Apr 27, 2011

Wild and Wet April...

April has been a wild and wet month here,
tomorrows weather forecast calls for
up to an inch of snow...

no one is more thrilled than the Dandelions
who are growing like crazy...
(salad anyone?)

(click photos to enlarge)

so I have been doing a little garden shopping..

I filled my chair planter with Pansies,
and added a chippy teacup
for a pop of color till the Pansies fill in...


I bought a new Fuchsia...


The bulbs are still thriving....

Bluebells run rampant in the valley...

when I moved into my house
there was no landscaping...
sweet neighbors brought Bluebell bulbs by the bagful...


Ajuga spikes are shooting up everywhere...




the little path that leads to my swing
feels like a soft meadow...


covered in tiny blooms...


Forget-Me-Nots and Violets
with Dandelions mixed in...

The Forget-Me-Nots
were a stow away on another plant I brought home,
they self seed very freely...


Fawn Lilies are a Native Plant here...
and so elegant...

I bought three plants at a conservancy sale years ago...
they are reliable bloomers but don't spread,
so my small clump is a treasured delight...


Money Plants and a shy rabbit...


When it rains
or well really anytime :-)

One of the best parts of the garden is
bringing it inside....

the Rose is a miniature,
last year I bought one at the grocery store,
and planted it outside to see how it would fare...

It thrived,
so I am planting a small grouping...



the Davidiii Viburnum smells wonderful
and I love to keep a vase of  it on my nightstand...


 not all that grows in the garden
is flowery...
my husbands favorite garden delight

The first Rhubarb pie of the year...

Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for stopping by today,