Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Day in the Dirt

Saturday was a day to play in the dirt and Sunday looks like a repeat. It was hot. 70 degrees; that is hot enough for me. Any hotter and it is too exhausting to work outside. So today was perfect. I pulled a lot of weeds and I transplanted lots of plants that I had started inside. I even put pumpkins a lemon cucumber out although I wonder if that wasn't fool hardy. I have 3 more starts inside in case the ones outside croak. As you can see in the pictures there is a lot of color going on in my garden. I try and try to pull up some of the Wood and Grape Hyacinths but they only seem to multiply more. Everything looks especially pretty when viewed from our deck.


This what I call 'a bee's view'. who doesn't like the inside of a tulip?


Corydalis; it has a rather short season, dying by mid summer, but its blooms drape so gracefully right now.


Lime green foliage at the fence line is especially striking and seems to add depth to the yard. Here is a Bleeding Heart and a Mock Orange.


Laura said...

Very nice. I just got a bleeding heart, but have yet to plant it. I love the mock orange this time of year. Im hoping for blooms this year. Its still a young plant.

No Rain said...

The view from your deck is indeed lovely. I think I'd spend most of the day there, enjoying it. Your other photos are beautiful too. Happy GTS,

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Mercedes said...

Beautiful garden of flowers! Maybe one day I will decide to become a green thumb!

I have a question for you. What grades have you taught or have you always taught Kindergarten? I am contemplating a grade change and wanted your input as a teacher. I am actually contemplating a huge jump: Kindergarten to Fifth grade.

Also~thanks for your kind words about Staisha~my little cousin.

verobirdie said...

You've got beautiful colors in your garden, and I love the bleeding heart. Mine it just coming out.