Tag Archives: spring 2009

i wish spring lasted longer

If you’ve read previous posts, you know spring is my favorite time of year in the garden. It’s lush and colorful and full of “new” everywhere you look. Here are some pictures from our spring garden. The fenced garden sits just north of the mulch pile. In the second picture, you can see our mountain […]

iris season is off and running

These first few irises opened their first blossoms of the season today. Siberian Iris ‘Illini Charm’ This is an old fashioned iris that we do not know the name of. We brought this iris from our previous home. Bought it in a collection of six, years ago. Probably the first irises I ever bought. But […]

spring rain

The weather has been rainy today, but it’s a slow, off and on, gentle, spring rain. Looking out the kitchen door into the back yard, things look wet, but fresh and new. Every time I walk into the kitchen, I am amazed by all the green visible through the windows. There are four windows over […]

wednesday in the yard

We spent a lot of time in the yard yesterday. DH did have some work related things to take care of, but we still had a lot of time for the garden. The weather was beautiful. Grass was a bit wet from rain the day before and during the night, but I was able to […]

sweet spring

I did manage to go outside today. Am finally feeling like I’m on the mend, though still do not feel “good.” But being outside for a while improved my state of mind, if nothing else. The Spanish bluebells were in the yard when we bought this house in 1994. There are a lot of columbine […]

spring…up close and personal

Yesterday, I spent about an hour outside. Rode the mower around the yard. Took some pictures. Watched DH plant tomatoes. Even did a little mowing, though it tired me out. I should have stayed indoors because that little jaunt set me back a bit. But I did get some pictures. The first flush of spring, […]

as i passed by

This afternoon, as I prepared to leave the house to pick up DD from school to take her to music lessons, I hoped to get into the yard to take a few pictures. I miscalculated my strength. By the time I struggled down the back steps with my laptop, DD’s guitar, her after school snacks, […]

iris season

With the first blooms of the early purple irises, I feel like iris season has officially opened. DH took these pictures this afternoon. The medium height, early purple irises came from DH’s family farm. Other than the dwarf irises, these are the first iris blooms in our yard each year. ‘Baby Blessed’ is a dwarf […]

bits from the yard

I’ve had to spend a few days with my leg up, due to some swelling, but this evening I managed to get outside for a little while. It was a beautiful day and I didn’t want to miss it. I checked the veggie garden. The radishes are getting bigger. I broadcast the lettuce seed and […]

dogwood blossoms

The dogwood trees are beginning to open their buds. We have three dogwoods ready to bloom. One is still in a tight bud, one has blossoms still cupped and and one has blossoms that have opened but haven’t turned white yet. Last year, they had no more than a few flowers. I guess the hard […]