Thursday, March 31, 2011

Beauty in Blooms

redbud tree

white lilacs out growing and out showing
the french purple lilac

pond plants coming alive

wood violets

rose champion coming on strong
under the pine tree - their favorite place

Mom's new star magnolia

tiger lilies coming along very very well

march rose
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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lilacs & Work

The Lilacs Are Blooming

our old fashioned lilacs
lavender perfection and awesome perfume

trip to our local TSC
got a new little rake,
chicken feeder for hens & chicks,
galvanized tub for little pond

wild cat sunning himself

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.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blooming Thursday

More & More Blooms

bridal wreath by the pond

Aunt Mary's bush
smells so good

tulip magnolia & star magnolia
in the garden

jane magnolias roadside at the front of the garden

big tulip magnolia at the corner of house

This big tulip magnolia is in full bloom. When coming home and rounding the last corner this bush can be seen and it is magnificent.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Is Here

What a gorgeous weekend we had, lots of sun and in the high 70s. It can't get much better than this.

Mom's camellia

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.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Happy 76th Birthday Mom

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!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Spring is Getting Closer & Closer

Bella riding her new toy lion
this summer we will be chasing her I'm sure

Louisiana Iris - Window Shopping
new from the lawn & garden show this past weekend
got 2 and these will go into the little pond

miniature roses for my office

star magnolia is budding in the garden

if the frost stays away it should be in full bloom soon

We've had lots of rain and cooler temps this past weekend but supposed to warm back up and more rain this coming week. I'm more than ready for the warm spring air to move in and stay here.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Spring Is Right Around Our Corner

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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cross Stitch Finish

AJ the Airplane

for LDI
by The Stitchworks
14 ct White Aida, DMC Floss