"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

-Hans Christian Andersen

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Time in the Garden

Do you see the rhododendron through my living room window?  It's beckoning for me to come outside to see what the warm sunshine has awakened in my garden today.

I see you're demanding more and more space each year...My, my what a pushy plant you are.

But you're beautiful and I adore you.

I see you have friend here who likes to wander too.  But she likes to climb, keeping her face turned toward the sun while her roots keep cool in the shade.  So particular you are Ms. Nelly Moser.

I suppose that's why you are so close to Jacobs Ladder.

Now that I'm in the garden, I must get to work.  I think this flower bed needs two more hostas.

The ornamental grasses are emerging and there's much weeding to be done.

I didn't even notice hubby already hard at work pulling up those pesky weeds.  Do you see him over there? He blended in with the plantings.  The stealth weeder.

Looks like these areas are ready for their thick cover of mulch.  I must admit, this is my least favorite chore in the garden but it helps keep the weeds at bay and gives us a great work out.

We spent the entire weekend in the garden.  I am amazed at how fast things green up and grow up.

How lush everything has become since just last week.

The day lilies will be showing their colours soon.

Love the plum tree.  It was supposed to be a dwarf ornamental...oops.

There's a Sand Cherry next to it.  They were supposed to grow up together.  I guess the plum tree didn't realize it was supposed to be miniature.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day weekend.  I wish for you happiness, health, and many blissful hours enjoyiong your garden.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Linking to:  Show Off Your Cottage Monday Please visit Cielo's blog for more cottage goodness.


AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Vee! So nice to meet you. Your garden is so pretty! I am your newest follower. Stop by for a visit when you have a chance.

Susan and Bentley

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I love roses in all colors.....I've always loved the yellow ones because they are kind of unusual since everyone likes pink. Yours is very pretty! Enjoy your garden this spring and summer.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Visiting you from Show off Your Cottage Monday...lovely garden~ i host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you link your post! xoxo, tracie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful lush garden you have! makes me want to go plant some shrubs!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, what a beautiful garden. Makes me envious. . . You have done a great job capturing the loveliness in photos. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Shirley said...

Dear Vee, I had a wonderful time visiting your garden. It looks so peaceful and I know what you mean about spreading mulch..I'm glad my hubby does it all. Such hard work. I reward him with a extra tall glass of lemon ice tea...thanks for the nice stroll..

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a lovely tour of your garden. I have to laugh at your ornamental plum...I guess they failed to tell him he was a little guy. Every thing looks so lush. I can't wait to see it fill out as the season goes on. I'm your newest follower.

Fishtail Cottage said...

So glad you came over to link your post to Cottage Flora Thursday's so more gardeners can enjoy! You have so many Evergreens - love that! xoox, tracie

Cindy said...

Your garden is beautiful...love your photographs! Thanks so much for visiting and your sweet comments. Following you!

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Hi. I found my way here from Cottage Flora Thursdays. You have such a beautiful garden!

Paula said...

What lovely gardens you have! Thanks for sharing all these fun pix! Paula from Idaho

Judi said...

Your gardens are absolutely beautiful. You do spend a lot of time in there and it shows. Just lovely.


Hi Vee...I love your garden! I would enjoy it too, if I had one, I don't blame you! I love the tea pots, so pretty and whimsy! Thank you for the lovely and sweet comments on my darlings. Lots of hugs, nice meeting you. FABBY

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