I started this blog to get to know other gardeners and track my own garden's progrss. It is a wonderful way to honor the stewardship I have over my plot of ground I have been blessed with. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's Magic!

I love springtime magic - everything suddenly comes to life - it is magic!  It is wonderful!  So grateful for such beauty and wonderment!

Here are a few of the things happening this week:

This tree just exploded with blossoms!  I have no idea what kind of tree it is - we got it in a throw away pile a couple of years ago without a tag - would love your ideas on what it is.

 This is about to open up!
      Isn't this adorable - in the Woodland Garden
 Just got my bench started - still need to add a few things - too excited about this!  Thanks Tootsie for the idea.
(Click  here to see her bench - scroll down she has a bunch of great pictures.)
 Hosta's starting to come through the ground - we have 5 darling little grandson's under 3, so I put tomato cages around them till they get big enough to see so their leaves don't get scrunched.

1-  Our  veggie  garden is getting plowed and we are making grow boxes - more on that next week 
2 - Cleaning out our play yard area and redoing a few things - more on that in the coming weeks
3 - Herb Bed -  Some  plants that are invasive have taken over so I sprayed them and will be redoing it all in the coming weeks - it will wrap around the corner  (Left side) of the house  and go the full length of the house - the cullinary will be on the back side - more about this later - I am pretty excited about doing this. 
 4 - I  will decide on #4 when these 3 are finished!
 If you haven't seen the next post on the Tulips at Temple Square - be sure and scroll down and take a looksie! They are  beautiful!

Today I am grateful for the wonderment of Spring! 
 Thanks for stopping by!


ONG said...

SPRING IS THE BEST! Thanks for sharing all of the about to explode plants.

Bella said...

Hi Paula,
Happy Spring to you, all in looking pretty here!! Love those flowering trees:-)
I am your newest follower:-)

Comeca Jones said...

I forgot about hostas! They will be perfect for under the oak tree in my yard and if I want to take them when I move I can. Your yards the best with all its nooks and crannies and beautiful things to see. I cant wait to see what the rest of the summer brings!

Shirley said...

I love your garden..very nice. I found you at Tracie's Cottage Floral Thursday..hope you stop by.
Enjoy the day in the garden!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Paula,

It looks like you have some wonderful projects ahead of you. Your herb garden with be so fragrant and rewarding. Have a great day!

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

What a delightful garden you have! Thanks for visiting my blog as I'm happy to connect with such a dedicated gardener as yourself.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

You are a busy bee with projects! I don't know what that tree is the blooms remind me of a dogwood, perhaps they are related. I need to get some hostas for my front garden. Thanks for the reminder :)

Anonymous said...

Spring is a spectacular time of year. All is new and fresh, lush and green.

Becca's Dirt said...

Sorry Paula I don't know what your flowering tree is. Can't wait to see what you've been doing. Your bench will be just as pretty as Tootsie's is. I need to run someone down and get me an ole bench to fix up with flowers. Have fun with #4.

Nancy said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment, Paula.

First, is it possible this is a pear tree? If it's a Keifer, it will need another one to pollinate and bear fruit. Just a guess.

And the iris on my blog, Gnu Flash, is from Brecks. I think there are five in the Batik collection. All are very pretty.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love all of your blossoms!! And the bench idea is great!!


Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love your garden! and all your projects to come.
We have some similar trees lining the streets of downtown here. They are Bradford Pears. They don't produce fruit, more of an ornamental. Not sure if that is what yours is, but it looks like it to me.
Have a great weekend!

ANNE said...

hi Paula, thanks for visiting me today! Love your garden. So nice to have a lot of garden projects for summer; i have less garden time since we moved to a mountain area and i miss it! Your tree looks like a flowering plum, but not sure. Pretty though!

Betty said...

Hi Paula, your bench is so cute with your pots in pots of flowers.
I don't know what plant that is with the pretty dark pink buds are but I like it. The Temple grounds are beautiful!

Marie said...

Well, I love the white flowering tree. It might be a non-bearing fruit apple tree. It's gorgeous, and your garden looks so happy!


Carol said...

Looks like some kind of fruit tree, I thought pear also. Lover your blog. Carol

Cindy said...

What beautiful blooms! Just love Spring time, beautiful gardens and warm weather!
Hope your week is wonderful!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's...
Fabulous blooms in your garden & looking forward to seeing your 'project' as it progresses! I too am thinking it's some kind of cherry tree or pear tree......you'll have to let us know if you get any fruits! xoxo, tracie

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It looks like a cherry blossom to me but I cannot be sure. Here today to catch up on your garden, so much has been happening in the blogsphere and I was just absent for a few days!

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