Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Sea of Blue

Everywhere I look, I see Forget-Me-Nots. Especially in places I did not plant. But, somehow, they look as though they were planned, tucked in for perfect combinations with the other blooms...making my garden especially pretty...just love that!

They are even rampant in my vegetable beds...which I will have to pull out...soon!

Flowering trees are at their peak right now.
This Kwanzan Cherry is one of my favorite!

Star Magnolia and Purple Plum in the background

Here's the reverse view

Crabapple tree...

...and a fuzzy! :)

There are still some late blooming daffodils to enjoy.

Bright and cheerful yellow tulips...

Hellebores tend to face downward, but look how these blooms, with it's extra long stems, are more upright...much better to see and enjoy!

And, of course, along with the good...

...comes the bad and ugly! These creepy guys make my skin crawl!

Hope I didn't spoil anyone's breakfast! ;)
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Everything's Coming up Roses...

...Lenten Roses, that is!
Hellebores galore! This is a must have perennial if you don't already grow it. The blooms, literally, lasts for months!

I know Spring has sprung when the Star Magnolias are in bloom! Love their delicate faces and fragrance!

And, of course, daffodils...one can never have enough :)

No, this is NOT my yard...I wish!

Blooming forsythias are another favorite sign of Spring. Every other home...at least in my neighborhood..grows them. Golden sunlight on a stick! But do you ever take the time to notice the cool details of a single bloom...

...up close and personal?

What else is blooming in my garden?

...and more weeds...!

I do leave the wild violets and lamium to bloom for that splash of purple, then it's history! You all know how invasive they can be!
'Til next time...enjoy a beautiful week, everyone! Happy Spring!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Last Hurrah!

Anyone game for another stroll through the Philadelphia Flower Show? I did mention that I took hundreds of photos, right? Too much of a good thing, I know...but, here we go!

Love this shade of pink Andromeda

Many beautiful porch displays but this was my fave...love the sign!

For those who can grow citrus, you know what a heavenly scent these blossoms exude.

The strong color combo of these floor-als was stunning!

This statuette was quite small...I almost missed her.

I grow anemones in my garden but would love to find this particular color!

A definite highlight was this really cool display of blue-water vases, suspended on wires...such an eye-catcher!

Another highlight of the day was getting to meet my blogging friend, Ginny, and her wonderful mom, Pat! We shared many giggles at the show and a glass of wine over dinner~thanks, girls!

Sure do appreciate you stopping by! Have a wonderful Easter...get out and enjoy this beautiful weather!