Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's beginning to feel a lot like spring... :)



Well, maybe not exactly. The temps here in NE PA are unseasonably cooler. But that's ok. Our spring flowers are lasting longer, along with the lilacs. I'm hoping to be able to collect up a few blossoms here soon and take some new pics. I can't wait to fill every room in the house with lilacs. My red peony is actually coming up nice and strong this year. My dear hubby transplanted it last fall to a new location, and it apparently likes it. I'm hoping for some blossoms this year. I'm so excited. Hubs and I went to one of the nurseries in New York (one of his faves)... and I picked up two fennel plants and an asparagus (sp?). He got a multi-colored butterfly shrub and something else (I don't recall). Also, some morning glory seeds he just planted this morning. When we go to the nurseries, he's like a kid in a candy store. He's too funny. We are planning to plant some of our perennial veggies right in with the perennial flowers. This is how they "cottage" garden in Ireland. I think it to be very sweet and quaint. Here in the Americas, we tend to gather everything together by type. Anyhow, I am looking forward to a little bit warmer weather, but not too hot.

Hope this finds everyone content and well. Bloom where you are planted! :)

Hugs all around,
Penny Sue

6 comments:

English Cottage in Georgia said...

You must have read my mind! Earlier this week, I decided to add tomatoes to my perennial bed. Mainly, because I am overwhelmed at the idea of clearing out a garden spot specifically for vegetables :-(.
Your plants in bloom are beautiful - can't wait to see more pics of your garden.

just a little bit shabby said...

Penny,
Your tree is beautiful!! I just love pansies, they are great to press, especially the soft old fashioned varieties.
Glad you are feeling better!
Hugs,
sandy

Ginger said...

We are finally getting some warm weather here in Utah. We got up to 80* today. I worked out in the yard and got an area ready to plant some flowers.
I love going to nurseries too.
I hope you have a great Mother's Day.

Anonymous said...

I've never had a garden before, but wanted to plant one this year. But, with all the rain here in NE PA I haven't had time to even mow my yard. I woke up this morning & decided I needed to at least dig up the areas around my home where I wanted to plant flowers. Then I thought, what about the veggies?!? Thank you for inspiring me to plant those veggies, but right in there with the flowers! It will be interesting to hear what everyone will say, but if I want a true cottage garden I will have to get used to it, won't I?

Have a good weekend!

Valerie

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Valerie, Thanks for stopping by. Yes, there has been a lot of rain. Yesterday was our 8th day in a row with some sort of precipitation or another. And they are calling for more today and tonight. It's been a wet one for sure.

Best of luck with your flowers and veggies... together. Just have fun! The joy of gardening is just what you make it. Just keep in mind how tall or short your plants might grow as your deciding where to plant them.

Stop by again, anytime. :)

Hugs,
Penny Sue

just a little bit shabby said...

Happy Mother's Day dear Penny!
Hope your day is great!
Sandy