Monday, May 16, 2011

Finally a little spring

We've had some beautiful spring weather the last few days.  Yesterday and today is wet and will probably be wet the rest of this week, but last week was so nice and warm with many sunny days.  It makes the wet days tolerable.  I noticed that the new little apple trees are beginning to leaf out finally.  I was afraid for them after such a hard winter, but they are coming along.

The day before Mother's Day, our local fire dept auxillary had its annual plant sale.  We bought some wet-loving plants to put in down at then end of the driveway.  It is always wet there, but the water seems to flow right through and in the dryer season will be dry, so we picked up some more day lilies...

These are "Kwanzaa Double Day lilies.  They will probably not bloom this year... or maybe they will.  The other day lilies that we had there already have bloomed very well for the past few years.  We also got some iris...
The Siberian Iris

larger Purple Iris...
and we also transplanted our German Bearded Iris which had multiplied well, but did not do well where we had it planted because of slug attacks.

These should look pretty all together there.  It will be nice if they all fill in that wet spot.  Mr. D also went back on that Monday and asked if they had any left-over plants.  He wanted to get me another Peony.  So the lady who helps run the plant sale went to her own garden and gave him a little Rose Peony...
Of course none of these pictures are my flowers... mine look more like orphan green stems and leaves right now, but we are hopeful that they will fill in and look nice next year. 

Mr. D was able to use the Blazer to pull out all the small trees that were growing on the road-side of the rock wall over to the neighbors driveway, so now our driveway entrance looks more manicured.  I'll take some pictures when the sun comes back out so you can see the progress.

I just love to get my hands into the dirt.  Thank the Lord we have summer... makes all the long winter tolerable.

Hope you are all having a good week.


  1. Amen! Without the warmth of spring & summer I would curl up & die :-) Those flowers are beautiful. I hope your new ones are successful growers & bloomers!

  2. So happy to see a new post from you! I am so hopeless with plants, but I do love flowers and vegetables and somehow most of the perennials we have do fairly well. I got chives from my dad's garden last year and they are thriving!

  3. Thank you for visiting, ladies. I know it's been a long time since my last post. It's so nice to get visitors.

    Mrs. T, I only plant flowers that need little tending 'cause in the summer the majority of my time is spent in the veggie garden. I can't have flowers that take too much time. Our enemy here on this new land is slugs. I've never had so many of them... all summer long. I saved a bunch of egg shells to put around the plants this year. Hope that will help. Not everything I plant survives, but most of the perennials come back eventually. It's fun to see what will and what won't grow.

    Mmmmm summer. Just love it!

  4. What lovely, cheerful flowers you have!! :) I am SO thankful it is finally warm (well,ok, we're in a cold snap right now - but it will get warm again soon!). We made it thru another winter though - I'm SO ready for "summer"!!