Friday, February 18, 2011

Time to Bloom



Guess whose back? Our very own Dandelion Fairy! Isn't he adorable? He can be a bit naughty at times ( like when the front yard becomes over taken with dandelions) but most of the time he's a lot of fun to have around. He's been known to inspire some good things around here too. Come to think of it, it was his idea for me to start this blog! 


( He lives right next to our entry way. He's hard to ignore the way he shows off his bright yellow blossoms, and even harder to get rid of...I gave up on that idea and now we're the best of friends ) 

Anyway, we were excited to see him again after such a long winter and he couldn't wait to tell us that 
 tiny green shoots of our Crocus bulbs have been spotted in the garden by the kitchen door! 

In celebration of his early return Dandelion Fairy thought it would be fun to share a refreshing sneak peak from our 2010 spring garden. I agree! I think a flower fix is in order! 

PURPLE


Blue Salvia, Geranium, Clematis 



 PINK


Peonies, Rhododendron,Creeping Phlox, Tulips, and Clematis.











  GREEN



English Ivy, White Peonies, Endless Summer Hydrangea, and English Lavender .




Sweet Potato Vine and Snow in Summer grew in my


Sink Garden last year.



 I promise that is the last time I will use the (S) word ( snow) until next winter! 

 What sorts of BORN AGAIN containers do you plant flowers, herbs or veggies in? 
The possibilities are endless aren't they? Think, galvanized buckets, aged lobster pots, coffee cans, tea pots and wire baskets.  An old chair with plantings in the seat makes a wonderful, whimsical planter on a porch or as a fun garden element in a country style garden.


What fun would gardening be without a little help from our Fairy friends?
New printed copy.

* The illustration at the top of this post is the Dandelion Fairy from the book Flower Fairies of the Spring.  Look for the other Flower Fairy books for Autumn, Winter and Summer and additional books by  Author/ Illustrator Cicely Mary Barker. Date 1923- 1990
 These books are reasonably priced if you are looking to purchase new copies. Vintage copies dating back to the 1930's will bring 100.00-155.00 per copy in good condition. You have a real treasure if you already have a vintage copy of your own. 


Happy Gardening and for the first time this year, 
Dandelion Wishes! 
Deborah Jean

I'm linking with Tootsie Time for her weekly Fertilizer Friday!  It's where we bloggers get to flaunt our flowers! FUN! 



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