Friday, March 23, 2012

Just gardening and relaxing...

 This morning started out on the foggy side but it has turned into a very pretty day...I went outside sort of bundled up to mow the back lawn...but by the time I had finished I was all warmed up. I had a list in my head of things to be done and I got most of them done...so now it was time for a lunch break and a visit with Don...he made us both cheese sandwiches...
 These are the tea cups that the kids made for decorations for Don's party....I think they look great all lined up on my coffee table on the back porch...
 Here's a view from the back porch...we were enjoying the birds and the nice weather...it's about 67 today...very nice!!
 The birds were splashing around in the bird bath I had just cleaned out for them...but they wouldn't cooperate...so all you get to see is the bird bath!! There is water in there...but the bath is deep and they are small...so I just put in a little...besides it's supposed to rain tomorrow and Sunday...
 My little doggie topiary is filling in...all that's left is the legs and head...
 A closeup of a stock flower...they smell so good!
 One of things on my list was to straighten out the peas...they keep attaching themselves to the snap dragons and not to the trellis...they needed my help!
 We have 3 kinds of daffodils in our yard...these are the King daffodils...they are bigger and a little more colorful than the yellow ones...I only know the name of these because when I planted the bulbs a few years ago...I wrote it down!
 The Hostas are starting to show up too! This one is usually the first one to arrive...the others are just peeking out...no leaves yet...I can't wait for them all to show up...they fill in the shaded area so nicely!
 Coral Bells are looking good too...I think I need more of these...
 We have tomatoes...yes we do!Actually...I picked 2 red ones yesterday...believe it or not...this plant was a year old in February...something weird about that...yes, indeed...I have never had a tomato plant live through the winter...but it was a strange winter and this one just seems to like this spot! There are quite a few tomatoes on here...its nice not having to wait until Summer to enjoy a home grown tomato!
I walked out here to see if the orioles needed more jelly...they arrived...or so we noticed their arrival this week...well...Cal arrived...we have only seen one male...all males are Cal...if you are a Baltimore Oriole's fan...or even a baseball fan...you'll know why! Anyway...I thought the flower beds looked pretty out here...they are starting to fill in nicely, but I have lost a few pansies...oh I see a dead one I missed when I cleaned up!
Now that I am rested...I think its time to get to my sewing...I just completed the hand stitching on a wool applique last night...I need to make it into a bag...so I better get to work!!
Until next time...enjoy your day!!!

11 comments:

Christine said...

I love the way you filled the teacups with flowers and lined them up!
Beautiful pics!
Enjoy your weekend!

Judy S. said...

Lovely flower photos, Linda. They make me wish for spring here!

Michelle said...

So beautiful! I love all of the garden arrangements.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh your yard is so gorgeous. Are those sweet peas? My favorite flower.

shez said...

whow what a beautiful garden.xx

Mary said...

Your garden is stunning and teacups are precious!

Kris said...

So gorgeous Linda!!!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

I don't know what is more amazing - your gardening skills or your photography skills. This is better than any magazine....GORGEOUS!! Sure wish you were my neighbor and would come help me plan out our yard....(Except if my yard looked like that, I'd want to plop in a chair and just look at - wouldn't be wanting to weed, water, and work in it!) ;o) Those teacups are precious!! What a great idea that was! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Olive Cooper said...

Linda. your garden is gorgeous and the pansies in the teacups are eight kinds of wonderful. bighugs, olive

Traci said...

Everything is so pretty! I'm planning to do more yard work tomorrow.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Your garden is gorgeous! Love the pansies in the teacups!
Cindy