Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spring is Finally Here!

I know I have been MIA for a few weeks. There are not enough hours in the day to do all that I need to do. So therefore, my blogging has taken a back seat to everything else.

So, last weekend, we had a huge yard sale on Sat & Sun and the preparation took the whole week. Every minute that I was not working at the Sweet Boutique, I was cleaning everything, organizing it, pricing it, putting up tents and banners in the yard, and causing a lot of excitement in the neighborhood for the big sale, and it all took hours and hours of preparation. The sale was a big success and it was really hard to let it go, but I did get rid of a lot of my precious things. I just have an overload of stuff and I need more room, and that's the main reason I decided to do the yard sale. It was really hot during the sale (90's, a fluky thing, we're totally not used to it!), but it was fun and we had a good time. (And made some money.) By contrast, it is 56 degrees today.

I hope to buy a swing for my back yard with the money. I can't wait to start looking for it. I'll show pictures when I get it. The good part is, the thing to hang it on is already there. I've always had a swing back there until it totally broke 2 yrs ago and I said I would build one....but, it never got done! So now, I decided that I will just buy one instead.

So, I ran outside today, in the rain, and took some pictures of my flowers. As I said, spring is finally here and I am loving it. Today, I worked outside for about 3 hours with sprinkles on my back, and I loved it until it really started raining hard and I had to come in. By then my back was aching, so it was a good time to stop.

So here are some of the pictures that I took:

I love tulips, even though they are not as long lived as I would like them to be.


A closeup of some fuchsia colored ones:




My sweet cherry tree, it has the most delicious, sweet cherries, if I can beat the birds to them......


I love the wild violets and let them reseed in my yard. If they are in the wrong spot, I just pull them out.


A Closeup, you can see the raindrops on the flowers.











These are the flowers on my Pieris Japonica. I love that!






A big bunch of Phlox that is in the front foundation border.







This is a whiskey barrel that I have out front. I planted it with cool weather plants, until it's time for the annuals to go out.







Another patch of white Phlox. I love this and I have quite a bit of it around the yard. It smells delicious!


That's all for today. I will be showing more as the garden progresses.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean








5 comments:

Michele said...

Morning Jean ~ Congrats on making some "fun" money from your garage sale. Ours is planned for Memorial Day...we've had it every year for the past 15 years...sheesh, you'd think I wouldn't buy so much...but nooooo!

Beautiful pics of your flowers...they're gorgeous!

Hugz,
Michele

Kim G. said...

Hi Jean! Love your flower photos! The violets are so very pretty! Yay for spring!!!!!!

Cathy K said...

Hi Jean, thanks for visiting my blog again. Glad you like it. Yours is certainly lovely too - where did you get those amazing fuchsia-colored tulips??? Hope you're having a wonderful spring! Hugs, Cathy

Carolyn said...

Your garden is looking pretty already.
Glad your yardsale went well.
Carolyn

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Jean~ Isn't it wonderful to finally have spring in our midst.
It's even worth the alergies to have the beauty of springtime blooms. The colors in your photos were breathtaking.

I need to organize (key word) my inventory and have a huge sale too. I've got a guest bedroom filled to the ceiling with craft supplies that somehow needs to be emptied to accommodate summer guests, YIKES!!
Sweet wishes,
Sara