Apr 15, 2014

Lost in the Garden...

I have been lost
in the garden....
 
completely absorbed by the beauty of Spring....
 
 
Blue Skies
and
Pink Trees...
 
my utopia...
 

 
the flower beds
are filling out so quickly...
 
it is a wonder really,
how quickly it all happens...
 


like tissue paper pom poms...
 
the perfect blooms
of the Kwanzan Cherry...
 
the last tree to bloom here
and the best in show...
 


 
Pink Geraniums...
 


 
now fill
my front porch planter...
 
simple and cheery....
 

 
Woody Hyacinth...
 
I believe fairies
must dance beneath the forest of bells
in the moonlight...
 
 
Violets...
 

intoxicating...
 

 
Money Plants blooming...
 

 
Forget-Me-Not...
 
 



 
everyone has an
extra spring in their step...
 

 
or swish in their swim...
 



 
My newest back porch planter
and Paul's Himalayan Musk Roses
leaning in from the left...
 
I planted Paul last year...
he is as healthy as can be,
and already covered with tiny buds...
 
Roses soon...
ahhhh...
 
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Apr 14, 2014

Easter Sweets...

Since there are no little ones here,
the Easter Bunny won't be stopping by with any baskets...
 
still...
 

 
Easter Candy is just too pretty,
to not indulge...
 


 
so this year,
I filled my apothecary jars
and cloches
with some favorite sweets...
 

 
perfect pastels...


 
irresistible pink grass...
 


 
white rabbits...

 
a little Chocolate...
 



 
wishing you something sweet...
 
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Apr 9, 2014

Beautfiul April....

 
I love Spring...
 
it is my favorite season,
everything is so fresh and new...
 
a beginning...
 

 
so far ,
April has been a beautiful month...
 


 
on the first day,
I thought I had plenty to do...
 
then this box of bareroot Roses
 showed up on my doorstep...
 
I am not complaining,
not one bit!
 


 
these are my choices...
 

(Mount Fuji Cherry)
 
the current stars of the garden are the trees...
 

 
 
the Magnolia...
 


 
and down they come...
 


 
the Easter Egg Tree
is in full bloom...
 
Pink Magnolia snow in the background...
 

 
Viburnum on the cusp
of wonderful!



 
an airy spray of Bridal Spirea...
 

 
Tulips popping....
 



 
 
the Starling
are beginning to nest...
 


I should say...
 
"the VERY ambitious Starlings"
 


another joy of gardening...
 
the found treasures,
through the years I have gathered quite a collection
of buried yard treasures...
 
mostly buttons,
a porcelain figurines boot,
bits of pottery,
oyster shells,
horse shoes,
and lumps of coal...
 

 
I hope the Beauty of April
is in your Heart too...
 
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