Saturday, April 9, 2016

Fairy Garden Walk About. . .

I stand all in awe and amazement at the onset of Spring 2016!

Usually, in April, here On Crooked Creektt,
we are just beginning to see a blossom on the Ornamental Bradley Pear,
Ornamental Cherry, Ornamental Plum and Red Bud Trees.

Ornamental Cherry Tree March 5, 2016.

Ornamental Plum Tree March 5, 2016.

Our temperatures have been all over the mercury 
and still are not our normal temperatures for Spring.

I was able to cut back our Ornamental Grasses in 
On Crooked Creektt's Fairy Garden in March, instead of May, this year!

And what to my wondering eyes should appear?

But new growth of purple salvia in the Fairy Garden, no less!

Purple Salvia new growth March 8, 2016.

Followed by wintered over Dusty Miller!

Dusty Miller, March 2016
that was planted in Spring 2015!

Sedum that is nearly as tall as the irises!

Autumn Sedum March 8, 2016.

On Crooked Creektt's Fairy Garden Spring Cleaning 
has been completed for 2016.

The Fairy Garden, March 8, 2016.

The Fairy Garden, March 8, 2016.

Even through On Crooked Creektt's Easter Snow, 

Easter Snow March 27, 2016.

Easter Snow March 27, 2016.

and the unstable temperatures, the Fairy Garden is somewhat protected 
by the Ornamental Cherry and Ornamental Plum Trees.

Ornamental Cherry Tree March 8, 2016.

Ornamental Cherry Tree March 8, 2016.

Ornamental Plum Tree March 8, 2016.

Ornamental Plum Tree March 8, 2016.

I'm excited to be visiting our local Garden Center soon 
for some Fairy Garden Annuals 
that my personal Master Gardener, "Mr. Ed" will gladly plant.

The Fairy Garden, April 8, 2016.

A Fairy Garden walk about On Crooked Creektt,
in early Spring, refreshes my soul and renews my spirit!

The Fairy Garden, April 23, 2016.

The Fairy Garden, April 23, 2016.

What better way to enjoy my Fairy Garden On Crooked Creektt
than by visiting the lovely Gardens of others in a Garden Party!

A special thank you to these amazing hostess for an invitation to join

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Please join us, won't you?

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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As you visit the above host and hostesses,
may you come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use within your own home d├ęcor.
Please leave a short comment
to let each of them know how much you enjoyed their linky party.


Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

We are having snow and a frost. Not sure if some of our plants will survive. Loved you faery walk.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I just love the beauty of spring. We had a work girls day out yesterday and I picked up my friend who lives in a beautiful town full of old homes. It was cold but the sun was shining and the grass, trees and flowers were just gorgeous.

podso said...
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podso said...

Beautiful promising blooms! And so nice to see your fairy garden again.

Gina said...

It's so nice that you are able to get outside & get things ready for Spring! Your blooms are coming along beautifully. We're not there yet, but I'm hoping soon!

Jann Olson said...

Being in the garden refreshes my soul as well sweet friend. What a nice surprise to see all of that life popping up. My garden is really starting to put forth color with all of my early trailing plants on the rock wall. Love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Christine Graves said...

I love seeing the cute little sprigs starting to pop up, it always brings me such hope of new flowers! Here's to hoping the weird weather changes are behind us!


Laura said...

There is nothing better than a walk in the garden- especially this time of year when our plants are doing their best to show off.

I hope you will share this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
We would love for you to join us.
Just stop by my blog Thursday to enter.

Enjoyed visiting, and I am a new follower :),

White Spray Paint

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Well Pat- spring has sprung there for sure! Love to see all the new plant growth and flowering trees/shrubs. As you know our weather is crazy where I live. A week ago we had a lot of snow and the past few days have been in the 70s and it looks like spring has finally begun here. I enjoyed walking around your yard and gardens!

Laura said...

So nice to see spring plants hope to see soon
It is still cool here,

Stacey said...

In what state is Crooked Creektt, Pat? Here in Texas we had such a mild winter that like you, many things are way ahead of normal. I know this because I've looked back at my blog pictures from last year.

I stand in awe too. It's the best time of year!

Art and Sand said...

So many people around the country have talked about crazy weather. I remember one blogger last year who got all of her flowers planted in May and then had to run out to dig everything up due to a crazy snow storm.

You fairy garden is sweet and I appreciate the inspiration - I saw the Dusty Miller and remembered that I wanted to plant some.

Enjoy these spring days in the garden.

Nancy's Notes said...

Loved what you wrote Pat, walking in a garden refreshes my soul and renews my spirit! So true! What a wonderful post!
Happy week, dear friend.

Laura said...

So glad you are here!w
Woo hoo!
Happy Garden Party!

Jann Olson said...

Pat, it is such a wonderful feeling to get the spring cleaning all completed, isn't it? So fun to watch those plants pop up. Blossoming trees are one of my favorite things of spring. My pear just finished blooming, bud I still have buds on my twisted redbud. One of my favorites as well. I love how the garden is continually changing! Thanks so much for sharing with us for the garden party sweet friend!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Pat your irises are amazing! Thank you so very much for linking up to the garden party. Your post was completely enchanting.

The Charm of Home said...

I love when the garden blooms in the spring. Mine has been beautiful this year. It has been cold and wet. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!