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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunshiney Tuesday

So lovely to see the sun shining brightly in the garden. We have had a slow spring, in that it has been mostly cool, cloudy and rainy. Everyday I wait to feel that warm caressing air, and instead the chill in the breeze makes me scurry back in the house!

Raethan and I planted these forget-me-nots 6 springs ago, right after we moved into our house. We had a pack of seeds and sprinkled them around. Now these tiny blue flowers are springing up all over. Love them! The sun was a little bright, so I don't think you can see the true blue of the flower.

Wild Violet
This little violet is a volunteer, perhaps placed by the Fae to welcome the spring. In the house I grew up in, we had a small hillside in the backyard that was covered with these tiny sweet plants. I am very fond of them, and hope they will proliferate!

Tulips in our yard. Every fall, we plant about a dozen or so tulips. The winters are hard here, and most tulips last only one or two seasons. They are a delight while they last though. (and sometimes our little "friends" the squirrels, dig them up and move them around. You will find tulips in the oddest places!)

Five Trees waiting for planting

Crab Apple blossom
Our project for this spring is the planting of these five trees: Red Maple, Weeping Willow, Pink Dogwood and two Crab Apple trees. I will dedicate each tree for a special magickal application.

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
  ~Hal Borland


Anonymous said...

To early for Forget-me-nots here and no flowers on the apple trees either, but big buds though :-) I have no idea why but the deers doesn´t eat my tulips like they do everywhere else, I wouldn´t have minded it because I´m not that fond of tulips :-) So every year I have four or five tulips flowering in my garden :-)

Have a great day now!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love seeing everything in your garden Robin! Isn't it true about the squirrels! In the front of our house, they moved them all to one side and in the back, they grouped them in 3 different places. They are doing a great job! They come back every year! LOL! I can't wait to show my black tulips! They haven't opened yet! I love the 5 trees and what you are doing with them! Take Care ;o)

Raethan said...

Beautiful!! It's looking a lot like Spring finally! I can't wait to see the little trees planted and taking root and growing up :)

Kallan said...

*deep sigh* How I love plants! Looks like you are having a blast, Robin!

Mina said...

Oh, your flowers are beautiful! Winter always makes me appreciate new spring blooms so much. It's as if you can feel the earth coming back to life.

Róisín said...

Aw, such a lovely garden. And I bet it's going to be even prettier once those new trees make themselves at home!

By the way, sorry for not calling over in so long and thanks for your kind words on my blog. I promise not to stay away as long in future!

Roisin x