A Garden Theme



A bit of a theme has appeared in the garden this year..


My wildflower garden was suddenly a sea of yellow and purple. 

A bit of an unusual color combination, but I didn’t mind it!

The Allium bulbs that were planted last fall had sprouted up as fluffy purple spheres. 
And the lone foxglove from last spring had certainly multiplied.







It’s interesting to watch what color themes emerge from the garden. It’s always changing.

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A March Winter


It was a winter that was much colder than recent yeas had been. 

The flowers that begun to spring up in January of last year were nowhere in sight until March.

The cold continued, and it snowed more times in March than it had for the entire winter.















On the second day of spring, as I watched the snow covered the flowers, I began to forget what warm days felt like.  But now the snow has finally melted, and the cold has begun to fade away..  Winter might be nearly over.

Snow Garden


The snow that fell in December, quickly covered the ground and all the plants with a fluffy white coating. 

Even the dead remains of flower stalks that I never got around to ripping out of the ground. 

They’ve sat there for months, taunting me with their ugly selves, a reminder of yet another thing I need to do that there never seems to be any time for. A reminder of a once pretty garden, now covered in overgrown dead brown stalks. 


But today the dead flowers looked kind of pretty, as the snow clung to their dried husks.








The garden isn’t so bad in the winter, especially when there’s snow around.

An Evening in my Mom’s Garden

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My Mom’s house is surrounded with spectacular gardens that she has been working on for the past twenty something years. I never really planned on having a big garden myself, but every year I find myself planing more and more flowers. I can see now where I inherited my love of gardens from!

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The back yard is home to a lush shade garden. But even further back, down past the pebble path, the tree house I used to play in can be spotted beneath the giant maple tree.

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Following the curvy grass path brings you to the front yard and a pond that’s loaded with water plants.

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Tulips and a Bee

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I’ve grown to really like Tulips. They never were one of my top favorite flowers, but I like that they seem to stay in bloom longer than any of my other bulbs, which bloom for a couple days and then turn into what looks like an old brown tissue. This fall I am going to plant an absurd amount of them and watch my yard explode with tulips when the spring comes.

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This pointy white one must have came in the variety pack I bought, even though the picture didn’t show any like this. I’ve never seen a pointy leaf tulip before. I hope he comes back next year.

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(Not a tulip, I just liked how this other plant looked!)

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Another reason tulips are good:  Their leaves fall off one by one while they’re still colorful, and never once look like a dried brown tissue.

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I saw this bee hanging out while I was taking tulip pictures. It’s rare to see an actual honey bee these days!

Flower Explosion

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I am always amazed at how quickly winter turns into spring. How one day you see some green poking up through the dirt, and then barely a week later. Flowers everywhere.

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This Hummingbird Moth loved the flowers!

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And just as quickly as they bloomed, the flowers faded away. Not to be seen again for another year.  I love these flowers that fill the front garden with giant splotches pf color. I just wish the blooms stayed longer.