25 April, 2010

Penchant for Purple Petals

Wildflowers first:

front yard ~ a sea of blue-eyed grass

blue - eyed grass close-up

wild spider wort

Cultivated Flowers:

One exception: peach in the lot ~ there used to be more, but the purple ones seem to be stronger.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

15 April, 2010

Gardening around the yard

It was the perfect day to do some yard and garden work today. A lot of weeds and wildflowers were invading the veggie patches, so today was my first day to get to them. They needed thinning out anyway, after planting them the weekend after our daugther's wedding.

I think they are looking great, now!

bush beans

bush beans


Onion being let go to seed

very cool moth

Roses! These smell fantastic. I can even smell them through the bedroom window when the wind is right.

I also re-potted some large ferns that we used in the wedding. They had become root-bound in their containers, and I just happened to have larger pots all ready for them on the front porch.

The the tulips are those I grew and babied for the wedding. There was a yellow one in each pot, as well, but they finished their blooming cycle just after the wedding, when the wind blew our last snow in! They are all done this season, but you can get a glimpse of one of the beautiful ferns, just to the left.
Tell me about your gardens this year, my friends!
Happy Spring Gardening!

08 April, 2010

What is this thing?

Please help me identify this critter. We have done a lot of nature study and camping over the past 25 years and I have never seen a winged bug like this before!

side views ~

vertical views

Virtual Toblerone to the first person with the correct answer.