Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Rose By Any Other Name...

I love my roses! I wish you could smell them :) I really cut them back last fall and wonder if that might have anything to do with it. I've been so busy with other things that I finally noticed just how overgrown my garden is! Seems it's not just the roses that are out performing past seasons--everything else is too!!! Next week will be an easy week for me as I hope to spend more time just cutting back some things.

For now, I'll just enjoy all the wonderful fragrance and colour that is running riot in my garden. Have a wonderful weekend--I'm off to the U.S.A. More on that later ;)

Monday, May 17, 2010

First Clematis

We've been lucky enough to get a few sunny days in a row here in Windsor. My tulips and daffodils are finished for the season and next up are the clematis and peonies! The top clematis is Josephine. There's a bit of schmutz on her as this photo was taken after the rain.
This one never fails to deliver on big, beautiful blooms. Only thing is that I can't remember its name! Somewhere, I have all my tags so I'll be sure to look it up. I still have two peonies in that back that need to bloom. Hope you're having a wonderful day (we're up for more rain over the next 2 days!)

Friday, May 14, 2010

At Last!

After several days of cold, rainy weather we finally got a glorious, sunny day! I decided to hit the trail and went on a long bike ride. Here's hoping that your Friday is every bit as great as mine has been. Cheers!

(this picture makes me feel like I did when I was a kid growing up in the mid 70's!)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm Back!!!

I cannot tell you how depressing it was to find that my blog had been removed! 2 1/2 years of posts, pictures and comments gone!! I left a message with Google and truly did not expect a reply. Well, this morning there was a message from the help desk with an apology for any inconvenience and my blog and gmail reinstated! YAY :)

I hope to be back to blogging and commenting on a regular basis once my schedule slows down. Looking forward to all the reading!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ah, Wisteria!

Last year I made a mistake with my wisteria. I managed to end up with about 4 miniature blooms that year. This March I set to hacking at that thing to make it more manageable and low and behold, this is what I ended up with! You see, I had forgotten that if you want to have blooms, chop this sucker to within an inch of it's life ;)

Loving it!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm on Blotanist!

Yay--my blog was accepted. If you love visiting garden blogs, this is a terrific site :)

I'm excited to meet gardeners from around the world and share my love of gardening with them!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Funny how every summer when I'm planting my annuals, I totally forget about where I have tulips! I don't know how many times I've stuck in my shovel only to pull out several bulbs. This year I think I'll be moving them from the front of my bed to the back where the leaves can die down. This fall I'll start fresh and plant in a more organized manner.

Do any of you gardeners leave bulbs where they are or do you move them?