Monday, April 16, 2012

A Sunny Spring Weekend

 We had a sunny and warm [compared to lately] weekend that really has the flowers waking up.
 This is Spurge.  It can be a real aggravation sometimes but not when it opens it's beautiful chartreuse blooms.  The are so unusual and striking!
 My first rhododendron bloom opened this week.  This one is called Mrs. G.W. Leek.  It is an old variety and my favorite of the pinks.
I was able to spend several hours in the garden on both days and made some progress getting things cleaned up.  I transplanted all the volunteer foxglove that popped up in the compost pile, weeded the parking strip in front and started cleaning up the fish pond.  And I did it all in SHORT SLEEVES!
Working in the garden is therapeutic on so many levels.  When I am weeding and straightening up I go into some sort of plucking-a-weed-trance and everything else just fades into the background.  Except the sore hands of course.  8+)


laurie -magpie ethel said...

I love the feeling that you get after a good day of working in the garden as well. Fun to see what is popping up and getting everything tidy. I don't know if i have see Spurge before....great plant.

My Vintage Mending said...

Spent another weekend in the garden myself. Love to clean it up and watch it grow. THe thing about spurge is it is reliable...smiles...Renee

Into Vintage said...

Short sleeves? How can I be only an hour away and yet a world away at the same time?! I did a litte gardening as well with lots more to go.

It's the best therapy ever.

vintage grey said...

Beautiful flowers!! Wish I had a garden! Soon, though!! ;) xo Heather

Blessed Serendipity said...

Such beautiful blooms. I so enjoyed the foxgloves that grew wild in Oregon. I am so glad that you had some sun. Working in the garden is hard work but the pay off is great. Enjoy your beautiful garden.


Annette said...

Your pictures are just beautiful! Really, you should think about posting them bigger. :)
I'm happy for you that you could get outside in your short sleeves and work in the garden. I know so many people love doing it, but I find it such a dreaded chore!!! Don't hate me, lol!!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

So nice to have flowers blooming already, yours are beautiful

I just love this time of year

I have never been able to grown foxglove or poppies ?? why I have no idea anything else i put in dirt grows?