Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter !!!

Happy Easter !!!
Here are some snapshots of our Easter Day for our Friends and Family.  We especially hope my Dear Sister Terry will enjoy them ~ since she needs a glimpse of green so badly!  (Spring really is coming!!!)

About as far back as I can remember Easter also meant plants, rebirth, Spring.

Who ya gonna call when the Easter Bunny needs help ???
(With a Special Thank You to Laurel for Forwarding this from Kri!)

Hey, the Easter Bunny and his Little Tiger Friend came !!!
I must've been kind of good, because the Easter Bunny brought me a New Guinea Impatiens, some baby Cucumbers, and a Dragon Wing Begonia for my container plantings.  (For now they're resting on the Nature's Helper we mulched our little Memorial Bed with ~ most of the plants were ones that Mom or Dad gave us years ago.  The Lily of the Valley and the White Wood Hyacinth are coming up now, but I don't have any photos of them yet.)

Pat's been saying we need even more sedums . . .

She must've been Really Good because the Easter Bunny brought her even more sedums!
More sedums here . . .

More sedums there . . .
(I'm beginning to wonder if the Easter Bunny or his little helper is going to help me dig up the hillside that is going to be our new Rock Garden?  And what about collecting and moving and planting all of those
 Really Big Rocks for it?  Huh?  Huh?!?)

Oh thank you Easter Bunny Tiger !
What can I use this lovely container for???

Hey, I have a cool idea!
(It's getting hot out . . .)

Is it level now?

It worked!
I mean, of course it worked ~ I'm a Bauman!

The glass balls were collected by our Family on, or near, Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands in the 60s.

It was getting pretty hot and we both had worked really hard Saturday cleaning up the yarden.  The last of the leaves are finally gone, the beds are fertilized and most of the containers are ready for the new season.  The "lawn" is de-thatched, re-seeded and fretilized.  I've sown a batch of mesculin and radishes, and the Basil Babies are flourishing.  So, of course, we ended up flaking out in the shade for awhile, both of us feeling yesterday in ways that told us just how long this last Winter had been!

So here's a tour of our front yarden from the comfort of our shaded chairs.

Sometime you really just have to take the time to enjoy the day.

Our hillside perrenial bed.  (We still need to trim the liriope on this side of the steps!)
Neat!!!  The Easter Bunny left us five bags of shredded hardwood mulch in the car???
I think it might be a little hot and late to get started today . . .

Our new fountain.  Hal and Bruce's house is in the background beyond our wild flower area.

The bench, with twice as many sedums as we had just a week ago!

Last Christmas Santa Claws gave Pat this wonderful David Grant bird house.  It's a wood-fired salt glazed piece of functional pottery that he thought the kitty boys would enjoy watching from the back of the sofa.

From our front door you can see that the new early crocus have faded and the later ones are in full bloom.
From the sidewalk the pansies really shine.

I changed the hose so we would have even more relaxing lovely burbling sounds from our new foutain.

The trilliums are going crazy in the wildflower area.  We have at least fifty red in bud or blooming this year!

Here are the lower Blood Roots at peak bloom.

One of our white trilliums in bud.

The last of the flowers on our Oconee Bells that I divided from Dad's planting.

A few of our upper Blood Root closing for the night.
(I'll have to upload some pictures of our incredible Trout Lillies later.)

Daffodils in the evening's glow.

Hal and Bruce are our favorite neighbors.  Tonight Bruce brought us a couple of slices of his delicious homemade apple pie!

One of the funny things about blogging is that sometimes just when you think you are finished you aren't.  Here's a photo I found when I was taking another look at Painter's site tonight and checked out their Facebook postings!

Sedums and lettuce and coleus and Fun with plants!
Isn't this a Big Part of what it's all about ?

We hope that you have had as Happy an Easter as we have !!!