Thursday, May 23, 2013

On Facebook this morning, my friend Patrick posted this picture of his rose plant (actually his father planted it many years ago).   I love the way the shadows play on this, and enlarged you can see the dew on the leaves.   It almost looks "posterized"....    I can see it in a quilt with varying shades of pinks and sheer fabrics.   Just beautiful!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Spring Flowers + perfect weather = no quilting!

This has been the most perfect weather - warm, sunny days, blue skies, cool nights, everything is starting to come up green!   The spring flowers are everywhere.   We are in for a change of weather, but this weather has made me SO happy!!!!  I sleep well every night because I work so hard in the gardens all day (I'm afraid to come in and sit down because I know this can't last and there is much to do)!

 The hostas grow a couple of inches every day.   The ones in the pots and box are going to the garden club auction next week.
 My new bleeding heart bush - I wanted one to replace the dead azalea at the corner of the sunporch.   I can see this every morning from the kitchen window.
 Last year's bleeding heart bush - doing well. (I thought it was a goner last year)
 We have lots of lilacs this year - the first time in our 3 years in this house.
 Euphorbia bush.   I happened upon this at Garden Factory and I just love it - all the different colors!

 The dogwood is in bloom - again, the first time in the 3 years we've been here.   (I guess the 3rd time is a charm!!!!)
I can't have spring flowers (other than daffodils) because the wildlife like them too much.   So I planted in pots.   They didn't look like much when I dragged them out of the garage a month ago, but they have been putting on a real show this past week.

Monday, May 6, 2013

It's spring!!!!!! Flowering Trees.......

It's springtime at my house.   Loving all the flowering trees and spring flowers.   It has been perfectly, perfect weather for over a week now.   A few more days and we will be getting rain - which they say we need.   Maybe only at night - like Camelot!!!

This is our plum tree in full bloom.............the forsythia is on the way out and the sandcherry has come and gone!!!