is here already so join us with hostess Tootsie
over at Tootsie Time and Flaunt your Flowers.
This week has flown it seems.
It might be because it has been such a beautiful
week and I have been busy outdoors soaking up
the sunshine. Believe it or not it is so dry here that
I had to give the flowers a drink of water.
It makes the sneezing season from a high pollen
count even worse than usual. We need some rain to
wash it out of the air. I do not know what happened to
the April Showers but so far they have been absent here.
Most of my tulips and daffodils have finished
blooming now and their blooms have disappeared
and fallen to the ground.
All but this later blooming red and white tulip
and its much gaudier sister of yellow and red.
Diana Clare Plumonaria is just getting prettier
every day now.
Jack Frost Brunnera is doing his beautiful self proud.
The unusual warm days have sped up the growth
of my rose bushes and a couple have buds already.
They usually do not bloom until the first of June in
my beds so some are really ahead of schedule this
Jack Frost Brunnera
Wild Violets are coming up everywhere. Some
gardeners do not like them coming up in their beds
but I think they are beautiful.
Wild Blue Violets
I went for a hike up in Conkle’s Hollow Wednesday.
It was such a beautiful and warm day thought I would
venture out and see what was blooming there in the
woods and fields.
I was not the only one enjoying the day because
there were several hikers who had the same idea.
Wild Violets of white, yellow and blue were everywhere.
Dutchman Breeches, Bluebells, white Trilliums, Golden
Ragwort, Trout Lilies and Wild Oats were blooming
up in the hollow.
The ferns were unfurling and the May Apples were
Water was coming over the falls and it was a beautiful
place to be on a warm spring day.
And needless to say I got so many pictures which I will
be posting on my other blog Nature’s Scenic View.
The vinca minor or Creeping Myrtle is blooming and
spreading down the garage banking.
The creeping Phlox that also grows on the garage banking
and around my Rose of Sharon bush is just beautiful now.
The Bumble Bees especially like the low growing flowers.
I got some more plants and roses moved this week
and made a fast run to get some pansies for the
window boxes. Fast trip, right! Did I get just pansies?
You know me better than that LOL!
An Iceberg Rose bush also appeared as if by magic in
the rose bed when I got home.
The Red Leaf Maple in the side yard is getting leaves now
along with the other trees and the woods are greening up fast.
Spring Symphony Tiarella started blooming this week.
The little 3 foot Magnolia Jane is in full bloom now.
It has about seven blooms. LOL!
I did not notice the little spider on her petal until I
downloaded the pictures so it was an added surprise.
How often are you so intent on getting a picture framed
in that you miss the small things?
Everyday now there seems to be something new
blooming and adding beauty to the garden and
the woods where the Red Bud trees and Dogwoods
are in full bloom now.
Spring is a beautiful time of the year.
Also this week I received the winning prize from Debra
in a drawing she had on one of her beautiful blog sites,
Glory, Feathers, Starlight and Roses.
I was so thrilled to get this beautiful cake stand
and tin signs. Aren’t they gorgeous?
Thanks Debra !!! I love them.
Happy Gardening Everyone and
Flaunt Those Flowers!
Until Next Time, Lona