Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Photographic Study of the First 2011 Purple Iris!

These Purple Iris Bulbs were a gift years ago from a fellow gardener. I've been fortunate to have one or two blooms each year but this year there are buds coming up all over and the bulbs have multiplied ten fold! I am so fortunate!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


I love this beautiful plant! I've added two to my newest flower garden! I'm in Zone 7and I've heard other gardeners in this zone talk about how their Plumbago over-Wintered just fine! I've never had such luck. So before Fall I'll be trying to coax Mr. B into building a "SMALL" greenhouse! What do you think...will I be lucky?

Right now they are about 15 inches tall and the blooms have just begun to pop! These will bloom all summer long and up until the first frost! You can go here to learn more about this blue beauty!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thank You Mindy!

I was oh so fortunate to "Win" this beautiful belt buckle from Mindy at Primitiques 'n Poetry! I absolutely love the antique quality of the metal, the stance of the Cowboy and the idea that it came from Mindy's collection...well need I say more?

I grabbed some turquoise I'd been storing away for awhile and when I sat this beauty of a belt buckle on it...well 'nuff said...the photo says it all! Tomorrow I'll start the process of assembling my newest creation.\

Thank you Mindy! Not only did you GIFT me with a stunning buckle but you helped me find the creative spark to start making some necklaces again! with pieces I truly LOVE...this one will stay with me...sorry guys!

You can visit Mindy's blog here!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Ferns!

They start coming out one at a time as soon as the weather warms up.
Then one by one the rest come out to join the celebration of Spring!

They start out oh so tiny perhaps a couple of inches in length BUT these babies will grow to be 4 feet tall and so thick that soil beneath their mature fronds will not be visable!

Here is some helpful information if you're interested in growing this beautiful plant!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wisteria Revisited!

Remember this Wisteria bloom?

These are photos of the Wisteria blooms from 3 days ago!

This is the Wisteria yesterday!

Here are the Wisteria Blooms today! Full, billowy, wisps of rich fragrant blooms!

You can go here for Wisteria plant care information.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Moss Rose!

This little beauty is oh so sweet! It requires VERY LITTLE water (might be a good idea this summer cause we sure haven't gotten a measurable amount of rain in awhile...and it LOVES the we'll see how this little plant does in hanging baskets this year!

Here is some helpful information for this oh so vibrant and independent plant.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Singularly this lovely tiny bloom is stunningly simple in design, vibrant in color and the scent is dazzling!

But when the view finder on the camera captures the whole of the blooms they carry a powerful message for me...Spring is on it's way!

Now this lovely Lilac bush is not mine. It belongs to a neighbor of mine but I do so covet this plant. Fortunately for me it grows on a fence between our yards so I can enjoy it's simple beauty every year!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Can You See It?

I know I get very and I mean VERY excited with the appearance of each and every bud and/or bloom in the gardens BUT gosh who could possibly resist this event as it unfolds!

We'll come back later as this bud develops to it's full potential!

Friday, March 18, 2011


I'll follow these Wysteria blooms as they develope into their full beauty! Barring any hailstorms that may present themselves first.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thank You Jane for This Beautiful Gift!

My newest neato torpedo blog friend Jane created a "Follow Me" button for my blog. Such a beautiful act of kindness...but that's Jane! I love it! She told me the plant in the photo is Bells of Ireland and it reminded her of my blog!

Little does she we haven't discussed it ancestors are originally from Ireland! So kind! If you ever need a beautiful, inspirational place to land while browsing through the Land of Blog please go to her blog...The Hole in the Ceiling!

As with most bloggers, we think of our blogs as an outlet for our talents, a living journal willingly shared and unknowingly we actually more often than not provide inspiration and solice to others...we have and are living life...such is the Land of Blog and it's members!

Again Dearest Jane...THANK YOU! When I look at this beautiful photo I will immediately think of you!