Saturday, May 15, 2010


Tulip 'New Design' macro shot.

I planted the New Design tulips below my pink weeping cherry tree because they bloom at the same time and match the blossoms and newly emerging pale green leaves of the tree. Clever of me...huh? ;)

My weeping cherry blossoms in their prime.

Just when I was at my lowest today look what I found...a morel! It was growing in one of my flower beds. This is a first and it was certainly a morale booster. (pun intended)

I've recently let life get in my way rather than go with the flow and my creativity has suffered partially because of my choices. For instance, this time of year I'm usually complaining about Spring cleaning the house but this year my gardens have gotten the better of me. The past few years I haven't been as diligent as I should've about clearing grass out of my flower beds. This year I'm reaping the rewards(?) of that oversight and frankly I'm feeling overwhelmed at the moment. Why does grass grow so well where it shouldn't and never where it should?! It also occurred to me today as I was tearing up clump after clump of grass how short a time it would take to undo all the blood, sweat and years I've spent creating these beds. Mother Nature could turn my usually well manicured flower gardens into a wild meadow without breaking a nail. On the bright side, I managed to get some nice photos to share.


Jaime Baiao said...


Anonymous said...

I wish we could have had a weeding party. I would have been delighted to see your beautiful flowers.

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, artebaiao!

Billie Crain said...

Oh man, Robin....I've got a real mess out there right now. I've been gardening for more than 15 years and never seen the grass this bad. It's much harder to keep out than weeds. I'd love some help. Too bad you're so far away.:(