Tuesday, May 5, 2009

signs of spring




The crab trees are gorgeous this time of year. This white one is my faves. Our yard was like a football field when we bought it. No vegetation what so ever. We planted all the trees and put in all the flower beds the 1st year we moved in. That was in in 1986. This is the pay off.


I've been collecting blue pots like these for some time. This is just a sampling. They are ready to be filled with begonias and coleus and what ever else i can find.


I went out this weekend and cut up about 5 quarts of rhubarb. Nothing says spring like a rhubarb crisp or a big pie. It's a spring delicacy. The only problem with that, I eat the whole thing!!!

6 comments:

gourdshine said...

beautiful pics. I need to post some flower shots. What a great collection of pots. I have a couple of these from Az I think. I wish I would of collected ones such as yours, as I'm totally into blue & blue& white pottery.

Sweet Repose said...

Your yard, as always, is DIVINE...you really know how to pull it off with that green thumb of yours. You know I'm your biggest fan and LOVE that little yellow Granny's house of you and Bills'.

How's the latest project coming...the building???

Luv ya sista...
s

simplyiowa said...

Thanks for the B-day greeting! I don't have any linoleum now, I pick it up when I see it! Love your collection of pottery! I'm headed to Gold Rush! See Ya Monday!!!
Barb C

Dogwalkmusings said...

My other half would love to help you eat those rhubarb pies!

lsg said...

Hey Girl, I sure would like some of that ruhbarb crisp. Sounds delicious. Stop by and see me sometime.... Your yard sure looks better than mine right now. Mine is a mud hole of constuction.

Altered Glass said...

Your crabapple(?) trees are gorgeous! We did the same thing, moved into a grandparent's old farmhouse 32 years ago and took a room a year until we had it redone. I also was determined to plant every inch in perennials and trees because there wasn't a whole lot, but my husband's grandmother had beautiful flower gardens in her time. I have managed to cover quite a bit of ground along with 23 trees and a row of 83 arborvitaes. The benefit hugely outweighs the work. I kinda like to think "grandma" is smiling down at me. Love those pots. Makes me want to go out and plant some more!!!