Thursday, April 22, 2010

Petals and Puddle Jumping

fertilizer Friday
On Tuesday, I snuck out as the storm was rolling in to take pictures of our trees in bloom. Today, I patiently waited until the snow melted to take pictures of a few of our flowers. 

I am always amazed at how the pansies handle snow. We have dug the walk out of several feet of snow in the past, to find our pansies smiling cheerfully at us.

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The tulips continue to open around the yard. They would create a better visual display if they would all open at the same time, but I think I enjoy this slower process a little more.
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You can see that the leaves of these tulips have been nibbled on by rabbits.
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While I was busy taking pictures, my little helper decided to empty the bird bath:April 2010 339
So that he might have a puddle to splash in:April 2010 341
And because I cannot help showing you future flowers, I leave you with a picture of one of my mums:April 2010 315
Tomorrow I will have a post on frugal rabbit deterrents and on Saturday I will share some very exciting developments in my edible garden.

To see some truly lovely gardens, visit Flaunt Your Flowers Friday at Tootsie Time.


deb said...

Lovley flowers!! Puddles are such fun!!LOL

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful tulip color. Your helper is so darn cute!

Miss Debbie said...

So glad you had a helper! The ones that size are the best!

Becca's Dirt said...

I love your little helper. That's what the little boys do - splash the water. I love the way you are 'expecting the flowers'. Positive. I can see them too.

Debbie said...

Oh I love those little yellow boots! Such a pretty color for a tulip also.

Paula said...

Your flowers are wonderful! They say peace what amazing colors. Love your helper too! paula in IDah

Dirt Princess said...

Love the tulips! Nothing woring with a little help around the garden :-)

linda may said...

What a beautiful little boy you have to help you:). I so miss them at my age.
Pansys are very high on the list for good value plants aren't they.

Tootsie said...

your flowers are only out flaunted by the tiny little helper you have! what a darling!
thanks for linking in this week. I am sorry it took so long to get over here and see...I just can't seem to get to the end of the busy around here these days! I do hope you will link in again...I have enjoyed my visit!