Did you ever just have one of those days when
every picture you took was blurry?
I walked around the garden yesterday to take
some pictures of what was in bloom or of interest
and when I got them uploaded about all of them
were blurry. I was so frustrated. Some days my
glasses and the camera lens just do not line up I
But since I was having one of my rough days
when the Fybro was getting to me and my energy was
low I just said “ this will have to do”.
So these are not going to be the best pictures for
Fertilizer Friday. Sorry Tootsie Girl, I will try harder
So everyone join in with us
and our wonderful hostess Tootsie from Tootsie Time
and “Flaunt Those Flowers”.
I noticed that the spiders are busy in the flower beds.
Miss Fairy needs to clean her wings.
The Alba Bleeding Hearts are still in bloom.
Since this was my first Spring with them in bloom
I am really surprised at how long they keep their blooms.
The berry vines along the woods are starting to
There are little peaches growing now on the old
peach tree in the back yard.
The oak leaves are getting bigger and those old fuzzy
blooms are laying all over everything in the yard.
They are messy things and I always come back to
the house with at least one of them in my hair.
The clematis vines are getting some big buds on them
now and will be blooming soon. This “Silver Moon” is
full of buds this year and usually does not bloom until the
last of May or first of June. Everything is early this spring
because of the little heat wave we had the first of April.
Likewise the rose bushes are full of buds also and will
be blooming earlier before their June blooming season.
I love the maroon leaves that comes with the new growth
of the “Crimson Bouquet” rose.
My red Rhododendron buds are getting ready
to burst open.I think it is pretty in this bud stage too.
And the Capistrano blooms are fading away.
The first of the Dame’s Rockets phlox are also
starting to bloom. Though some call them weeds
I welcome these volunteer blooms in my garden beds.
They are a native wild flower here and I think they are
beautiful. They will keep blooming down the stems as I
dead head them through the early summer.
The new Pasque Red Clock is happy in its new home
in the bed at the front porch.
The Diana Clare Plumonaria is getting her long graceful
leaves now and is so loaded with blooms. This plant has
been well worth her cost and I am glad I got it.
The Honey Locust trees around the garage in the woods
are starting to get their plumes of white blooms.
The bees and butterflies will be swarming to them
and a wonderful fragrance will fill the yard to take the
place of the lilacs.
The new Ornamental Strawberry plant has its first bloom
and seems to like the sunshine on the garage banking
near the middle bed side of the yard.
The new Pansies I added to last years pansies in the
window boxes are looking very blue.
I love the blues so seeds will have to be saved from
these two pansies.
I tried several times to get a close up of this tiny Hummingbird Moth that was sampling the creeping phlox but it kept well
away from me.
Stella de Oro lily has gotten her first bloom.
Happy Fertilizer Friday and
Happy Gardening Everyone !