So I got up this AM and walked out in my PJs and saw the orchid lily. I had to run back in and get the camera...the blooms don't last long! I ended up strolling the yard with my camera. Hope you enjoy...
Hope this comes out ok. I just get a good belly laugh at myself trying to post pics on here. No telling what will show up when I hit the "ok" button! Ya'll have a great day! And get in that dirt! Trish P.S. Don't know why the captions didn't show up but those are cicada on the tree. They are everywhere! They come out every 13 yrs.
Some of you may have read my blog about my mom's backdoor rosebush. I rooted a piece about 3 yrs ago after she died. Well, here is a picture of it in all it's glory! It does seem to be blooming a little early b/c it always bloomed at her house around Mother's Day. I always wore a rose cut from this bush to church on that Sunday.
I have had such a wonderful time over the last week! I had a few days off and I have so enjoyed being outside. I've been knee deep in dirt and loved every minute! Planting seeds, transplanting a few things, monitoring my veggie garden, watching the birds...oh glory!! It's been great. Then over the weekend I had all my children and grands here. We ate bbq, played ball etc. It's funny. .I always wanted a screened porch. When we bought this house one came with it. Then I decided no, I need a patio. So we put one in. I chuckled to myself yesterday watching my brood. We were all sitting in the backyard in the grass. All these neat little "sitting spots" I've worked on and here we were in the grass! Well, who cares? We were all together having a ball. God is good. Porch or no porch! Ya'll have a great day! And get in that dirt! Trish
OK. I KNOW there are easier ways to post photos on a blog than what I just attempted to do! Here are 4 more pics but I'm exhausted now! I can't figure out how to put them at the end of my blog and also, how to do more than one at a time. Oh well, anyway...here they are. Hope ya'll are having a great gardening day! If not...Get in that dirt!!! Trish And how do you make the pics larger? This is so frustrating! Probably why I so rarely post pictures. Grrr!
It's in! The garden is finally in! Purple hull peas, butterbeans,tomatoes,peppers, squash, cucumbers, radishes, melon, strawberries, pole beans, herbs, okra and corn. I tossed a few sunflower seeds in along with some marigold seeds. I put in a few raised beds this year just to experiment. As usual, there are already a few things I wish I had done differently, but isn't that what "next Spring" is always for? Seems like I worked harder this year getting this done, but since my garden last year didn't do diddlesquat, so hopefully that means this one will go better.
The gate hubby put at the entrance to the garden is one I have been wanting forever. It looks just like the one at my childhood home and we found it at a huge antique place. I was thrilled! Sunbury, the seeds you sent me get planted today...right next to the garden. I'm putting zinnias and coneflowers in that bed. The butterflies are trembling with excitement! I just know it! Now I will try to add some pictures on here...wish me luck.
Announcement: At 6:33 pm yesterday, April 8th, my first hummer of the season arrived. He had a brand new, sparkling in the sun, feeder to dine from. Well, in all honesty he came by the evening before while I was "porch setting". My feeder had broken over the winter and had not been replaced. But I was amazed how he swooped in from nowhere and zoomed right up to the very spot where my feeder always hangs. How on earth do they know to come back to the exact same place after a trip to Mexico? And without GPS! Of course the next day I rushed to Lowes to purchase the best feeder I could find as my guilty conscience was killing me! Hence, the new, sparkling feeder! I've missed you old buddy. Come back again and bring your friends! And you GGs, have a nice day...and get in that dirt!!! Trish
When I was growing up, we had this red rose bush by the back door. There was nothing about this bush that was pretty except it's perserverance. It was tall and scraggly due to not enough sun, but it always managed to cough up a few blooms around Mother's day. Mama always picked one for me to wear to church. She would wear one too until her mama died, and then she wore a white one. It was not until my mama died that I realized how much I loved that bush. So flimsy looking but so strong..so faithful to produce. Well, when we sold Mama's place 3 years ago, I took a piece of this beloved plant to try to root. By then it was just this one long stem almost hidden by the huge sasanqua in front of it. I brought my little stem home and blessed it with prayers and rooting hormone. And yay! It rooted! As I walked by it today, I was thinking of Mama and how much she loved Spring and the flowers (even though she obviously didn't know her poor rose bush needed more sun). Today that little cutting has grown into aclimbing bush that is taller than me. And guess how many buds I just counted on it...119!!! give or take a few. Hallelujah!! And I know Mama will be smiling on Mother's Day. Thank you Lord for the sweet memories that go along with our plants. Ya'll have a great day! And get in that dirt! Trish