11 May 2010

Icey Bath

I wasn't going to post today because I have had a terrible cold and I am way behind on my gardening and greenhouse duties. Besides that temps last night were in the very low 20's and I have a bunch of extra work to do to remove all the coverings we put on the most tender of the perennials some to no avail. But I love Bloomin Tuesday and wanted to see what was blooming where it may be a bit warmer than here!
My most precious blossom today is the one I put on my header. I love flowering trees and crab apples are one of my favorites, because trees and shrubs are quite new for me to be planting, I eagerly await the outcome. I planted this tree at the end of last season and I am so happy that it is now beginning to blossom!
 These are my volunteer pansies from last year. I love the volunteers that simply show up and bloom before much else in the garden has awoken from its slumber. Please pay particular attention to the disk of ice in the birdbath. Not so sure any birds will be bathing today!Predictions for night time low 30's all week, a bit more normal for this time of year. Have a great day and be sure to see what else is 


Suzanne said...

Brrrrr! Thank heavens for volunteers!

Becca's Dirt said...

My favorite plants are the ones that come back to see me after winter. Your pansy's are beautiful blue.

Jean said...

The first thing I noticed was your beautiful header. Perfect! I had some frost damage but I'm hoping everything will survive. I never get pansies to come back. What's your secret? Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

JWLW said...

HI Meg: LIZA AND JOHN’S GARDEN enjoyed our visit to your blog.
It's always a pleasure to meet another Gardener.

Have a Great Day,

Anonymous said...

I agree with Suzanne, brrrr is right. :) Hope those birds don't mind a cold bath today.

Naturegirl said...

Meg we have a few things in common..fence painted grey and rusted metal garden ornaments..oh one more thing..it's freezing in my garden space too!
Hoping we'll warm up soon!
Blessings to you!
Lovely to meet Blotanical folks!BTW I am slow getting to know my way around B.site.

A Garden of Threads said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. We also have freezing temperatures in our garden. Long weather forcast calls for warmer temperatures, I am hoping!:)

pamsenglishgarden said...

I believe it is even colder in your mountains than in mine, right now, although we had a very hard frost last night. But I believe it will be warm enough to finish planting my vegetable garden in a couple of weeks. Can't wait! Love your pansies. Pam

Linda said...

What a lovely bird bath you have (complete with chunk of ice). When is your typical last frost date? I hope you get some warmer weather very soon!