This is the time of year I do get fairly excited. It’s the time of year that even my illness has a hard time keeping me down. I do have to be wary of neighbors fertilizing and ‘pesticiding’ and fabric ‘softenerizing’ but I love being outside, I love growing things, and I love my tiny roses. I saved them from certain death a couple of years ago from the local grocery. Valentines Day was over and nobody received these lovely’s as a gift so these were drying out and marked down to .99 and 1.99. I bought 4. #3 is a mini yellow barely budding and #4 had a hard winter but survived, these two will be featured at a later date. They are fighters and I know they will put out some beautiful flower soon. These guys however, loved the oak tree leaf mulch that I left on until just about 10 days ago. They are amazing.
I also inherited a “Red Hot Poker” from my Aunt Dorothy. You can literally watch this thing grow.
I am so sad that I sold my Rebel XT and never replaced. I am forced to use the tag-along family Kodak. So, here are the pics of my beauties. I am also throwing in a few pics of my veggie garden which is an in-progress project.
My yellow miniature is barely budding so it will come later. Check out the Red Hot Poker – 1st pic is April 29 2nd is April 30 3rd Pic was taken a few minutes ago 5-4-14. That is some serious growth.
My azalea made it through a hard winter too and rewarded us nicely. Along with the first blooming of the Red Dogwood I planted last spring.
And lastly, my veggie garden in progress and a sneak peek at my Robin babies. Didn’t want to disturb them or freak mom who was yelling at me from the fence, but I had to snap a quick one.