Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lots Going On

Voodoo bulb #2 bloomed the other day. It had started to crack, so we moved it outside before the stench got too powerful!

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We have lots of little sunflowers growing where the seeds fell from last year's crop.

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The first of the tulips opened mid last week (I am a belated blogger...) and I was so excited to see them! Then the heat hit, and some of them are kind of wilty now. I'll admit, I'm glad the weather is back to normal today!

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These are new grape hyacinths I planted along the east side of the house. I like the blue and white together!

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Put this in the "what the heck is this?!" category. These little red flowers, which almost look like tulip blooms were blooming over the weekend. They are on the stems of this little shrub that I have been trying to rip out for the five years we have lived here. I have never seen it bloom before! I wonder if it was the insane heat. I don't think I'm usually out working in the beds this early, so maybe it's always bloomed, but I've never seen it. Weird!

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Our beloved strawberry patch. Sigh. I weeded and composted, and now I will patiently wait for June. Sigh.

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Mrs. Pampalone's Primrose are blooming, and looking great.

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And, we have tons of wonderful blooms on the Bleeding Heart I planted last year! I was worried they might be in too sunny of a spot, but I guess not. :-)

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Today was the day...

that we woke up to the "funk" of the voodoo bulb!

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I moved it out to the patio, and we can still smell it out there!

Daffodils and hyacinths are blooming nicely now:

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And...I found my vegetable peeler that disappeared last year! Right where Mom said it would be, in the composter. :-)

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

They are just getting more and more funky!

Voodoo bulbs are so much fun! They are just getting bigger and bigger. Very soon they will bloom!

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Very soon....

we will have icky, stinky like garbage flowers on these! :-)

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

It's April, 65 and sunny!

Ah, spring is in the air.

I don't know what this purple flowering thing is. I think it came along with a Phlox I bought at a local plant sale last year. Any ideas?



First blooming hyacinth:


Crocus in the lawn:


And, do you know what these are? When they flower, they will smell like garbage!

Can you guess?