Friday, April 15, 2011

Fertilize Friday 4/15/11

I'm taking part in Fertilize Friday hosted by Tootsie. She always has lots of followers and lots of great ideas on gardening among other things. Check her out.. you won't be disappointed.

My yard is in need of lots of Spring cleanup. Last Sunday was a good day, but we got busy and I didn't spend any time in the garden. I'm sure it won't go away... I'll catch it another time. Lots of leaves to clean up and twigs to be picked up.

These pretties look like little starlights. Don't remember the name, but they're planted up front by the daffodils.

The tulips are on their way. Should have some color in a couple of weeks.

Love the crocuses. They looked better last week, but I did catch their color. See what I mean about lots of leaves :)

I want to do something with this side of the house this year. These two burning bushes are doing well. MM bricked out the bed last year. It now needs lots of fill and some little plantings. I think it is the southeast or southwest side. It has lots of shade and there's lots of moss in the grass. I'll have to give this more thought.

These little starlight things are popping up in the grass in the backyard. Just kind of scattered all around.

The Neon Sedum is coming up nicely. If I remember correctly they got eaten by either deer or bunnies. I'll have to get out there early and give them some protection.

Coreopsis is making an early start.

Daylilies are looking good. Don't look at the dried up leaves lol

Chicks and hens look so pretty this time of year.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the hollyhock coming up. At least 3 of the 6 are making a start. Hope the others come through.

I received this potted azaela with ivy from my niece upon the recent death of my Mother. Miss you Mom :(.

A mum I got from another friend. Gotta find nice homes for these in a few weeks.

So there you have it. Definitely signs of life and lots of clean up to be done. It's supposed to rain this weekend and the next weekend is Easter. It's funny how the weekends fill up so quickly. I used to go to my Mothers after work most nights and now that time has sadly been given back to me. Maybe that will be my new gardening time.


Becki said...

Lookin good!!

Becca's Dirt said...

I know you miss your mother. Looks like things are beginning to pop there. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Tammy said...

I love spring and the plants all coming back to life. I can't wait for the tulips to start blooming. Your gardens are off to a great start.

Dani P. said...

Hi! I am so sorry for your mother! Be brave.

Your garden will be very green in no time. Love your beautiful azalea !

deb said...

So sorry to hear about your Mother.
Gardening can be very healing.
I love the little blue starlight to get surprises when things pop up unexpected.

Netty said...

Hi Judy, and thanks for visiting Netty's country life! I see that your garden is at about the same stage as mine. Spring was such a long time coming this year and I'm glad it's finally here :)

Val said...

I am so sorry to read about your Mother. I am sure that you miss her. I lost my Granny a year ago this month and my heart aches to see her so I can only imagine what you feel. I can't wait to see your yard as you get lots more color as the warm weather comes. We are having storms tonight. I dread it. It suppose to be hard rain. Glad I got my pics before it came. Thanks for visiting me and I hope to spend some time on your blog tonight.

Lona said...

Hi Judi. My your garden is starting to grow well with so many plants starting to come up. I always feel better when the plants start growing again in the spring after a long winter.Your azalea is gorgeous.The Starlights are such a pretty blue. ave a wonderful weekend!

Beth said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your garden is coming along. I think your little bluish/lavender flowers are chinodoxa "glory of the snow" but I'm not 100% sure. They really are pretty and it looks like they like to self-sow!
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother, Judi.
Blessings, Beth

One said...

Hi! See lots of signs of hope and beauty coming up. Take care.

Mel_Cole said...

Lovely new shoots and loved your forget me nots ;) My Fertilizer Friday Hope you can visit mine too.

p3chandan said...

Lovely signs of beautiful things to come! Looking forward to your next post about their beautiful blooms!

Anonymous said...

Everything is coming up so well. I never heard of Starlights. They sure are pretty.

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Looks like spring has started to arrive at your place...yay...lots of shade screams for the need of hostas to me...or it could just be I am watching for a good hostas planting area in my own yard :)

Thank you so much for your kind words and stopping by to visit my blog earlier this week.
Blessings Kelsie

Ami said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog recently. Your garden is filled with sign of lifes. Very soon, you will have a colorful garden. Your words about your mom made my eyes watering. I am sure when you use your new gardening time, you will think of your mom, and feel your mom is with you.

Jessica said...

I just love to see new growth and suprises in a gives me such hope. Enjoy your garden, it's lovely. Thank you so much for your visit.

J. =)

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Fertilize Friday?? Hadn't heard of it ~ but all these pics make me want to get a few more things going in the pots!! We're in southeast Virginia, so we've had lots of things blooming since end of Febr., but now is the time for MORE! :-)