Monday, May 9, 2011

In Bloom...

I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day. Mine was just perfect. I got to sleep in, woke to a french toast breakfast in bed, lot of sweet handmade gifts from the munchkins, worked in the yard with my 7 yr old, hubby worked all day on making me the most awesome bunny house for the deck(hubby is not a handyman, so this was truly a gift. And the bunnies had to be put outside because it turns out that I am extremely allergic to them, who knew!), went to the store with my girls, and my oldest son surprised me with a plant for my garden(I thought they were petunias, but they are actually violas). It was a very nice day.

This morning I thought I would share what is blooming in the garden so far this Spring(we are running a bit behind after such a looonnnggg winter). All these pics were taken this morning...
I hung a basket of yellow flowers on the front door, I love how it looks against the red.
Our ornamental pear trees are in their full beauty right now, full of tiny white blossoms.

I have several of these small plants and they are covered in white flowers, I have no idea what they are though! I am such a newbie when it comes to gardening, I'll admit that.
I have lots of little hitch hiker flowers through out, they came along(unknowingly) with plants that I have received from friends and church plant sales. I think it's fun to see what will sprout up.
Yet another unknown... they came from a church sale, I'm assuming they are some sort of daisy.

My poor tulips. I planted some about 4 years ago between some bushes, now the bushes have taken over and you can't see the tulips. I'll have to dig them up and move them. When is the best time to do that?
Another unknown... They are small little things that are amongst the iris.
More hitch hikers that came with some Phlox...
Flowers on the front porch...
The plant my son gave me....
I need to plant it in this pot... oh, and see the blue enamel coffer pot, that is one of the treasures I dug up from the backyard. I'm going to put some zinnia seeds in it.
And here is the after of us removing the stone(concrete) patio. We left a walkway to connect the garden to the side of the house and I used the stones to line the front bed. Now I just need to get the grass seed to grow.

Have beautiful day.



  1. hi tiff.....looks like spring has sprung all around you...i love have been very busy...your yard looks great....makes me want to get out and clean up my gardens...

  2. Everything looks so pretty and springy.
    your house and yard look great.

  3. oh your house and yard are beautiful..I believe you plant bulbs (tulip) in the fall..course I can't wait and when they are done I put them where I want them..otherwise I may forget where they were come fall.;) love all of the flowers..;) and I love that big wheel barrow and blue pot.;)

  4. Your mystery white plant is candy tuff, I love it! So glad you had a awesome Mother's Day!!

  5. Beautiful, Tiff!
    Love the yellow flowers with the red door.
    Everyone is making me feel so lazy!
    I haven't gotten anything done outside so far this year.
    Hopefully soon!

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  7. I plant tulip bulbs every fall. Where they do not come up I just dig up from other beds to fill in the bare spots in the flower bed. From what I have learned you must let the tops exposed so they will get energy from the sun for next years blooms or the bulb will die & not regrow. It has worked for me. I am not an expert just a self experimenting gardener. I love being in my rock beds. Your flowers are all so beautiful. Blessings!

  8. Beautiful photos!!! Happy Spring! :)


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