Just pictures ;)

I have been taking advantage of all the almost perfect weather (it’s been a bit windy) to do  a bit  A LOT of gardening.  Suddenly I realized that it has been two weeks since my last post!

So, without further adieu,

I share my progress with you!

In no particular order…

Want the weeds to go away?  Leave the oak leaves in place!  Herbs, roses, and old-fashioned posies all vie for my affection.

I have forgotten this little girls name, but I love her simple pink petaled face.

The geese chewed this one down to the ground, and look!  You’d never guess!

Even my chicken yard is sporting roses!  They make a nice foil for the ugly storage shack in the neighbor’s yard, don’t you agree?

The native bees were finding these delightful in the morning

Look at all those buds!  The Mermaid is going to be stunning for the first time since I planted her!  Covered in big, yellow, seven-inch blooms everywhere!  She has wicked red thorns…

But the chickens find her shade inviting!

Well, it’s chicken and goose thirty and I need to get busy!  I will post more tomorrow…


What’s growing in your garden this spring?

24 thoughts on “Just pictures ;)

  1. glutenfreezen says:

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous, yard you have! Spring has finally arrived in my neck of the woods. (Washington State) Nothing is blooming just yet, except the mock cherry in my front yard, but there are lots and lots of buds and the Poppies look like they are about to open. I’ll have to live vicariously through your yard for a little while…

    Have a wonderful day! ~ April

    • pixilated2 says:

      April, thank you! Last year was so awful for me in the garden, I never got anything done! But this year with my little garden tractor Violet I can do anything! Or, at least I feel that I can, and the benign weather is helping TONS! (no tornado swarms here this year) Again, thank you for the compliment! ~ L

  2. Animalcouriers says:

    Oh WOW – it’s surprising you find any time to blog at all 😉 What a lovely set of photos – you must be feeling very happy, as must all the beings who take sanctuary in your idyll.

    • pixilated2 says:

      I have never lived anywhere with true winter. It is hard for me when everything just goes to sleep! So, when spring comes you will find me in the garden helping everything along. I was so spoiled in California. LOL!

    • pixilated2 says:

      Thank you Tom! Somehow I think that as the season progresses in England, that your garden will far outshine mine! Mine is only 4 years old, and I have much work to do to make it as established and orderly as yours the the Mrs. T’s. 😀
      ~ L

  3. lrdesignsquilting says:

    Pretty! We’ve had such an early spring here in Iowa, I have lots of perennials blooming. Still too early to plant any annuals. With help from my sister, I did get out there and dig up the weeds!! They don’t have any trouble growing!

    • pixilated2 says:

      Why is that? Winter, spring, summer and fall they creep up out of the ground to make gardening misery! Well, actually winter before last a foot of snow put a dent in them, but they sure made time when the spring came! Too much water, no water, no matter. Nothing else may grow, but you can count on the weeds to be there in spite of it all. LOL!

  4. littlesundog says:

    What lovely photos… I loved the chickens in the shade! Those plump beauties are clever, aren’t they? I’ve been busy outdoors too. The weather has been stupendous!

    • pixilated2 says:

      Actually, we are in a small development surrounded by farmlands… Big agribusiness nowadays, but still farmland. We love it here on our little acre all surrounded by oaks and farms.

    • pixilated2 says:

      LOL! Yes, they ate it down to the ground and forced it to put up twice as many canes! Gotta say, I thought it was a goner when I found it eaten down last summer! Polly and Co. got a real scolding! 😉
      ~ L

  5. shoreacres says:

    My gosh, your flowers are beautiful! I love mixes, and casual borders. My idea of heaven would be a cutting garden, like my grandmother had, with lots of old-fashioned flowers like zinnias and peonies and bachelor buttons.

    I’m so glad the weather’s not been a problem. We just keep hoping that the rains keep coming. It was record-breakingly hot in West Texas yesterday and today, and we don’t need that creeping east!

    I think your chickens must be very happy. 😉

    • pixilated2 says:

      Linda, Peonies and bachelor buttons were planned for tomorrow’s post! How did you guess? It has been very dry here and I have to wonder if this summer will be our turn…
      but then, our weather has been very mild, even if dry.

      Those chickens are so spoiled! They have complete run of a predator safe, fenced run that is about 65×80 feet, with all the grass, bugs and MY ROSES (!!!) that they can eat. I watched SC (Essie) hopping up to snatch my Sombreuil blossoms off of the canes and then devouring the petals. Guess she thought they smelled good enough to eat? 😉 Look here to see where I got them from: http://www.antiqueroseemporium.com/roses/403/sombreuil

      All my roses are antiques here on the farmlet. ~ L

  6. magsx2 says:

    Wow, very beautiful flowers, I love your garden, I think it looks stunning, and wonderful variety of colours as well, it all looks fabulous. 😀

    I see the chickens have their favourite spot. 🙂

    • pixilated2 says:

      Thanks! It is all a lot of work, but I have to do it. I think I would be very sad to live anywhere without “… a bit of earth.” And yes, those chickens are just spoiled!
      ~ L

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