Friday, May 8, 2009

Azaleas and Herbs

Our azaleas along the east side of the house are blooming, the ones out front are not. I hope we don't miss them completely! We are going to Italy for the next 2 1/2 weeks, and I'm hoping to see some wonderful spring gardents while we are there.

We have a lot of sunflowers growing...we'll thin these out and move the biggest ones to the spots where we really want them to grow.

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They've even reseeded along the edge of the sidewalk in front of the azaleas!

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This azalea didn't do so well this winter. After it's done blooming we'll cut it back.

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This is one of our Hardy Mums from last fall. I finally stopped being lazy and actually put four of them in the ground!

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I potted up the herbs: parsley, basil, thyme and cilantro.

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This strawberry crawled out of the strawberry pot last summer...

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See you in a couple of weeks!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Thanks, Mom! and Tulips

Mom helped me identify that shrub with the red flowers down below - we are pretty sure it is a Flowering Quince. I think it is either a Japanese Dwarf variety or "Texas Scarlet." I will try and take better care of it, and stop trying to rip it out. :-)

We have tulips!

I planted tulips and daffodils and hyacinths around the east side of our house a couple of years ago, and finally evened things out last Fall by adding bulbs around the west side of our front bed. I loved the color this spring! The pictures don't really do it justice, but I think you'll get the picture.

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