Sunday, April 26, 2009

Nice Change

I guess I don't need to tell you what an amazingly warm weekend we experienced. Unseasonably warm as they say. Throughout the whole country I think??? If only I had a crystal ball and could have seen it coming. Freezing one minute and summer like with people in shorts and sandals the next. But we have to remember it's only April 26th and it can still go back to normal temperature's. Well anyways it's a nice change and this coming week will be the same. It was wonderful seeing everyone so happy ...

Aren't my little boys sweet holding hands and saying "come on lets run thru the flowers ....they won't care."

I love planting herbs and flowers together. Varying the textures....some fuzzy,round,linear with varying,gray,gold and blue all together in an interesting container.

These are mini birdbaths...Don't really think a real bird could ever fit in it to bath but there just so cute. Made by a company called Burly made in the US...gee how often do you see that??? The grass was left over from flats I seeded for Easter that were not big enough to use at the time. I may try to make little Happy Mother's Day Flags for them...I should have thought ahead and asked Rosemary to make me some.

I cheated here and just put in some plugs just to see how it looked but I'll have to find something else that's a little better rooted. I'd love to use the moss I have in my backyard that I showed in a previous post. It's so green and lush.
I didn't always love hens and chickens all that much before, but there are so many different kinds now and I am after all a foliage girl.
I know it's just lettuce but it also makes a great window box or container plant...and what else could you ask for....beautiful and edible. While your watering it you can stop and take a nibble.

Hydrangea....well what can I say???'s probably our most popular flowering shrub. I vowed last year that I was going to remove some of the ornamental grasses and plant a ton of them ~ all kinds ~but we never did. We have many of them already but I want some varieties we don't have yet...
This is our beautiful flowering quince. Last year I never got to see it in flower. George kept saying you have to go look at it.... It's gorgeous!!! I kept thinking I will when I get a chance. And when I finally did it had gone by!!! You know what they say ~ Take the time to smell the roses. Well in this case ~take time to see the flowering quince.
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!!!!


Laura said...

Hi Carole,
I've never seen a flowering quince....or maybe I have and just don't know it! You must take pictures for us! This summer weather is wonderful....and should last a day or two longer I hope! Don't work too hard!
Be well, Laura

Bleudelavande said...

Hi carole,
Your little boys are so wonderful!! I love them.Are they in your garden???.
...and the little cactus plants compositions are amazing. I love them!!!
Have a nice monday and don't work too hard!!!
Hugs Mate

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful pictures from your garden....
So nice that everything looks nice again and that the sun is shining.
Have a nice day

Kirsi said...

Beautiful pics from your garden, your little boys looks so cute.

Have a nice week!


Bonjour Madame said...

I am overwhelmed by all the gorgeous textures of the plants. They really look beautiful the way you have them combined. Thanks for making my day a little more beautiful.

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

I love all your different containers ~ I never thought of using a bird bath before, but it looks so effective ~ may have to try this! I especially love hydrangeas ~ my favourite variety is I think called Annabell and is pure white with small heads and grows to an enormous size!
You have great gardening style!
Ali x

Chrissy said...

Oh Carole...what a lovely post, I so wish I could do what you do!! I think I must have been a gardener in a past life!! All the best, Chrissy

Heather's Garden said...

I just drove down from Simsbury and it was over 90 up there! We're off to have dinner by the water 'cause it's too warm to do any heavy gardening today.

Rosemary said...

Hi Carole,
Wow, so pretty!!
Love hydrangeas, you can never have too many.
Thanks for visiting,

Laura said...

Thanks for the beautiful pics and ideas, Carole. I love growing herbs, the texture, smell, and let's not forget their use in food. I'm planning on putting in a little herb garden this year. I haven't done it in awhile and I miss having them.


Sea Angels said...

Smashing just the inspiration I need..I love your use of all the shades of green...ooh I'm of to have a play ..thankyou xxx
Hugs Lynn xx

Lilla Blanka said...


Oh lovely pictures, lots of inspiration!

Have a wonderful day!

Christelle said...

Encore une fois , les photos présentées sont sublimes et donnent envie de se perdre dans ce jardin enchanté ! One more time , these picture are beautiful and I feel like doing a "promenade " in your garden ..!

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