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,

36 comments:

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Your tiny blooms along the path to your swing are simply delightful! You have inspired me to get some forget-me-not and violet seeds to plant in my garden.

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

Despite your wild and wet April, your garden is way ahead of mine. Thank you for the post, I enjoyed the tour. I photoed the carnage that is my garden at the moment, finally all the piles of snow smashing it have melted, time to clean it up!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Loved the chipped teacup in the garden. What a lovely idea. The rhubarb pie had me salivating. Ours are just small leaves. Beautiful photos of your garden. V

rosarod said...

Hi Bella, I enjoyed this tour of beautiful photos! Each in-class shows me the delicacy of the season, we would we do without these? always pleased to visit you and enjoy your art, hugs, Rose Marie

Damaris said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!! XXOO, Damaris

Bohemian said...

Dear Bella... your Garden and Flowers are positively enchanting! Everything seems to be thriving under your Loving Care and it is all just beautiful, thankyou for sharing your Spring Beauty.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Susan said...

Oh Bella, what a sweet, enchanting garden you have. The pie looks, well, yummy yummy yum yum yum. Susan

Pamela Gordon said...

Your garden is so pretty. I hope it doesn't snow too much to hurt your pretty plants. I can't wait for the rhubarb to come up here. It's just starting now. Blessings, Pamela

Angel said...

Oh, wow, your garden is lovely. Most of my flowers have died and I am determined to replace them this weekend! Your photos are an inspiration. Blessings!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi sweet Bella! Our spring has been extremely wet, too. Ugh!! But at least I finally see buds on my lilac bushes and the peonies are peeking their ruby heads up from the ground. Yay! I adore the photo of your swing. Looks so ethereal! And my fav pie looks yummmmy!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

What an exquisite garden you have!
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos :-)
blessings..Trish

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

My sweet tooth acts up exactly this time of night! You got me with the rhubarb pie! Saboteur! Ha! Love your sweet flowers. That little cup in the garden is cute. The fawn lilies look like little fairies. xx

Olga said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful garden. I especially like the one with the swing; it's so dreamy and romantic.

Maija said...

So lovely pics and beautiful garden!

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

You might have rain but therefore your variety of spring flowers by far exeeds those that 'make it' here! that looks gorgeous right now. And to top it off, my favorite 'Rhubarb'... We tried that about three times and the last time believe it or not; termites had eaten it! The stalks kept falling over... Too bad as I LOVE it.
Great photos as always.

Lots of love,

Mariette

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

OH my goodness Bella, your flowers are stunning. We are slow to get started, but I am getting my fix from your beautiful blog. Thanks for the smiles.

Hugs,
Judy

Blondie's Journal said...

In spite of all the rain, you have some lovely blooms, Bella. I love your pansies in the teacup! I have to try something like that! Everything is beautiful!

XO,
Jane

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful photos!! what a lovely blog - so glad I found you!!

sarah said...

I love April rain b/c I anticipate all the green and color and beauty that comes with it. Beautiful flowers on your post.

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful photos! They make me want to get my hands dirty!
Kelly

A Few Pennies said...

Petty posting! I'm lovin' that old swing--your vases of flowers are precious. Patty

bj said...

Such a lovely lovely garden. And the photo of the swing should be in a magazine. I just know it would be accepted in Romantic Homes or such.
I am your newest follower..:)

cherry said...

love the shot to your swing sure hope the snow doesn't mess up and thing and could I get a piece of pie to go please? Have a wonderful day.

hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

You have the garden of my dreams..may I come and walk through it and set on your swing???...just beautiful!

HolleyGarden said...

Oh, I could sit in that swing forever! Love your rabbit, too! Pretty blooms.

Gayle said...

Looks like a bit of heaven to me.

flowersandhome said...

Your garden looks beautiful! I love the path to your swing surrounded by the little flowers, like a veil to walk in, so romantic! Fawn lilies, never heard of them, so beautiful and also romantic. Gosh, you have a wonderful, dreamy, romantic garden!
We've had a bit af rain here today, very welcome after almost a month of drought.
Bye,
enjoy your lovely garden,
thanks for sharing it with us,
I certainly enjoyed it!!!!
Marian

cmoh said...

Lovely, I love the "medow" up to your swing, I could spend hours there reading and just enjoying the scenery. Very pretty!

Kay K said...

Beautiful Pictures !!! I just bet sitting in the swing is so relaxing looking at all the beauty that surrounds you . thanks for sharing

T's Daily Treasures said...

Simply beautiful!

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~Hanna Rion

Blessings, Tammy

Ms.Daisy said...

Bella,
Would love to spend some serious book reading time on your lovely swing. Flowers are beautiful.


~Jean

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
I enjoy seeing your beautiful garden. I especially love the viburnum.The pretty teacup in the planter is a lovely idea.

Carolyn

Dayle said...

Flowers and pie. Now there are two of my favorite simple pleasures. :)

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Your photos are always so lovely Bella - I hope you don't get snow, that would be terrible!

Linda said...

What a wonderful garden you have...it's just perfectly enchanting!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's - i always love coming by to peek at your posts Bella...your photographs are so pretty! xoxo tracie