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!


Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday afternoon at grandmas!

Had a wonderful afternoon cup of tea with my mom and dad on sunday. The weather is still chilly, but the flowers are amazing! Here are a few!

red bud tree with blue sky photo by oystergirl
Spring Redbuds and blue sky! Photo by oystergirl!

yellow daffodils photo by oystergirl
Happy Daffodils! Photo by oystergirl!

Pink Bleeding Hearts photo by oystergirl
Delicate Bleeding Hearts. Photo by oystergirl!