Where did April go? For that matter, where is May going on such a quick clip? Slow down a little bit, May. I would like to enjoy you for a while.
It’s been a very busy Spring, but in a good way. Easter came and went and was a joyous day full of life and blessing and fun.
My older son gave me these tulips which I have already planted in the garden.
My daughter and son-in-law gave me these flowers. They lasted almost two weeks.
Then I looked up and the month was gone and I still hadn’t planted many of my flowers. I’ve been collecting flowers as I see them from here, there and beyond. I seem to have a color scheme going which makes me happy. I went up to Smith’s Gardens in Taylorsville this morning and got my flower fix for the day. If you have never been to this cute little shop, you should go there sometime. So many cute garden ideas and so many beautiful flowers and they are healthy and well kept unlike the flowers you find at certain stores I will not mention, but there is flowercide going on at some stores because their flowers are dying from thirst.
Lots of lavenders with some pink thrown in.
More lavenders and a pink hydrangea with some bright yellow Asiatic lilies for spark. I am waiting for the stone mason to do our pillars before I plant around the porch.
The stone came yesterday and maybe by the weekend we will have our porch completed. Well, except for all the staining I have to do. I did get the railings stained this week and I love the color I finally picked.
Our snowball bush which came from David’s Grandmother’s garden is full of flowers ready to pop. I wish she could see it. Maybe she can.
We have had some beautiful Spring sunsets. The days go so quickly. This life is but a whisper and then, it is gone, so make the most of each day.
I bought some more fabric online this week. This is absolutely, positively the last fabric I am going to buy until Fall, or maybe not! Really, I think the website, Fabric.com is stalking me because every time I get online on certain pages there are pictures of fabric from their website luring me back to look at more.
I’ve had my eye on this fabric for quite some time and finally thought I had better get some before it’s all gone. I love it and plan to make a skirt from it.
Another view of it.
Polka dot blouse, anyone? I think that is what I will use this for.
I can’t say what I am using this for, but I have plans.
Back to flowers. I can’t not show you a few of the plants I have ready to stick in the ground.
I found this columbine at Rural King. When I went back to get another one, they were already all gone. Get it when you see it or it’s gone. At least that’s what always seems to happen to me.
Digitalis or Foxglove. This is a perennial and I think it seeds itself, so I am hoping for lots of these in the garden in the years to come.
This is a picture on a box of hollyhock roots I bought. Mom always had hollyhocks by her bedroom window. It’s an old fashion flower that looks good in a cottage garden which is what I am trying to plant.
A miniature fir tree that was just too cute to leave behind.
The lilacs came and went just like that. Poof. I barely had time to cut a bouquet to bring into the house.
I feel like I just wrote about rhubarb, but it’s been a year and we have it coming up again and I made the first pie. It didn’t last long.
I had never made a sugar cream pie, but it sounded good so I made one of those too. An older lady, in the church I went to when I was a girl, made the best sugar cream pies in town. When there was a bake sale, everyone came early in hopes of getting one of her pies. I have her recipe, but this isn’t it as she used real cream and I used evaported milk because that was all I had on hand at the time. My pie didn’t turn out half bad.
Had to stop for a few minutes. Sand being delivered for the pillars. Their cart wouldn’t raise up because their battery had died, so I had to hunt up some jumper cables. Grandkids, there’s a pile of sand in our drive right now that you would love to play in.
I will leave you with a picture of our flowering crap tree that is always beautiful. It’s flowers are all gone and David and I saw worm bags on it. He’s going to take a blow torch to them. We have silk worms everywhere. Or at least, that is what we call them. They creep me out because they show up everywhere and rise up like little snakes. Ugh. Bye.