Monday, April 14, 2014


Wow, what a great week we had last week and this weekend. We had 81F degrees yesterday. A little windy, but hey I will take the warm weather any way I can get it. We have a big drop in the temps tonight with some snow flurries but it is good to know it will not last much longer {I hope} and those warm days will come to stay soon.
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My daughter and I got in another walk to our favorite area near our home. It was just the right temps to walk and get out in nature.

The ice formations are now melted and the falls are full of water from the ice melts and spring rains. The rushing waters sound and look so beautiful.

I feel blessed to live in this area of Ohio where  there are such beautiful rock formations that were created by moving ice glaciers back millions of years ago.

There is always something new to see along the trails in spring.

The yellow Coltfoot’s are just starting to bloom along the trail.

The daffodils are blooming and the trees are getting little green leaves over night it seems from those warm nights.


The Primroses are starting to bloom and there are signs of Astilbe Brunnera, and Ferns coming up in the shady beds.

An inspection of my roses  was not good  and it looks like a few are dead and some are coming up from the base of the canes so I am wondering how many roses I will have now that have reverted back to Dr. Huey grafts and leave me with a few red rose bushes instead.

Last year the weather got to my Double Delight rose and it bloomed a Dr. Huey red Rose_DrHuey2
so how many will look like this when they bloom? I hate the thoughts of losing them but I do have a few bought to take their place if it happens.
Then the reverted ones will be moved to the Woodland bed. I  just do not have the heart to throw them away it seems.

I hope everyone is having fun out in the gardens again. I know I have been and it makes those memories of the ‘never ending’ winter we had fade away.
Everyone have a great week and …

Happy Gardening,



Balisha said...

I think my Knockout roses are dead. I probably won't buy any other roses. They are just a bit too fussy for me...they don't do well in extreme climates and according to everything I hear...our winters will be colder due to climate change. They also are loved by Japanese beetles. Just when they are beautiful the beetles appear. I don't know what to put in as a replacement.
Your area is so pretty....I remember pictures from the walks you and your daughter took.
Have a wonderful Easter....Balisha

Serenity Cove said...

It was a glorious weekend! Not looking forward to tomorrow but hopefully it won't last long. Is that waterfall at Hocking Hills? It's very pretty!
Would like to head down there sometime.
Happy Spring!

Patsy said...

I so hope you do not lose any of your beautiful roses.
My peace rose last year looked sick and it lost a lot of canes this year. So maybe it will come back it is 5 years old.

VW said...

Wow, those waterfalls and rocks are glorious! What a treat to have them nearby. Happy spring!

RobinL said...

I guess it makes sense that our spring experience is practically identical. We have all the same things in bloom, and lots of pitiful roses. There are three that look totally dead here, and several more that could revert back to rootstock. We shall see, right? It was indeed a glorious weekend, and the cold tomorrow is just a little hiccup. But it broke my heart to see all the magnolias in bloom today that will soon be mush.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Lona ~ What a lovely walk. Your temperature and ours down here in s.e. FL were about the same yesterday. Amazing. Although, there is no threat of snow flurries happening here.

Your blooms are lovely and I really like Dr. Huey, but sorry you've lost some favorite roses.

Have a lovely Easter ~ FlowerLady

Joe Todd said...

Great post and photos Lona.. I'm not enjoying the snow today...

Nadezda said...

Hi, Lona!
How nice is spring in Ohio! Lovely waterfall, the water is bluish-green. My roses are mid-alive or mid-dead, what is better to say? I pruned them till green stems, they are very short. I hope yours will grow and nothing happened!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

We went back to winter for a bit. :-( Love your area's rocks. The stone bridge is very nice too. Spring is still coming for us. Glad you're getting out into the garden.

Kalantikan said...

Hi Lona, what wonderful finds! I most specially love waterfalls, you got the best area, and those mushrooms look like ornamentals. I love these walks, but definitely ours is not as lovely as yours.

sweetbay said...

You live close to a really beautiful wild area!