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Friday, May 6, 2011

First Blooms of the Season

Something is actually blooming in my garden! Yay!  It's been such a cold spring this year. These pink tulips are the first blooms of the season!

I made a trip to my local garden center to get some mulch, but I also came away with this lovely peacock for my garden! How could I resist??

Some of my other garden decor came out of storage today also. These glass mushrooms were purchased on a trip to Door County for our first wedding anniversary. Most of my garden decorations get stored in the winter. Wisconsin winters are harsh.


While there, I also purchased this hanging basket for my mom for Mother's Day. I also bought her a pretty black metal stand to hang this basket on. This geranium  was labeled as a new variety called "Red Matador" and has a sort of vining/trailing habit, which makes it perfect for hanging baskets or window boxes. The more I look at it the more I love the vivid red color. I might have to get a couple of these for myself!

This is one of two large urns that I actually bought in March at Sam's Club. I've been wanting  two of these for the front porch for ages, but the price always discouraged me. Even at the end of season, they were still always $60-70 apiece and I could never find two that matched. When I saw these at Sam's Club for $36 each, I was elated beyond measure! I haven't decided yet what I'm going to plant in them yet!

My pots that I over-wintered also came outside today. Despite a sunny southern-exposed room in the upstairs of my house, they always look a little pale and scraggly after their long winter indoors. I usually add some pretty annuals to this pot. This year I decided to plant some pansies.

I just love their friendly little faces! I don't normally plant flowers this early, but pansies are pretty hardy and are usually fine during our cool spring weather. Pansies are also edible flowers and were beloved by the Victorians...a pansy indicated loving thoughts and friendship.



The weather was even nice enough to open a few windows for awhile. Olive loved the novelty of hanging out in an open window.


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5 comments:

LV said...

Your tulips are very, very pretty. I really like all the garden decorations as well.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love the urns. I am always coming away from the garden center with more than I was suppose to get!

Pam said...

When I was a Hobby Lobby I saw a peacock, but it was not nearly as cute as that one. Love the toadstools too. My goal for today is to get my pots and garden decor out of the shed. Guess I would have to get off the computer in order to do that though ...

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Yay! Spring has sprung! Love your pink tulips. And that peacock looks as though it was made just for you! Olive looks like she loves the fresh air. Ours have been enjoying the window the last few days, too!

-Pam

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Yay! Spring has sprung! Love your pink tulips. And that peacock looks as though it was made just for you! Olive looks like she loves the fresh air. Ours have been enjoying the window the last few days, too!

-Pam