Do you see what I see?

I’d like to share with you some images from around my house. Growing up in the city all of my childhood, I have never been able to experience wildlife right in my backyard until now. So for all of you country folks who yawn at the idea of getting excited over the sight of a bunnies hoping around their backyard please bear with me.

This fella has been visiting my backyard for the past two summers. I sure hope that he finds his way back again. If anyone knows what species he is I would for you to share.

These are my Gladiolus blooms from last year. I will be sharing pictures of this years first blooms very soon. I forgot that I’d saved this picture on my computer. It made me smile as soon as I saw it, so I decided to throw it in to brighten your day.
Finally, I get lots of these little guys. I like them because they are not so afraid of people. They run around on the grass right along with the children. Unless of course the children try and catch them.
I would love to know what you see that inspires you when you spend time outside of your home?


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Vegetable Garden from Seed Packets

She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16

I spent Wednesday morning restocking my vegetable garden seed reserve. My Mother and Father in-love visited with us on Monday and they shared with us that my FIL has started a vegetable garden.

I gave him a few packages of seeds that I had purchased to plant so that he could experiment. He had planted two store bought tomato plants and two bell pepper plants.

When he saw what was growing in my vegetable garden from seeds he wanted to give it a try.

So after shopping for seeds the children and I headed home to prepare a new flower bed. With their help we hoed the grass, tilled the soil, mulched and finally sowed some Lavender and Dahlia seeds.
I also have a second round of Gladiolus peeking through the soil as well as some tiny lettuce leaves making a grand entrance. I will share pictures later this week.

Thank you for reading about how I spent my Wednesday. I would love to know how you spent yours.

My Flower Garden

These are the beginnings of my Gladiolus blooms. Can’t wait to bring them inside. I have the perfect vase for them.

These are my Spring annuals. I went with Petunia’s this year in three different colors…white, pink and purple.

Planted next to my purple Petunia’s is the parsley from my kitchen window.

The Dandelions grow with no help from me. I just wish that they would grow in a nice pretty bunch in my flower bed instead of scattered all around my house.

I brought this plant a few weeks ago. It was labeled Tropical plant…duh. I have searched the internet and have not been able to identify the species. My beloved Hosta’s. I plan to fill all of the shady areas of my backyard with Hosta’s. They come in pretty blues, whites and variegated lime’s and greens.
I had this ivy in my kitchen over the winter where it really did well. But once the weather heated up it started to wilt. Now it’s back outside and doing much better.
I planted this green fine leafed plant in mid-April, and can’t for the life of me remember what it is. I will figure it out once it blooms.
One of my first perennials were these impatiens. They were given to me by my neighbor. I was hooked on perennials ever since.
Thanks for stopping by and spending time in my garden.
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