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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