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Friday, April 23, 2010

Rainy Spring Day

The salvia is starting to bloom - this one is a perennial and it will put out blooms all summer. I just deadhead as the blooms become spent. Nice, easy plant to have.
I love the dainty little bells on the Lily of the Valley. They are short-lived blooms but do well in shaded areas and spread well to make a pretty ground-cover.

I think the spirea is so pretty in the Spring and I like the way the branches seem to drape.

Here is more of my effort at planting bulbs last Fall. This allium is blooming and more are on their way.

I got the Solomon's Seal from a friend and have several little pockets of it. It's a great plant for the shade and a perennial. It too will spread.

The dainty little teardrop blossoms on it are likeable as well. The blossoms will disappear and the foliage will be a good feathery look all summer - resembles a big fern.
It's once again Fertilizer Friday over at Tootsie's so see how her greenhouse has exploded with plant material and see what everyone else is growing as well.

Friday, April 16, 2010

More Spring Blossoms

My four-year-old wisteria decided it was going to bloom - FINALLY! There aren't a ton of blossoms but there are several and I sure think they're pretty! My reward for watching and waiting for four years!

I have a crabapple that produced the most heavenly smell and absolutely beautiful blooms this Spring. It has lost them now and is all covered with green leaves.
It was a good couple of weeks though of gorgeous pink!

The pears in this part of the country have been really gorgeous - covered with white blossoms - their smell, however, is not so grand.

I love the Spring bulbs when they come up but in the Fall, I just have a hard time making myself go out and plant bulbs. Last Fall I did get some gumption and planted some new bulbs for me. Here are my huge hyacinths I planted. They have been so pretty!

I am a fan of the yellow one - I think it's a "she" - so dainty looking and so pretty!
Stop by Tootsie's to check on her greenhouse and to see what others have blooming! It's Fertilizer Friday!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring is a'poppin!

It's Fertilizer Friday over at Tootsie's today so stop by and see the beauty of Spring. It's been a'poppin here in the past week. We've had the temperature go up to 80 and the sun has been shining. Makes those buds burst forth! Tulips have a hard time in my yard because the deer love them and before they can bloom, the deer have chomped them off. Daffodils are a different story. So, I plant alot of those.
Forsythia suffers from the deer too. This is the first year that I've been able to get noticeable blooms. The deer sample it all winter but I think the bush has reached the stage that it will be successful despite the sampling during the winter.

Our weeping cherry out front is loaded and really showing off this week.

Different colors show-up in the daffodils.

The vinca has spread and has such pretty little blue blooms.