Friday, May 25, 2012

Flower Friday

**Before I get on with the flowers, I want to remind everyone that I am doing a giveaway this week, and it ends today at 8pm EDT. You can find that post here.**

It's Flower Friday on a Friday: the most elusive of days! There are so many things blooming or about to bloom around my house and I did not want those flowers to pass by without taking pictures. So here we go:

Delphinium are tall, staked and ready to roll 

Lavender is ready to go, too. We have about 20 plants and they smell awesome. 

These are beautiful little hot pink dianthus flowers 

Dianthus from afar. This stuff grows like crazy!

This is one of only two clematis blooms. I don't know what I've done to offend it. 

 Blackberry blossoms! Can't wait to eat those berries.

 A columbine flower. I have five plants blooming right now; they are so delicate and intricate.

 A chive flower. I have no idea what to do with a chive plant.

A few other plants are getting ready to flower soon, too, like one of my peony bushes, a coreopsis and some yarrow. And when I say some yarrow, I mean SO MUCH YARROW. I started with a shovelful I got from my mother-in-law's friend two years ago and now that I've already split that bunch into several pieces and seen each little bit spread like a weed I see why she wanted to give some away. This stuff is going to be a challenge.

I am feeling a little overwhelmed right now because I have at least a yard and a half of dirt sitting in my driveway waiting for me to dig it into some new perennial beds *and* I signed myself up for a craft fair June 8 and 9 despite the fact that I do not have a huge inventory of things to sell. I don't know how I am going to find the time to embroider, sew, and dig all the things that need embroidering, sewing, and digging in the next few weeks. I should probably start by backing away from the computer, so here I go. I will be back on Sunday to reveal the winner of my giveaway. Good luck to everyone and have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Oh so many things to say about your beautiful picture! First, I did not know Delphinium have to be staked - no wonder I lost three last year! Thank you for the info. I have never been able to get Columbine to grow. They are so beautiful! Also, my chives bloomed this year, too. They usually don't.

    Thanks for sharing your garden pictures!