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Thursday, May 2, 2013

IN THE GARDEN~~Jonquils and Junk!

Let's see what's blooming at the cottage! But first, I really feel the need to vent: BLOGGER &GOOGLE, if you want us all to switch to Chrome, why not just tell us, so that we don't waste hours and days trying to figure out why we can't upload pictures to our blogs??? Ok, I feel better now!
Oh, the joys of filling up the old station wagon with flowers and fertilizer! I'll admit that I've started planting way earlier than normal, but I can't seem to help myself!
Crocuses. Always the first flowers to bloom around here, and I miss them already.
Hellebores, or more commonly called Lenten Roses. So shy, they always hang their pretty heads!
Daffodils, or Jonquils, way back in The Secret Garden. 
I don't know why, but these particular daffodils make me grin like an idiot when I see them!
The forsythia bushes are doing better and better every year. They seem to enjoy the severe pruning that I've been giving them once they've bloomed. 
Siberian Squill. Every time I would try to take a picture of them, their little heads would be all closed up. If you think that you might like an electric blue flower in your garden, Siberian Squill is for you!
Oh my goodness, I love the heck out of this vintage lawn spreader. I found it in my Mom's garage, and I plan to put a clear coat on it to preserve it. Can't you just picture white pumpkins, mums and tons of gourds in it for Fall? I can!
After several attempts, I just couldn't get this fountain/birdbath to stop leaking. I bought it at a garage sale several years ago, and it wasn't even supposed to work, but it did, and it's given us, and the birds, so much pleasure. So I pulled out the pump, which I will be using to make another fountain.......
And turned it into a planter. Along with the Asparagus Ferns, I plan to pop some Nasturtiums in there too.  Can't wait to see them tumbling over the sides. I've heard that they're edible, and I think that this is the year that I'm going to put some in a salad!
Look what I found under a cement statue. The very first ladybug of the season! With all of the rain we've had, I'm sure the mosquitoes won't be far behind. So, what's blooming in your garden?

14 comments:

ThrifterSisters said...

We also started planting way earlier than normal around here! I have two of those old spreaders. Thanks for the idea!

Erica

Mecky said...

I am still waiting to plant. Here it is May 2nd and there is sleet a few miles away. I am not too far from the Oklahoma border and we should be having nice weather, but Winter just won't give up.

My forsythias are green now, my lilacs are finally in bloom but there are only a few of them. My peonies are huge with buds but after the last snow, I don't think they will bloom this year.

Your fountain is great, Carol. Smart idea!

I love that spreader and almost bought one recently!! Lucky you!!

Have a great Thursday!!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Love that opening pic with the station wagon, carol!

Your flowers are so pretty! My tulips are blooming and I bought some things to plant which got harmed by a very cold snap, snow and hail! I should have been watching the weather more closely!

I'm trying to get into gardening here but I still feel so shy outside! Working in the yard always has meant alone time before but not anymore. I feel like I'm on a stage!! I really want a privacy fence in the back yard and when I told my husband so he said, "Why?" Uh-oh! How long have we been married??? Ha-ha!

Is the white furniture you showed yours? I would love some white outdoor furniture. All the new stuff is an ugly brownish color that i just can't stand!

Did you get my e mail about a trade/swap?

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your flowers are so pretty! Our daffs are blooming and we have some cherry blossoms. I might even get the lawn mower out this weekend! It's been a long winter. Bring on consistent spring-like temps!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am glad we get to enjoy the blooms this year, even if it is cooler! Last year my tulips bloomed for like one day in the heat and were done. The spreader will look great, can't wait to see what you do with it.

Primitive Stars said...

Oh lucky you to enjoy nice Spring weather....crappy cold still here lately......Love the flowers in bloom and your vintage goodies outside, I adore the cement kitty, looks wonderful, Francine.

Jill said...

Last year I planted some succulents on an old bird bath, it looked really cute!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Jealous~nothing is blooming, yet. The tulips are up. I think everything will bloom at once!
No snow today! Thankful! Just COLD!
Went to a couple of garage sales in the COLD! Found a few things.
Have a great weekend!
Warmly,
deb

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Previous post....Love that kitchen table, the apron, and I have a green FireKing batter bowl!
Nasturtiums are indeed edible and have a peppery taste.
Great fountain turned planter.
Our forsythia, magnolias are green, daffodils are done, trees leafing out nicely.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Loved seeing your pretty flowers and your fountain/planter! You always show us such great finds.

I had the same thing with Google back in January. First I just thought there was some kind of glitch happening. So I let it go a couple of days. Then I thought I had done something unknowingly that had changed my blog settings. Then I thought maybe it was my computer. Then I thought the heck with all of it. Then I thought to Google it to see if there was something going on. That is how I finally found out they wanted us to switch to the Chrome. Wouldn't it have been courteous of them to have just told us what we needed to do. I know it would have saved me a lot of frustration. As you can tell, it still, shall I say, ticks me off to think of it.

Annette said...

Your flowers are so pretty. our daffys are done and so is our forsythia. Am currently in the planting mode...bought a ton of flowers recently to plant. If you pinch off the little end of the "tail" on the nasturtims you can suck out the nector also...yummy.

The Bashful Nest said...

Beautiful flowers! We always think that lady bugs are good luck for you! Hope you have a great weekend.

Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

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