Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tulip Time!

It seems like it took forever but the tulips are finally in full bloom!
We dressed the beds with cedar mulch last weekend so everything looks real tidy!

I'm quite fond of this one which is called "Design Impression"
This is how it was described: Deep green foliage with narrow lime-yellow margins.  Large flower of radiant rose and muted golden flushes.

A quick view including the fairy garden area.  The newly painted fence shows up much better now.

This is the picture of the tulips below from the Breck's catalog I ordered from.  The red is spot on but the purple is more of a fuchsia and the soft pink is marginally close.  Either way I like these tulips and how sturdy they are. 

These are a Darwin hybrid tulip 

Loving my little "tulip time"

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring Fairy Garden

The faires have come out to start working in the gardens.  The "Tulip Forest" is blooming and now the fairies are checking out what needs to be done.

The bird bath needs a little sprucing up!

Come on through the gate and take a tour!  
We'll sprinkle some fairy dust on you to shrink you to size!

She's always climbing up on things to see what's going on!

Taking a break viewing the scenery! 

This one's wondering how big the iris will get! 
The fence got a new paint job and now it shows up better. 

The gazebo also got a new paint job.  I want lots of colorful things in the fairy garden this year.  A new table and chair set are residing on an upside down clay tray.  I glued them down so the critters won't be messing them up! 

Last year I split up some iris and planted them in the fairy garden area along with tulips.  Now I have to figure out how to make it all work!  The challlenge of it all will be the fun part.  The first dining table set I got for the fairy garden is sitting to the right also needs a paint job too rusted for me!

Some of my tulips by the granite bird bath were eaten below the ground.  I read up on it and it could be chipmunks or voles.  Not happy about it but it's nature and there's just so much I can control! 

I'm just so darn happy it's spring and time to plant flowers and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! 

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Welcome Spring!

Hello Everybody!
Spring has been slow to get going here but we are seeing flowers and shrubs blooming so that's a good thing!  I love this Primrose plant.  It will continue to get larger and have more leaves as it warms up.  We're still dipping down in the low 30's at night so the plants are slow to come alive.
 The Pachysandra (Japanese Spurge) is another reliable plant here.  This is my hosta hill as I call it but so far the hostas are barely out of the ground.  This area was loaded with oak leaves but I got Dan to use the leaf blower to clear them out early.  A few stragglers are still around.

 They're flowering right now.  Nothing real exciting but still a welcome sight!

It's hard to imagine that before long it will look like this again!

 It's been raining for several days on and off.  Sorry the path looks messy but the old mulch pieces seem to find their way onto the stones when it rains. Anyway, some daffodils and tulips are making their way up and should be blooming soon.

 This is the same path area but I removed the hostas that are up close here and relocated them last fall.  Right now the new tulips are coming up in that same area.

Last weekend it was so nice out I had to get outdoors and do something.  I started bringing out some of my planters and accessories. The art post is a new piece (gifted at Christmas) for the garden.

 Each side has a different design.

 This is the same general area from last summer.  This reminds me I need to get out my hummingbird garden accent!

 I can hardly wait to plant flowers and enjoy the upcoming summer season!  May is when things really get a move on here and then watch out!!

 An early summer view from the deck last year.

There are some daffodils blooming around town and so are the forsythias.  I took this snapshot by a restaurant.  I like how the dried grass looked near them.  

How's it going in your area? 

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