Category Archives: our garden

my favorite time in the garden

Spring. What’s not to love?! Star Magnolia Spring Beauties in the green grass. Daffodils in the sun. Grape Hyacinths coming up in the most unlikely places. Bloodroot in the woods. The whitest of white flowers. And Bleeding Hearts, of course. I was six or seven years old the first time I saw Bleeding Hearts. I […]

spring is advancing

Just a quick note. I’ve had a bad cough this week that wears me out. But I am doing what I can. I don’t want to be left behind with spring to enjoy. The yard is full of daffodils and other plants are popping up. The Poet’s daffodils are later than most and the first […]

thank you, God, for spring

January and February are the hardest months of the year for me. Dark and cold. Depressing. March and April always save me. The way the garden greens and the flowers pop up and extra light brightens the days as the sun gets closer and the days get longer…surely everyone feels it to some degree. During […]

spring garden

The garden is bursting into yellow patches of daffodils along with other garden goodies. Today we got outside to get a close up look. ‘Tete-a-Tete’ is a miniature daffodil. It only grows six to eight inches tall. The blossoms are about an inch wide. Hosta ‘Invincible’ is always the first one up in our garden, […]

spring is in my backyard

DH found these in the back yard yesterday. I am so happy to see them! So refreshing to see the beautiful colors of crocus blooms. In the evening, Middle Daughter and I caught up on several episodes of Top Chef. A friend gave us ten pounds of pecans, so while I watched, I picked pecan […]

peak of the daylily season

We have been enjoying the daylily blooms for the past month or so. This week they are at peak bloom. We have more than 400 varieties in the garden. It is a sea of color. ‘Chicago Blackout’ ‘Egyptian Ibis’ ‘South Seas’ ‘Allen Wild’ ‘Picture Pretty’ FYI, for those in the local area, we are planning […]

proof of spring

Yesterday DH went out into the yard armed with my camera and took some pictures of spring. It’s really here. Thank you, God, for springtime. For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove […]

in our yard this morning

…with daffodils coming up behind them… The Crocuses They heard the South wind sighing A murmur of the rain; And they knew that Earth was longing To see them all again. While the snow-drops still were sleeping Beneath the silent sod; They felt their new life pulsing Within the dark, cold clod. Not a daffodil […]

a few autumn pics

Last Sunday, DH and I took an afternoon drive through the country. The first time I’ve been outside in a little while. I love the change fall brings to the woods, the leaves, the roadside grasses and plants, even the smell of the air. The trees at the country cemetery were beautiful. Hickories and oaks. […]

spring is back…and so am i

With the arrival of spring, I think it’s time to get back to posting. Thanks to those who have asked how I’m feeling and to those who let me know they’ve missed my posts. I appreciate hearing from you! Here are a few pictures from the yard. Spring…the pics may be the same each year, […]