Monday, May 26, 2014

Late Spring Garden

It is time for a post about my garden, which has come a long way in the last couple of years.  Here is what I started with.  And here is how it looks now.  I have put in a lot more perennials and it's filling in pretty well.

 Nothing much has begun to bloom yet, except for the azalea which already is finished, and the clematis, which is looking beautiful right now.

And a little coreopsis.

Peonies are getting ready to open, so I'm excited for that.

And my roses and hydrangeas will be blooming before too long.

I put in some zinnias this year and hope they can thrive.  Overall I'm happy with how it's coming along. 

Added some new planters by the door. 

I think I need a new doormat and maybe a few more plants in the lower part of the garden, depending how it fills in over the summer.

Happy Memorial Day to all!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Welcome Spring

I'm sure I'm not alone feeling glad that Spring is here.  Though we may get more cold and more snow, we have had a bit of warmth and some signs that Winter is nearly at an end.  My crocuses are coming up and the birds are singing, and that is enough to make me happy.  I took some photos of the nest that was built and abandoned in my front door flower basket last year.  I felt so bad for the poor mama bird, she was too afraid to come back to the nest after I disturbed her several times coming in and out of the house.  I left it out there for a couple months but she didn't come back so I brought it inside after one of the eggs disappeared.  It's hard to get a feel for how small the nest is from my pics, but it could fit in a teacup.  The eggs are very tiny.

I am not a Winter person at all, so I'll admit that the Easter decorations went up when the Christmas ones came down.  Now it's finally appropriate to show pictures.  :)

I haven't been doing any projects around the house lately, but now that Spring is here, I'm feeling nest-ish.  Today I am going to paint my kitchen island.  It could be the start of a streak.

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