I thought I would show a few pictures today of the poppies that have started to bloom this week in the
garden. I know I've said this a million times already this Spring...but everything is later than usual here in my garden. I have been a bit impatient, but the poppies are worth the wait.
I like to purchase new varieties of poppies as they come out, because the breeders are coming up with
some gorgeous colors in recent years. I have several different colors here in the garden and would love to share some pictures of them with you.
I know that there are many who read my blog, who are not gardeners and don't get as excited about flowers and viewing them as I do about showing them, so I apologize to you now. Isn't it great when we all have such different ideas of beauty. That's what makes it so great here in Blogland.
When I joined up for Where Blogger's Create, I was torn between showing the garden or showing my studio. The garden is truly where I feel I am the most creative (and it is darned sure where I work my pants off). When we got this property in 1998 it had been a horse pasture. Originally it was part of my grandfather's homestead. My grandfather had died in 1967 and my uncle had the property. His son bought it from him a few years ago and decided to divide it and sell off a couple of lots. He built his house on the adjoining lot and I couldn't ask for a better neighbor (or cousin).
My aunts tell me that this section of the property is where the dairy barn used to sit. Must be why everything is so happy.
I had always dreamed of an English garden, and with the blessing of my husband, started to garden
obsessively passionately, planting everything I could get my hands on.
As you can see I got my hands on a lot of poppies!!!
I'm just crazy for them...
In every color I can find...
This one is my favorite and the only un-named one that I have.
It was in a pot marked assorted poppy mix.
I am always so excited to see her bloom.
The snowball viburnum is also in bloom now. Here it is in it's green stage from about ten days ago.
My bushes are still little. They have only been in a couple of years.
I finally bought some for the garden because I would drive by other yards and see them and wish I had a few. Then they would quit blooming and I would forget about them until the next year when I would see them blooming again for someone else, and on and on it went. Did I ever tell you I have short term memory loss...or in this case is it long term?
Here they are as of today! All white and showy!
As I was going through my pics today deciding what to post, I found some from a few weeks ago that
I didn't get to share because a couple of friends dragged me to Farm Chicks with 'em. I'm still on a high after that show!!! It's like I'm on drugs or something, trying to find out where I'm going to get my new (junking) fix!Anyone living nearby, you just HAVE to go to that show. (First of all, 'cause I want to meet you in person) and because it was just so great! I will let you in on a little out of the way coffee house that makes the best berry scones I've ever eaten in my life. That alone was worth the eleven hour drive.
Okay, that's a lie...but they were sure good!
Anyway...on to the pictures...
I took this photo when the crab apple by the pasture fence was still in bloom and the lilacs had just opened. Oh man...you cannot believe how wonderful it smelled back there. It even over-rode the smell of fresh horse manure!
This pretty lilac was just opening when I snapped this. It's my favorite lilac in the garden.
Beauty of Moscow
This one is a blue lilac and has a heavenly scent.
Thank you for hanging in with me today and hanging out in the garden.
This is where I love to create the most.