Saturday, April 25, 2009

Gardening Inspiration

Today was a wonderful, relaxing and productive day in the flower beds. Isn't it amazing how time slips away while digging in the dirt, tending to perennials and weeding beds? My day flew by! How happy I was to gather my first bouquet of lilacs; after the frosts this Spring, I wasn't sure we would have lilacs. The bushes have only about 1/3 the normal blossoms which makes me cherish them all the more. I was afraid I wouldn't have any. The wisteria was definitely nipped. No blossoms popping out yet but also no leaves. I love wisteria blooms; they are so unusual and to me they smell like root beer! Crazy I know!

I was happy to find the first bleeding heart bloom surrounded by blue anenomes. And hiding behind them the mouse ears hosta I planted last fall is just pushing its leaves through the ground. I love Spring time and how theraputic it is to spend an afternoon working in the gardens.
Now to work a little crazy quilting in this evening to top off my day.


Queen Bee's Musings said...

Very beautiful flowers.
So glad you had a great day enjoying springtime.
Have a good evening stitching as well.

Amy said...

Isn't spring incredible?! Thanks for sharing the pictures. It's good have them for when the flowers fade!