Sunday, May 15, 2022

A Few Flowers For Bloom Day

If I told you that today I planted tomatoes and peppers, tidied the roadside vegetable garden and surrounds, slipped in some Blackberry Lily and Gladiola, cleaned the water filter at the wellhead, planted eight baskets and two pots of white impatiens, mowed the paths in the ridge top garden and turned the water back on to the roadside vegetable garden, would you forgive me for not having the energy to take a lot of flower pictures for Bloom Day? Plus, it started raining.

It doesn't happen often at this elevation, but every fourth year or so, the bearded iris buds survive the spring freezes to put up a few blooms. There have been a few extra irises in bloom this year. The Barton's Cypress did not fare so well. They got major winter burn. They should be green by now.














I saw a deep blue columbine close by.














Magnolia 'Jane' is also in bloom. The flowers are just shrunken in size from the killer freeze last March. That is it for my Bloom Day. Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for more.


Friday, May 13, 2022

Lady In Waiting

We are back from Florida. The packing and purge went very smoothly. The papers were signed. The deed was done. Next comes the movers and storage and the estate sale. I took pictures and may have something for show and tell on another day about the 100 year old house my grandparents built. The Lady will have to tide you over. The return has me juggling to keep my own house in order.














The next small item to attend to is buying another house in Florida closer to her other children. By the way, Florida sucks! We would rather be on the mountaintop where bluebells and phacelia bloom.


Sunday, May 1, 2022

A Walk With Bluebells

Over in the garden next door. Click on a picture for the slide show. The one hundred year old house and garden my mama grew up in sold and is closing shortly. We have to go down to Florida to move. 

There will always be Bluebells.






















Friday, April 29, 2022

Spring In The Wild Cultivated Gardens

A walk in magic when the native stinze joins in. Click on a picture for the slide show.
















 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Fothergilla On A Different Day



 

Monday, April 25, 2022

The Fothergilla


 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Along The Primrose Path















The Bluebells have started their bloom.













In another week, it will be a carpet of Bluebells.


 

Friday, April 22, 2022

A Look Up My Driveway

It is lumpy bumpy right now. I need to rake it smooth. That last gully washer washed it good. It needs to be top dressed and lightly regraded. Over the years a lot of it has washed down the drive. It is turning into an actual gully.












Today it is spring. The air is warm. The gardens are stirring to life. The gardener is back to work. The driveway can wait for another day.