Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hummers are back...

Last week, I heard a hummingbird.  I didn't see it, though.  I just heard it.

Yesterday, when I got home from work, Kirstin told me that she and Julie actually saw a hummingbird.  (Guess it's time to get out my hummingbird feeder.)   The tiny bird was going to the honeysuckle I had planted for it.  And they said it stayed around for quite awhile.  I planted this vine so we could see its blooms (and therefore the hummingbirds) from the window above the kitchen sink.  It currently sprawls across the deck, but I'm going to make a trellis sort of thing in the deck rails so it can climb up some more.

This is a native honeysuckle.   It's not the imported, invasive kind.  I bought it from Mail Order Natives a couple of years ago.  I've got another one on the other end of the deck, but life has been decidedly harder for it (including me almost pulling it completely out of the ground when I was weeding), so it's not doing as well as this one.  Anyhow, I'm thrilled that the hummingbird found the honeysuckle I planted for it.

Have a beautiful day!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Iris in the bed...

This morning,  I took a few pictures of the gorgeous blue and white iris in its garden bed.  I'm not sure how I like the quality of the pictures, but at least you have some idea of the colors in the bed.  The iris is next to Ballerina rose.  The iris and the rose are along the path to my back door and then behind them, stretching out to the pedestal is my hummingbird garden.  One of the salvias, the pink you see behind the iris, has begun blooming already.

I love how the pinks and blues look together.  Ballerina rose is covered with buds and will be stunning when they all open.  (You can click on the pictures for a larger view.)

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blue Iris...

It's been awhile!!! It's also been awhile since I've taken pictures, so only the close ups on this iris turned out. I'll try again when I have more time. But, I just had to share this gorgeous iris bloom that opened this morning. It is along the path to my back door, next to Ballerina rose.

Have a beautiful day!