Monday, May 3, 2010

The Pregnant Gardener

I have to admit that gardening this year has been a little more difficult for me.  I tire easily and seriously cannot squat over the beds.  I find myself literally sitting smack dab in the middle of the dirt just to plant something.  And Then.  Well...getting up is not so easy.    Sunday, I planted an awesome new iris I got at the Farmers Market last week and a chive plant and just had to call it a day.   Today, my mom  - thank goodness - came over to help me transplant some things.    We took out a lot of bigger bushes in front of our house and I really needed to get this area planted with some things before it gets any hotter. 

Actually that time with my mom today was nice.  I should whine a lot more about needing help.  ;) 

Anyway, I thought I'd show you some things that have bloomed like crazy so far this Spring.  Some things that I had nothing to do with THIS year.  Because I fear they would not be this beautiful if so.

I've waited years to have my Clematis grow like this.  Yay!  I smile every single time I arrive home to have this big showy purple flower greet me!  




Here it is close up:


And then there is my Peony that my mom gave me for Mother's Day several years ago.   It's not your traditional Peony but one called a Tree Peony.  The blooms are open like that for a couple weeks.  I think it makes such a happy-looking flower.  I do have another traditional Peony getting ready to open right now.  I can't wait!

It smells awesome too!
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3 comments:

Sandy said...

Beautiful flowers! Glad your mom is there to help (& enjoy doing it!)

The Chubby Dove said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!

I wanna see your belly in bloom...bet you're the cutest!

Anita said...

I love the look of your mail box,where did you get the Monogram cover...I want one. Your flowers are gorgeous!
So Janel, how many weeks are you now? I want to see pictures too.

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