Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Kitchen is my Garden ...

Taking the title from my Grandmother, Marie Van Sickle's favorite painting, "The Prairie is my Garden", this is one of the last few days my plants will be inside. Yesterday I went to Norms' Nursery in Aurora after having my nails done in Brookings. That's another story for another day but, yes, I go to Brookings, home of SDSU, to get my nails done. Anyway ... Norm's son, Colin, is on the scene this year and he helped me untangle my Mandevilla ... There wasn't a lot going on except me, my Mandevilla, my gorgeous trailing Geranium, and my quest to get the best Stonecreep Sedum out from under the snow. I am trying to get as much in as possible as early as possible for ground cover as well as a choking device for the friggen crab grass. Grandma "Sickle", where are you when I need you ??? And that is also another story for another day !

Saturday, April 26, 2008

So Glad We Brought the Chairs Out ...

I took this photo of our front yard first thing this morning. It's melting quickly ... thank God. I love the snow but I am totally over it. I thought I would be weeding and pruning the flower bed today. Inside the bed you can see the bird bath, pagoda and fountain. Click to enlarge and you will see the ice cream cone tops on all three.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Last Snowfall ...

Flower garden with my West U pond

Spring Sunset

Pheasants feeding on a beautiful morning

Ok ... no more snow photos, although there is a slight chance we will get a little more on Friday. It won't last with the warm temps, but I have already planted around the mailbox ... I just couldn't wait. What's a gardening gal to do ? The spring sunset and the photo above are taken from, and of, our backyard.