Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cherry Trees

My absolute favorite flowering tree is the weeping cherry. They look like giant pink umbrellas. A few years ago I planted one on my front lawn (along with a Kwanzan Cherry) and it is doing great. It's the first thing I see when I walk out my front door. It just makes me smile and it helps to block the view of the very unattractive house across the street. I wish it would bloom all year! Over the weekend I was lucky enough to picnic with some good friends under a huge weeping cherry at the planting fields in Oyster Bay. Here are some pictures of my tree and the one at planting fields.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Whats blooming at the moment......







My tulips still haven't opened but I have some beautiful daffodils, hyacinths and muscari in bloom. The yellow and peach daffodil are the same. It opens yellow and turns to peach. It's called apricot whirl, so pretty!!!

Compost


Unfortunately no planting got done this weekend but I did clean and organize my shed and build a new compost pile. This is much neater and more contained than my old pile which was just a pile of clippings and scraps in the corner of my yard. I did have a copost tumbler but that didn't work out for me. It was always mushy and smelled disgusting. Eventually, I'll plant some hosta and other stuff around it to pretty up the compost pile. I'm pretty sure this is dog proof!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Some More Spring Blooms

Still not too much blooming in my yard but I am very excited about all the plants peaking out of the ground. The daylilys and hosta are bigger everyday and it looks like most of my perennials survived the winter and are making an appearance!! For all the daylily enthusiasts I am up to 13 seedlings!!
Here's what's in bloom at the moment

Friday, April 4, 2008

Hydrangeas In The Tub



I don't see anything wrong with this. My poor husband came home to see this and thought I had lost my mind. I on the other hand thought putting these hydrangeas in the bath to water was a great idea. It's too cold to have them outside and it was much easier than leaving them on the floor where I would have had to worry about making a huge mess. I put them in there, watered them, and let them drain, no mess!!! He thought I was going to keep them in there forever :) I think I'll do this with all of my plants.