Monday, April 20, 2009

Green Monday

I am outside as much as possible.

I am planting in the gardens.
I am enjoying Spring!

I bought a very large pot of French Fringed Lavender for the deck.
It is a zone 9 plant and not hardy for me.
I have already found the perfect place for this large pot to over winter.
I shall move it into the corner window in my bedroom.
It is a continuous blooming lavender. I shall sleep well when the snows fly.

I also bought a Fern Leaf Lavender.
It is also known as an Egyptian Lavender.
Another exotic lavender for me and a zone 9 plant.
It will come in and scent the living room next winter.

Four Fuchsia hanging baskets are decorating my north walk and porch.
Again I have spots for these plants come next winter.
These plants are not native to my area but I can enjoy them all summer

and bring them in next Autumn. I have very little room so I do have to be mindful.

I am making my winter growing plans now.

The wind blew a few blooms off the Fuchsia by the office window.
I did a mini arrangement for my desk.
The scent is amazing!

I love the light of Spring!

I love the songs of Spring!

The apple tree is in bloom.

The bees are busy.

It is a joy to be outside with the bees.

I am busy as a bee too!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are a busy little bee Sherry. I love your photos. Our apple tree is blooming now too. Aren't they so pretty when they are abloom??

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
It has just been beautiful outside!
Over the weekend we had showers but they stopped early enough we were able to get outside. The ground was wet but I planted up the deck pots! I still want to do a few more.
The apple tree is in my neighbor's yard. The house is empty. Today I took a break and sat under the apple tree for a few minutes.
They are very pretty when in bloom. The bees love the blooms too!
The Orioles should be back this week. I have the oranges and the jelly out for them.
I hope to come visiting soon. I have lots of catching up to do!
Spring is a busy time of year!

Wendy said...

I love lavender and fushia! I hope you can overwinter your fushia. I havent' been able to.
I am glad you are enjoying the season. Your photos are beautiful! The little bird looks like he's just about to talk to you about something important!
Love and Light

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful lavender! I've had fuscia plants and the hummingbirds love them. We saw our FIRST hummer today!

ChrisND said...

I like your lavender will soon have a large tropical garden for next winter. I will try to grow or find some lavender plants this year -- though I may try to find some hardy varieties.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.......This is such a wonderful time of year......your bees are indeed we all are in the spring.

I love the lavenders....I have grown non hardy species.....the damp weather here does not suit them....I stick with good old English lavender and admire the blooms that others grow.....
I am sure bringing them indoors will suit them fine.....and of course the fragrance of lavender will be very lovely.....

I to am loving the birdsong......the garden is apple tree is not in bloom yet.....she is always a little behind.......the mason bees are patiently waiting!!

Have a buzzy day......

Angie said...

What a beautiful post, Sherry! Your photos and prose draw in in such a way that I feel that I am right there basking in all of the light, and fragrances, and birds songs with you. Just beautiful!

Sheila said...

Beautiful Sherry..!
I have missed your colourful summer blooms, birds and bugs.
I can almost smell the glorious lavender from here..!

Barbara said...

It always is a great delight to return to your blog and enjoy the beautiful pictures of birds, flowers, butterflies etc.. There is so much love, joy and respect for the nature in them.