Saturday, April 13, 2013

12 of 12 (Backyard Paintbox Edition)

I stole this idea from Blobby; sue me.

Since yesterday sucked ass (rain/rain/rain, cold, windy, no sunshine) AND I was at work, I could not get photos.  Today it's still cold and windy, but the sun is out (heh heh heh).

So here is a look into my backyard paintbox - this is to give Dr. Spo and Mangina a peek at what they are missing.


weeping cherry


yellow daffodil


white daffodil
 

forsythia


bradford pear


purple hyacinth


pink & white hyacinths (for Ron's mom)


 yellow hyacinth

 

mountain laurel (PA state flower)


 white w/yellow center daffodil
(reminds me of a Cadbury cream egg)


double flower yellow daffodil


weeds (already)

All these flowers popped open this week, since we had a 2-day record heat wave.

You may be asking yourself:  why no snowdrops (already dead), or crocus (already dead), or tulips (deer and squirrels ate every damn one spouse planted!).

Have a nice weekend (baker's dozen)!



31 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers! One year, Korean squirrels ate all my bulbs. I'd rather have deer eat my flowers than those rascals. Have a nice weekend too!

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    1. thank you, dear! spouse planted most of the flowers; the trees and bushes came with the house when we purchased it (4/18/00).

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  2. Very nice pictures. You all are several weeks ahead of us in the "flower growing" department.

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    1. hi honey! good things come to those who wait; our flowers will be dead and yours will be popping open! smooches!

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    2. When Laurel's gardens are in full bloom, she puts pictures up on her blog. I'll send you a link to it at the right time.
      We have a back deck full of annuals the we winter-sowed.

      Here's a link that will give you an idea of what she does:

      http://laurelinsgarden.blogspot.com/2011/01/winter-sowing-tutorial.html

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    3. that would be nice, dear; thanks! :)

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    1. thank you, dear. see my comment to nadege above. the only problem is ACHOO! (allergies)

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  4. How could anyone NOT be inspired. Just glorious!

    (Psst: Are you going to correct your heading? I thought for a fleeting moment that you had got the latest S/M installation put up in your backyard - and I was just starting to get myself into a state of high excitement. Then I scrolled down.......)

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    1. oh sweet MFSOB, I will fix that! nope, not into s&m. :)

      smooches!

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  5. Really beautiful! Glad spring finally made it to your neck of the woods. It's here, too. I sat in the sun and read for almost 2 hours today, and I'm headed to the mountains and the Shenandoah Valley tomorrow!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. lucky you; have a nice time!

      today I took these pix, went to the gym, and ran errands with spouse. had a 2.5 hour nap, now listening to the baseball game from miami. smooches!

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  6. I've said many times I hope I die in the spring time, so there are plenty of daffodils around for the funeral. That would be splendid - I love them so !

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    1. Dr. Spo,

      Now whenever I see daffodils I will think of you. In your honor I have since planted about 100 more daffodils to welcome you next year to the second annual Bloggerpalooza. This fall I will plant more. I want our property to explode in daffodils next year for you.

      Ron
      Retired in Delaware

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    2. daffodils and I get along, in that they have no smell to aggravate my allergies. hyacinths, OTOH, ACHOO! glad you like my paintbox! smooches! :)

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  7. Anne Marie,

    Very, very nice! When I lived in Pennsylvania I never could have tulips either, the damn squirrels ate mine too. Here I have tulips and I love them! In fact I'll get out tomorrow and take some photos and post them. Lovely post!

    Ron
    Retired in Delaware

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    1. thank you, sweetie! would LOVE to see your tulips (hee hee)!

      my FIL gave todd 50 tulip bulbs before he died; todd planted them; every single one of them were eaten. the wild animals leave the daffodils and hyacinths alone, so we have them in abundance.

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  8. All plants were once weeds, you know! And your dandelions are quite beautiful, and will be again soon when they form that beautiful seed globe. You will never have to plant them either, because they self propagate so readily. My grocery store is now charging quite a bit for dandelion greens -- they are edible you know! Obviously, they were pretty enough to be selected for your "12"!

    David

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    1. they DO provide color to the paintbox, yes.

      when I was a child, the neighbor used to come over and pick all our dandelions and make wine from the plants; she was from italy.

      I leave them be to do their thing. smooches!

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  9. Janey, Goddess of HorticultureApril 14, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    I agree with David: Dandelions are not weeds; weeds are just plants that have the misfortune of being where they are not wanted. Try eating the greens for a zesty salad! Or make dandelion wine to share with your fellow bloggers!

    If you and Todd ever plant more bulbs I can suggest ways to keep those bulbs from being eaten by wildlife.

    AM, thanks for sharing your lovely photographs! To all of Anne Marie readers: I wish you a glorious and rejuvenating Spring!

    Love,
    Janey

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    1. hello, goddess of springtime & horticulture!

      some of my friends have not seen a green blade of spring yet: upstate NY, AZ, MN. that's why I did this photo treat.

      smooches! :)

      PS - your poncho is 90% completed; just working the bottom border now! :)

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  10. Do you have a backyard filled with flowers? How very nice! :)

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    1. yes I do! we planted most of the flowers after we moved here (4/18/00), the bushes and trees were already on the property.

      and this is just a taste of what is to come in may and june!

      smooches! :)

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  11. What a lovely backyard you have!!

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    1. thank you, honey! todd is the outdoors guy; my hands never touch dirt (ew). ;-)

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  12. I love seeing tulips and daffodils in bloom. Most of mine have been frozen by the late season cold snaps and snow storms.

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    1. that sux on toast, man! :(

      we were wondering if ours were ever going to bloom due to hot/cold/snow/hot/cold weather patterns. seems like things have leveled out and we have the flowers/trees in bloom.

      glad you enjoyed my paintbox; smooches! :)

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  13. OMG! That sun-burst at the bottom of the post brought back memories. I once had one exactly like it. Bought here in DE along with other beachy/nautical designs. It was long ago and they are probably still in that stairwell. The town-home is a rental now. Thanks for the spring beauties.

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    1. you are welcome, dear cajun! we bought the sunburst along with our wicker sunroom furniture 13 years ago. spring and fall is a wonderful time on the sunporch with the kitties and us.

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  14. As of this morning it's sunny out, we have daffy-dills blooming and tulips getting ready to bloom! Yay!

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    1. YAYZ! spring has finally arrived in your corner of the planet!

      my friends in MN and CO are not so lucky; they have more snow and ice. strange days indeed! :(

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