Friday, May 23, 2008
A Walk in My Garden This Week
My beautiful new Disneyland Rose that is blooming like crazy....so pretty.
The dianthus is starting to bloom in the butterfly garden. Heavenly fragrance. (also known as pinks or sweet williams or carnations)
Not technically in my garden but way too cute to leave out. My window cat...can you see the hummingbird feeder outside the window? She is going nuts with the hummers feeding today. And yes, that is a tent outside the window. My boys like to sleep outside as much as possible when the weather is warm enough. Why not?
This is an unidentified insect in Amanda's garden on her hollyhocks which are already really, really tall. Edit: Someone identified this as a ladybug larva.
I love the color and shape of this leaf. I think this is bee balm but we will have to wait until it blooms since I can't remember what it is for sure. I planted it two years ago and it hasn't bloomed yet. Of course it has decided to grow right in among my green beans but we will just let them coexist for now.
I spotted these cute little mushrooms in the flower garden. I need to draw these in my nature journal. :)
These sunflowers came up all on their own in my garden box and they are the tallest ones we have so far.
That is just a glimpse into what is going on here in our backyard garden. I love this time of year when we are busy planting and witnessing the awakening of the seeds. It is a miracle each time one sprouts and I try to say a little prayer as I water and weed to thank the Creator of all things for the variety of colors and fragrances He has given us to enjoy here on the earth.
Here's to getting our hands dirty this week,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom