Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sunday bouquet

Today’s bouquet was made with rhododendron and ‘Goldflame’ spirea. This one went together pretty fast. I used a round crystal bowl to hold it, with floral foam taped into the bowl. I like the way it turned out. The glass votive with a few stray blossoms is courtesy of Rose Red. She likes to use […]

the garden is leaping toward summer

There is so much going on in the garden this week that I don’t know where to start. Spring lingers in the peonies and the irises. Summer beckons as the daylily scapes begin to shoot upward. The columbine are setting seed. They self sow easily. If you have a columbine plant, you’ll find new plants […]

warm enough for popsicles

The twins came by today while their daddy ran an errand. We spent the hour or so on the east porch. It was a warm day so we passed out popsicles. We talked about a lot of things…butterflies and birds and ants and beetles… …flowers and trees…and wind…and the bright warm sun… …and frogs…and ponds…and […]

bouquet of peonies

The Sunday bouquet was made up of peonies this week. Five different kinds, though it’s hard to tell from this picture. ‘Raspberry Sundae,’ ‘Sorbet,’ ‘Monsieur Jules Elie, ‘Honey Gold,’ and ‘Festiva Maxima.’ All with a very heady scent, too. DH picked them Saturday evening and the entire downstairs smelled like peonies on Sunday morning. ~~Rhonda

turtle time

Over the past few years, I have been taking pictures of the Eastern Box Turtles we have found in our yard. Last week, I found the first pair of the season. Unfortunately, one got away before I could take her picture, but I did get some pictures of the male. The turtles were on the […]