Thursday, May 2, 2013

Inspirational Thursday - Spring

Without sod in the front or back, a lot of leaves get trapped around the plants which need to be pulled away in spring.  I uncovered this couple the other day, took a photo and put a few leaves back over them for privacy.
The Itoh peony buds are quite robust this year and I have hopes of entering one of the huge yellow blooms in the flower show again.
I'm linking with Mary for Inspirational Thursday.

20 comments:

  1. Thoughtful you! Ha! So cute! Yes, your peony stalks look beautiful.

    You'll be happy to know that thanks to your tip I've watched a little You Tube class on rose pruning in spring. Learned a few things, too. So I'm off to remedy my I pruned roses.

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  2. So even ladybugs need privacy, huh?

    Hee hee, too funny.

    I missed the rose pruning in spring post, better start scrolling back to catch it. I am a newbie rose owner and do it all wrong, I just know I do!!

    Thanks, Judith.

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  3. Ladybug love? Oh my. That's too cute. :)

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  4. That's funny! :) I look forward to seeing your flowers in full bloom. Hope you get a great one to enter!
    Karen

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  5. I have came across a few of them myself. Isn't it so nice to have spring finally arrive.

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  6. Now there's a hopeful sight!!!

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  7. Such a kind gardener! Privacy for the ladybugs. Isn't it lovely to see everything emerge from the ground? Happy spring!

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  8. Lots of spring activity there. I'm sure they appreciate your thoughtfulness!

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  9. Spring has well and truly sprung in your garden Judith - that is a sure sign!
    You'll be grateful of the Ladybug population increasing - they are such wonderful pest busters in the garden!
    Shane ♥

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  10. I spotted my first bee today, Judith. I'll have to keep a look out for other creatures.

    Good luck with your flower show; I can see that your peony is further along than the ones I have.

    -Karen

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  11. Glad you gave the little ones some privacy...they deserve it!...:)JP

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  12. I can't get over how tall some plants are getting like the peonies....

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  13. Mine are coming up also. One of the pretties flowers there is I think.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  14. You are a thoughtful and real gardener.
    You have to know that this post made my heart warm. I hope the sun is warming your garden and I look forward to seeing your lot's of flowers!
    Tomoko

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  15. Judith,
    Too fuuny, dear one!!!
    I'll not be able to gaze upon a ladybug without a grin across my face from now on! Ha! Quite nice of you to re~cover them!!!
    I'll be watching for photos of those peony bloosoms!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  16. What a welcome sight those little starts are!

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  17. I'll keep my fingers crossed for your peony entry! LOVE those big, blowsy blossoms!

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