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Monday, May 11, 2009

A Wonderful Weekend!

Swallowtail.......right Leedra?
The Sunflower over the weekend, haven't looked at it today.



Agapanthus

Blackeyed Susan on steroids.

Look how many have grown together. Reminds me of a celery stalk.
Hubby bought me two truck loads of mulch.

One of the flower beds where the mulch was spread.

It's beginning to fill in nicely.

Thought the sun shining through this Caladium was neat.

Calla's are doing good.

One of the two chairs I received for mother's day. Yeah, that's me trying it out.
I do hope all of you had a wonderful weekend celebrating Mother's Day.

29 comments:

tina said...

So nice to see the happy blogger behind the blog. That mulch sure does bring all together and the sunflower, well, a ray of sun.

bennie and patsy said...

Your garden is just growing in great leaps. Looking good.
Patsy

Anonymous said...

Your garden looks terrific, and I like your new chairs. We are leaving for Tallahassee tomorrow and should be home by late Tues. night or Wed. I can't wait to see my garden.

Doris

Darla said...

Doris: It's about time you come home!!

Dirt Princess said...

Looking great!!! Looks like my hubby will be getting truck loads of mulch sometime too also!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wonderful shots! You look like you're enjoying that chair. Makes me want to get out in my yard today. Love the shots of the butterfly! :-) Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Valerie said...

Well, you look like you had a great mothers day. You look so relaxed in that chair even though I know how much work you do. Your garden is beautiful.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Great picture of the butterfly on the butterfly bush!
What a great husband, I love getting new mulch around the plants.

Prospero said...

Those Calla Lilies get me every time. Absolutely great. Your Agapanthus is ahead of mine (maybe it's because we haven't had rain in 6 weeks!) That truck full of mulch is eerily familiar. It think I'm on my sixth!

Shellmo said...

Those swallowtail photos were gorgeous!!! Everything looks so beautiful. And love your adirondack chairs - I need some for the cabin. Nice to see a photo of you - you are such a cutie pie!
:-)

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a great butterfly you captured. I love your Sunflowers. Your chair is a neat Mother's Day gift for enjoying your garden.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ Nice Adirondack. I love the color. And ah, yes! The finishing mulch touch. Your garden looks great!

The celosia seedlings are coming along. I think I started them too early. Now that it's starting to warm up they're looking a little more perky. I saw a seed packet for a similar species and it warned not to start them too early since they're sun and heat lovers. Too bad I didn't see this BEFORE I started them. :)

perennialgardener said...

Your garden is filling in beautifully & that mulch really sets off the plants nicely. I always say it's the icing on the cake. ;) Your lime green chair looks comfortable & will give a nice splash of color to the garden. Sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day Darla!

Peggy said...

Everything looks great, as usual and it is nice to see you sitting and enjoying your handiwork for a change!

Linda said...

What more could you want for Mother's Day than a truckload or two of mulch! Your husband knows the way to your heart.
No wonder you're relaxing at last - that's such a gorgeous display of flowers.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla, love your new chairs. They just fit. The butterfly pictures are gorgeous.

Twisted Fencepost said...

What a great Mother's Day gift!
Somewhere for you to sit, rest and enjoy the things you love the most!

Kara said...

Love the sunflower! Mine have just opened too- isn't it nice to have a happy little face out there?

Lois said...

Glad you had a nice Mother's Day Darla! I went to the Parade of Homes with my daughter and grandkids. It was fun but exhausting!

Teresa said...

You did have a nice Mother's Day! I love everything in your garden. Especially the caladiums and calla lilies.

Frances said...

Hi Darla, mulch and chairs, now that is a great mother's day. I especially liked the photo of girls weeding tomatoes. It could be an artistic study in a triptych, three paned painting. Think impressionist school, merely the suggestion of the forms and colors rather than realism school. You could hang it above your fireplace, if you have a fireplace. We do not. HA
Frances

Tootsie said...

girl...you are HOT!!! so pretty...and so clean...makes me wonder if you are the actual gardener...lol just kidding...I do appreciate the person who invented the shower...lol
your photos are wonderful...everything is growing up so perfectly...and you seem to see the beauty in everything!
have a good week

Susie said...

That bed is certainly looking great. Love the new chair, how nice.

Gail said...

I don't need to ask...You had a great Mother's Day...I can see it in your smile. Btw, that green is a good color for you! The garden looks terrific and it is filling in beautifully; don't you love the way mulch tidies up everything...MUST get mulch! Take care~~gail

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Girlie, Miss me??????? I'll admit that I missed you and all of your gorgeous flowers. You need to have an Open House in your yard!!! It is just gorgeous.

But the best part is seeing that beauty sitting in her new green chair!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Roses and Lilacs said...

A truck load of mulch, nothing would make me happier;) Don't gardeners get excited over the strangest things? Your blooms and butterfly are beautiful. Haven't seen any butterflies up here yet, still pretty chilly.
Marnie

Leedra said...

Yep, it is a Tiger Swallowtail. Nice capture! All your flowerbeds are filling up so nicely. Looks like your chair is in the right place to enjoy all those flowers.

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Carla said...

You like a little teenie bopper there Darla!! Things are looking great (I'm drooling over the mulch), I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day:)

flowergardengirl said...

You look amazing! I see a clean truck hauling mulch---how nice of him to do so. That means they love you extra special.