Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Back to the garden!

It has been a while since I posted, but mostly that is because we have been in the garden, and so, without further ado, here are a few more pictures!

Beautiful Shade Hosta Garden-Photo by Alex Clark

Tiny white bloom closeup-Photo by Alex Clark

 Redbud blooms up close-Photo by Alex Clark



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rainy day wednesday!

Here are some flowers from the mother's day table to cheer you up on a rainy wednesday!

Lily of the Valley and clematis. Photo by oystergirl!

Pinks and miniature daffodils. Photo by oystergirl!

Yellow tree peony. Photo by oystergirl!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

happy mothers day!

More flowers for a windy mothers day!

Redbud in full spring bloom. Photo by oystergirl!

Variegated Hosta. Photo by oystergirl!

Purple columbine against daylily foliage. Photo by oystergirl!

Weeping cherry closeup. Photo by oystergirl!


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's to my wonderful Mom and her Mom before her! Happy Mother's Day to all the great moms out there--past, present and future! Enjoy your day!

Vibrant orange azalea. Photo by oystergirl!

Delicate white bells and hosta. Photo by oystergirl!

Frilly purple wave petunia. Photo by oystergirl!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Friday!

Enjoy your Mother's Day Weekend! If you want to get out into the garden, do it now, because rain is on the way!

Early purple rhododendron. Photo by oystergirl!

Gazing ball in early spring. Photo by Christina C!

Red English primrose in a sea of cherry blossom petals. Photo by oystergirl!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy hump day!

Fairie in the garden. Photo by Christina C!

Bicolor daffodil close up. Photo by Christina C!

Mushrooms and mums. Photo by oystergirl!

More from my mother's garden on this beautiful sunny sping day! Enjoy!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Windy tuesday!

Today was too windy to work in the garden, so I guess we will just share some pictures and wish we could be outside working the soil! Enjoy!

Lovely spring light pink crab apple blossoms. Photo by oystergirl!

Delicate fuscia tulips up close. Photo by oystergirl!

Early yellow rhododendron sprinkled with cherry blossom petals. Photo by oystergirl!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Finally some good soaking rain!

Happy Monday! Yesterday I transplanted 12 dwarf cedars, 16 stella doro day lilies, 12 dwarf astillbe and countless ajuga all donated with love by my mother. As I dug in the dirt, my daughter Christina was busy snapping pictures, so here are a few to share with you on this rainy Monday! Enjoy!

Snowball bush close up. Photo by Christina C!

Forest of blue ajuga. Photo by Christina C!

 Simple White Viburnum that my mom still wants to know the name of! Photo by Christina C!



Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday in the garden!

It's a beautiful warm day and so we will be doing some gardening. My mother is giving me some miniature cedar bushes and I am planting them in the front border. So, while I am out doing that, please enjoy these pictures of spring!
Pine needle spray. Photo by Christina C!

Stone heart and flowers. Photo by Christina C!

Dark interior tulip. Photo by Christina C!

Now go enjoy the fresh air!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Finally a nice day!

These photos were taken by my daughter Christina and I thought I would share because they are so very beautiful! Enjoy!

Purple creeping phlox carpet. Photo by Christina C.

Conche Shell on weathered deck. Photo by Christina C.

New maple growth. Photo by Christina C.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another walk around the garden!

Yesterday the sun finally came out and we made a trip around the garden.  Some of the flowers had been damaged by the rain, but many more were just coming into bloom. It's a joyous time of year!
 Sweet smelling white viburnum blossoms. Photo by oystergirl!

 Frilly yellow daffodils. Photo by oystergirl!

Miniature blue iris. Photo by oystergirl!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Flowers on a rainy day!

Today, its rainy and awful out, but the flowers need water to grow and bloom! Some beauties from the garden to brighten your day!

 Grandma Jane's Garden mid summer! Photo by oystergirl!

Gazebo and hosta garden. Photo by oystergirl!

Reflecting ball and planter by the pool. Photo by oystergirl!



Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Looks like we have a beautiful weekend in store for us! Great time to get out in the garden. Will be transplanting some miniature blue cedars that my momma is giving me. She pulled them out to replace them with boxwoods and as with everything in the garden, we recycle...

Before it's too late, wanted to share photos of this year's Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. It fits in because, its our nations garden! Enjoy!

Jefferson Memorial encircled with Cherry Blossoms! Photo by oystergirl!

Potomac paddle boaters enjoying the blooms! Photo by oystergirl!

Sun through the blooms. Photo by oystergirl!

Cherry blossom close up. Photo by oystergirl!

Enjoy the weekend and take some time to smell the flowers!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lovely flowers on a thursday....

We had a bit of rain this morning, but it didnt dampen the flowers moods!
Bunch of narcissus daffodils. Photo by oystergirl!

Pale grape hyacinth. Photo by oystergirl!

Deep purple hyacinth. Photo by oystergirl!



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Pop Pop Spyros!!!

 Grandma Jane and Pop Pop Spyros In Adelboden Switzerland! Photo by oystergirl!

Wishing my dad a happy 81st birthday! I hope when I am his age, I am as happy, healthy and excited about life, and still traveling around the world! You wicked rock pop!!!

Now some flowers to share!
Weeping cherry blossoms. Photo by oystergirl!

Happy jonquil up close. Photo by oystergirl!

Early mini rhododendron. Photo by oystergirl!



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Whitman's Blossoming Trees....

 Close up of crabapple blooms-photo by oystergirl!

Hi! I do promise that MOST of the pictures on this blog will be from Grandma Jane's Garden, but this morning I was dropping my daughter off at school and the flowering trees were amazing! Two types of cherry and a lovely crab apple. The morning light was spectacular! Enjoy!

 What a lovely view to see when entering school in the morning! Photo by oystergirl!

Crabapple branches stretch to the sky! Photo by oystergirl!

Delicate pale pink blossoms like cotton candy! Photo by oystergirl!