Saturday, April 30, 2011

Walking the Garden

I'm joining The Tablescaper for "Seasonal Sundays" for my walk through the garden today.

This has been one of the few really nice days this month! We've had rain, rain, rain! Of course the gardens must have liked it because they are very quickly coming alive! It's just too bad we haven't been able to enjoy them much yet. Even today it isn't all that warm. I don't think we hit 60 degrees today but I'm not complaining! The SUN was out!!!!

These are the flowers on my holly bushes just starting to open . When they are fully open the scent is heavenly. They are right by my kitchen porch.

I used to have a lot of tulips. Now I think I have a couple lone tulips that have survived the chipmunks and voles! I should really plant some this fall!

This is a type of forget-me-nots with silvery leaves . The plant looks good even after it's done blooming.

One of my favorites. The bleeding hearts. These are the old fashioned kind.

Hostas must be one of the fastest growing plants!! I swear two days ago these were nothing but little pokers out of the ground!

Another lone tulip in amongst my wonderful ground cover of sweet woodruff. It's about to bloom too. Fragrant little white flowers.

My one azalea bush! I don't know why I don't plant more of these! I did try them in the back but they never survived. This one likes it's spot in the front next to the front porch.

Ellie was quietly watching me taking pictures. I didn't see her up on her chair for the longest time.

And here's Rocky. This is his favorite spot on the deck as he can see all the way down the road and be prepared to bark at anyone taking a walk or a jog.
Hope you are having a beautiful Spring.


  1. Shirley, you have some beautiful plants! Love them all and there are some I had not seen before. Lost my forget me nots a few years ago, but like yours better.
    Hugs- Tete

  2. Hi lovely lady. I love your Beautiful Garden with all the lovely colors !!! I hope you are having a Great Weekend with your lovely family. I put my Rose Garden on today ~~~I hope you can come over and see all my Rose ~~~
    I will be putting my Tablescape on Monday some time.

  3. What lovely shots of home life! I love your garden! Great colours! The animals are too cute! Great!


  4. Gorgeous plants Shirley! I love hostas, but sadly so do all the slugs and snail around here! I have to give them a miss I'm afraid.
    i lost my bleeding hearts a couple of years ago and I really don't know why I haven't replaced them - maybe now's the time?
    Ellie is lovely, and in such a typical cat pose :o) Love Rocky's 'on guard' pose too!
    Hope you're having a great weekend - I'm off to the garden now too...
    Best wishes
    Rose H

  5. I think you have a perfectly lovely garden. I have nothing like that here, and I don't think I've ever seen a bleeding heart plant.

  6. Hi Shirley, love your shots of your flowers and bushes! Our hostas are a little further than yours and you are right, they come up FAST!!!! We have about 60 azaleas and 80 rhododendrums! Over 100 hostas. Please stop over some time and look around my blog. I think you might like it. XO, Pinky

  7. What a beautiful walk in your garden.I so enjoy seeing everything that is popping forth! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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