Flower Gardening in Middle Tennessee ---
My Love of Cross Stitch, China, Crystal, Linens and My Granddaughter Isabella
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Beauty in Blooms
white lilacs out growing and out showing
the french purple lilac
pond plants coming alive
rose champion coming on strong
under the pine tree - their favorite place
Mom's new star magnolia
tiger lilies coming along very very well
appears to love it's new home
clementis' all sprouting
We've had rain most days this week but the temps are climbing back up. Can't wait for the weekend to get here. Our to do list is getting longer and longer and then Bella smiles and who thinks of the to do list - surely not us.
I took a day off last week while it was so beautiful so Mom and I could work in the garden. We made a good dent in cutting the crape myrtles and general clean up. Lots more to do and not enough pretty days. Weather is getting better once again every day this week and the weekend is supposed to be perfect. Sure hope they are right.
What a gorgeous weekend we had, lots of sun and in the high 70s. It can't get much better than this.
blooming it's heart out
both blooms are on the same bush
Mom's work - she finished cleaning out the flower
beds Saturday around the house
black gold - we ended up with a tub full
after emptying both tumblers
I got 1 bed mulched Sunday afternoon
and finished cleaning the little pond
got it refilled Sunday afternoon also
Now to just get all the flower beds around the house mulched since Mom has the leaves cleaned out and then onto the flower garden. We have also seen lots of evidence that the deer are enjoying our tender hostas just emerging. I see much more Advil in our future.
Mom's birthday was Sunday the 13th and we started celebrating the Wednesday before. Dinner out and shopping every night. More food and cake than we have eaten in a very long time. What a way to celebrate!
the old fashioned buttercups are starting to bloom
greenish/white lenten roses
mauvey/purple lenten roses
Our tree peonies are starting to leaf out and the other peonies are starting to come up. We should also be getting our new peonies the first of next month to plant. The bradford pear tree and numerous bushes in the garden are starting to bud and I can just feel the allergies coming right along with them.
Even better the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show starts today and Mom and I are going this afternoon.
She brings riches and wealth. She lives in high places where the clouds meet the earth. She is only seen during the first snow of winter. She wears pale blue like the sky and has gentle green wings like a butterfly.