Friday, May 6, 2011

Crank Up the Heat on Garden Tour Number One

Rachel and I have been chomping at the bit to get where it is warm and sunny and colorful; and that would be Connie's Cottage Garden. Oh my were we blessed. Here was the scene that greeted us. It is just beginning, mostly with bulbs, but we have only yellow daffodils and leopard's bane blooming where I live. So this was a treat. Not only was it colorful, it was warm, and I got a sunburn on my exposed arms!! Connie always fills interesting containers with flowers placed perfectly.

I want to bury my face in these neon lavender flowers!

Connie is growing a myriad of pansies for a wedding in a few weeks in which

the bride has a tie-dye theme. These are just a few of the varieties Connie will take.

And how about these sunrise/sunset tulips?

I enjoyed the afternoon so very much, its slowness, the sweet conversation, the darling little girls accompanying us with their grandmother, Hildi, too, that it felt like I'd been to a spa.

Thank you, Connie. And thank you for the hydrangea too!

I spent some time in my garden this morning putting up the tomato pavillion.

More pictures will follow on that subject.

It has been another very wet spring; in fact, we continue to have snow for at least five minutes regularly, so I may be dreaming of having a garden rather than really having one! be revealed!


MimiTabby said...

ah, pretty flowers! Spring is REALLY coming, I know it!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I know how you must have enjoyed such an outing!!! Glad you got to do it, and with such sweet company as well.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I'm writing this as it is hailing! I know what you mean about it feeling like we're never going to get to garden. One of these day!

What a neat outing, so glad you had such and enjoyable day.

Happy Mother's Day!

Connie said...

It was a completely lovely day, and I loved having you all!
We had a very nice weekend in Spokane and I am ready for some serious gardening, so please God, send us some SUNSHINE! :-)