Apr 16, 2015

Goodbye April Showers, Hello Blue Skies...

With
what seems like more than our fair share
of April Showers...  
 

 
I am glad to be welcoming
Blue Skies...
 
 
while Blue Skies and sunshine
make the above
 Dogwood Tree glow...
 


 
blue skies
really are best
when paired with Pink Cherry Trees...
 

 
 
the bulbs
are peaking now...
 

 
and
new blooms
are ready to take over the show...
 
Hello Lilacs!

 
the very first Columbine...


 
"I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become,
                  I will always plant a large garden in the spring.
Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy
that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth?"
-  Edward Giobbi
 
with a beautiful weekend forecasted,
there is so much work to be done
in the garden...
 
and that
is a wonderful thing!
 
 
I Hope You Have Wonderful Weekend Plans Too....

Apr 7, 2015

An April Garden Stroll....

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. (Sonnet XCVIII)”
― William Shakespeare
 
Tis' true in my heart....
 
I feel like a child each Spring,
in awe of it all,
and just want to play in the dirt each day...
 
I'd love for you to take an April Stroll with me...
 

the Spring Garden
feels less fussy than the Summer to me...
 
it's still a bit unkempt from Winter,
it's more meadow like...
wild...
 


 
the Anenomes heads are nodding...
 
Thought to bring luck and protect against evil,
legend has it that when the anemone closes its petals,
it's a signal that rain is approaching. 
 
maybe we should have brought an umbrella?
 

 
seas of Woody Hyacinth
add to the Meadow
 like feel...



 
Woodland Phlox,
is newly planted into the garden last year...
 



Money Plants...
 




 
Viburnum
perfumes the air
in the back corner of the garden...


 
I am eagerly waiting
 for the Lilacs to pop...
 
they are waiting for some sunshine...
 


 



I'd also like for you to meet the Boettchers,
 

 
I met them on a Easter Afternoon drive,
and thought they were the Sweetest...
 
I thought you would too :-)
 
Thanks for Strolling with Me Today....

Apr 5, 2015

Happy Easter....


 


"’Twas Easter Sunday.
The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy."
 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



We are so lucky to be having
one of the prettiest Springs
I remember...


perfect for an egg hunt...


candy eggs may be nice,
but I do prefer
my baskets full of flowers...


Woody Hyacinth
and
Money Plant  blooms...

 

 
Happy Hunting...
May your day be filled with Fragrance and Joy
 
Happy Easter!