Sunday, April 25, 2010

It's all in the details

Red tulips are not all the same, at least not from the outside.

This shows you how (un)observant I am. Just yesterday I realized that Mrs. Pampalone's tulips:


are different on the inside from the tulips I planted:


I wonder what else I am missing?!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Does this mean...

we will have blueberries this year?! I certainly hope so!


Every day we come home from work, pull in our driveway, and this is what greets me.


These little guys are on the west side of our front yard, where everything is always a little behind, I think due to lack of sun.


This color combo is my favorite right now, it's hard to capture all of it in a photo, though.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

We're rich!

Hah! But look at all the money plant / silver dollar plant. These are mixed in throughout almost all our beds, and they all started from one lone plant that must have reseeded itself from Mrs. Pampalone's gardening days.


The azaleas are starting to join the color show.


Look at all the volunteer sunflowers along the bricks! There are more throughout the front and side beds, yay!


Mrs. Pampalone's primroses are starting to bloom.


This was all seen on our way to harvest part of breakfast from our backyard.



Asparagus and eggs. A heavenly combination we learned of last spring...

Asparagus Festival

With the asparagus at the Asparagus Festival

Asparagus Festival

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Thank you, neighbors!

For growing the lilacs, and for not chopping them down. Last year our neighbors chopped down a mulberry that was next to their lilac, because the squirrels were jumping off the mulberry onto their roof, and apparently got in their attic. Thank goodness they didn't hold that against the lilac, too!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So colorful

I'm loving the color in our beds right about now.





Tulips from Carrie, therefore I will forever call these Carrie Tulips!


Mom says this is Spirea. I don't care what it's called, I love it. I love the teeny, tiny, perfect little flowers.



Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring has sprung!

I'm tired after a weekend in D.C. with Mom and Christa, but really need to get going with spring photos. So here are a few!

Plumeria, first thing that was blooming this year. This was a "tag along" in a pot of phlox I bought a couple of years ago.


We are 99.9% sure that in that glass block, with the pink flourescent plastic flowers, is St. Joseph.


Love the vibrant blue!


Our pear trees are blooming, yay!


Some new primrose I added this year, with very big flowers. (Along with Mrs. Pampelone's primrose, a columbine and two bleeding hearts I planted last year)


I spent four years trying to rip this out of the bed. Last year I didn't get out there early enough, and it bloomed, it is a Flowering Quince! So, I let it grow...