thinking I might make a Running Commentary Post. Then I came up with something better. In lieu of my cool-down walk (I just love that expression “in lieu of”), I mowed the front lawn with my non-power mower and pulled up a few weeds and unwanted items.
In the course of doing this, I noticed I have a Johnny Jump-up! It is only one little bloom, but I was delighted to see it. I immediately decided to take a picture, although I finished my mowing and pulling first.
Naturally I took a few more pictures.
These are tulips, which is very exciting for me, because we have not had this many previously. We usually get one and feel happy with that, because we did not plant it.
I was not sure if this was a flower or a weed, so I let it live. Does anybody know what it is?
I spent a little time pulling up green stuff surrounding my peonies. I believe I sacrificed some daisies, but I also believe we have plenty of daisies. Last year something ate my peonies before they bloomed, or somebody came and took them all away. I hope for fragrant blossoms this year.
I did not do a whole lot, but I thought it was not too bad for after a run on a Tired Tuesday. No doubt I will share more pictures as the season progresses.
When you said, ‘Johnny Jump Up’, I immediately thought of a baby jumper you, and was like “What the heck?”. Glad I kept reading.
They often jump up in other places in the yard or garden, but mine have yet to do so.
Your mystery plant is called Ground Ivy. Technically it’s considered an invasive weed but I find it to be very handy in covering muddy spots where nothing else will grow. It has pretty little flowers and it’s related to mint so it smells nice, too. You can mow it right in (I do). Here’s a link
Thanks for the info! I’ll probably pull them up, because I already have a lot going on in my front yard.