Thursday, March 15, 2012

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA: Well, this is a really lovely time of year here.  The Saucer Magnolias bloomed!  They don't always.  Sometimes late frosts kill the buds.  Their blooms are always a bit "iffy".  But THIS year they were both great!
When they bloom, they are wunnerful!
An TBT says they smell good too.  Not that we notice...

Then there are the daffodils.  There are some that bloom early, some late, and some in between.   We are still seein the early ones.  There are lots of combinations of colors and centers.  The large OLD bed in the back is still doing well after 20 years!
There are newer ones too.  These white ones have lovely small pale yellow trumpets.
An THESE are similar but with  lemon yellow centers...
We like these yelleow daffodillies too.
There are even yellow on yellow ones!
The front box is about at maximum bloom,  but there are also as many white ones coming up ta bloom in a few weeks! We like the way it changes over March thru April.  Wait til ya see it then all differnt-lookin!
The hyacinths are fnally blooming.  They dont last many years though around here.   This spot had 50 planted 3 years ago.  There are only 8 left.  We guess we will have to give up on them.  They ARE pretty but TBT says he wont plant new ones every few years, when the daffodils seem ta last forever...

A few left over here, too.  But they dont bloom like they used to.  I blame the voles for findin the bulbs an eatin them.  TBT says it might be the warmer weather.  Well, I could catch voles, but I can't change the weather.
Hmm, that pale pink flower shows up better in sunlight...
The front yard shows up nice from the street.  A person walkin by said they looked real nice together...
I hafta agree.  I woudn't normally say that pink an yellow look right together, but it werks with flowers I guess.  Mebbe the differnt shapes...
And I GOTTA show the pansies from planted in 2010!  They are STILL bloomin.  TBT wonders if it is just self-seeding or if it is a mutation.  Its probly self-seeding, but it sure is NEAT that they just keep growing in this ONE container...
We gotta SPECIAL treat up on the deck today.  TBT usally buys chick-hen thighs on the bone, but they dint have anny so he got a WHOLE chicken.  WE can have the white meat today!  All cut up in small bits an NO nasty spices on it AT ALL!  AND we got enough NIP leafs that he could blender them with CREAM...    NIP PESTO!

OOOOOHHHHHH!!!!!