Apr 27, 2009

Come on Over!

Hello and welcome! Kick of your shoes, wiggle your toes in the grass, and come with me on a little tour of my yard.

The robins are quite bold, hopping in the grass, but they still keep a wary eye out. I think this guy knows how good he looks perched in the forsythia.

Let's move into the shade garden. Last fall, my mother-in-law gave us some pretty phlox from her garden (a lot of plant swapping goes on in my family). It seems to have transplanted quite well. We even broke off another little piece to plant further upslope, along the stone wall.

Speaking of transplants, we are lucky enough that some of my neighbor's plants have scooted across the property line. This little black cherry isn't in our yard, but it sure is close enough to enjoy.

In the sunniest part of the yard, we're growing tulips along the road - a lot of road salt gets dumped there, but they still manage to bloom. They're starting to fade now, but spent tulips have their own beauty, don't you think?

Thanks so much for coming along on the tour! Now, let's set out a blanket on the lawn and have some ice cold lemonade. We can listen to the birds sing and daydream about the strawberries ripening. Yum!

To learn more about transplanting garden plants, click here.

1 comment:

  1. I love that photo of the spent tulip!


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