Worry is like a rocking chair, it's gives you something to do but gets you nowhere!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Header Challenge

Challenge: Urban Decay --actually saw this in someone's yard...sigh
Visit all of the team players http://womtig.blogspot.com/ , http://beestonblog.blogspot.com/ , http://meandering-martha.blogspot.com/ and http://imac-photosfromthemindseye.blogspot.com/

My post has nothing to do with Urban Decay...visiting with my day aka "PaPa" (pawpaw)
He was teaching the girls how to use his lawn mower

and the trailer to dump raked leaves.

We love visiting my Dad...
He has the largest Loropetalum that I have ever seen.
About 20 feet tall.

The Cardinal's eat the cat food..


Today I am Thankful for the Grandparents in our lives.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Thank you Jean at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ for hosting the weekly Bloomin' Tuesday...drop by and see what other gardener's having blooming today.

Some of the blooms happening around my gardens/yard are..

I love these flowers.
The entire containers of Nemesia are opening...drives me nuts when just one side blooms.


Alyssum--I had these growing in several hanging containers last year. It dropped seed and is now popping up everywhere. I transplanted at least 70 or so over the weekend...
The Dogwoods are beginning to bloom just in time for Easter...perfect!
Columbine from Rain Gardener
Another Ranunculus this is a very hot pink...soon a yellow one will be opening. Some of you have asked how these do year round here. I planted the banana shaped bulbs last October for the first time, so I'll be watching to see if they return. Let me just say, these have been the longest blooming flowers I have encountered in a long time. It seems the longer they stay on the stem the bigger they get!
With all of the flowers on the trees, shrubs and plants come the dreaded although very important pollen. A quick stroll through the yard and this is what my feet looked like.


Today I am very Thankful that the kids and I cleaned all of the windows yesterday!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Beginnings...

Ever wonder why the lining of your hanging containers disappear? The gardens are busy, busy this morning.

Mrs. Eastern Bluebird...

Mrs. House Wren

Plants are waking up pushing through the soil and setting buds.
African Daisy
Dinner Plate Dahlia
Poppies, Purple Coneflowers, Alyssum, Vinca, Milkweed, Cornflowers and plenty other surprises I'm sure.
Looking up the hill from the center of the garden. The clump of green to the right of the plate is the Hotlips Salvia. To my surprise it stayed green all winter.
Petunias, Iris, Daylilies, Society Garlic
Verbena aka "Miss Prissy" around here is starting to put on a show.
I started these Snapdragons from seed many, many months ago...the hard freezes shut down the buds. Finally they are beginning to form and open.

Today I am Thankful for the Lord blessing my labor...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

It's Friday already! Drop by http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ and see gardens springing to life all over...

Daff-Ice Follies
Violas and Pansies
Sedum in the wagon, Dusty Miller, Alyssum, Carnation Seedlings, African Daisy in the container front left, winter Pansies and Petunias and I have 7 Dahlia bulbs up...
The above photo is right beside this photo to the left looking down the full sun garden.
Dianthus, Sedums, Blue Fescue Grass, Irish Moss, Lavender, Nemesia Creeping Phlox, African Daisy, Thyme in the blue container, see all the green in front of the wooden barrell and to the left of it? That's Sheffield Pink Mums..
This photo is to the right of the walkway looking down. The same plants as the above photo...See the Rununculas in the back right in front of the Cornflowers? There is all kind of activity going on in this Full Sun Garden....
This is across the driveway close to the road and mailbox...Iris, Crocus, Alyssum, Petunia, Loropetulam and a Guara at the end. Oh Pansies around the Crepe and Clematis Vine on the Crepe or Crape?
These are the colors of Rununculas I have blooming now.

Narcissus--Double Erlicheer

Calendula-Apricot and Alyssum
I moved this Clematis about 4 weeks ago and man has it taken off!
Spring Blooming Creeping Phlox.
Foxglove-Camelot Lavender. Purchased

Foxglove started from seed Dec. 08..maybe it'll bloom this year...
Glads are springing up.
Look Tootise...Lavareta
Gail over at http://clayandlimestone.blogspot.com/ sent me some PPPP, it's doing great...she also sent a bonus with it...Gail what is this big leaf plant...I've been watching it since the PPPP arrived...is it Money Plant?
Blue Bedder Salvia not only returned it also reseeded everywhere.

This and so much more is happening around here...........what a wonderful time of the year!!


Today I am Thankful that the girls will be on Springbreak after today!! (gotta clean windows)