I have been waiting five long years for this dicentra to bloom.
Five years, people! That's just insane.
But I'm glad I didn't give up on her. She seems to really be flourishing now that I moved her to my new woodland garden from my old house. I don't think there was enough of that deep, deep shade she loves at my old place.
This is supposed to be Thalia but I'm not sure where the red edges are coming from. Either way, she's gorgeous.
She was actually mildly fragrant, too. That was a pleasant surprise.
And here's a peek at a sweet container I bought last weekend planted with sedum. I've developed quite a thing for sedum lately. I can't resist them when I see them!
It's been quiet again on the blog, but for good reason. This time of year always finds me working up a flurry in the garden. I'm outside until dark each night after work, coming in only to shower, eat a quick bite, and go to bed.
Weekends are spent outside rain or shine, making sure the gardens are well prepared for the growing season.
My shade garden is coming along nicely. Here you can see the path I've been working on. The large slabs were left from the previous owner. I discovered them mostly hidden under grass and weeds last fall.
I trimmed, trenched, and started laying out the pea gravel in the last week or two. I'm hoping to finish in another week.
The first picture is of some sprouting hosta foliage after one of our recent thunderstorms.
And here are a few random, pink tulips blooming in the front of the house. I have hungry deer who visit my gardens and so I didn't plant any. But I was happy to see these survived!
My apologies to you though- I had intended to photograph all of my gorgeous daffodils but the unusual heat we've had lately made the blooms fade quickly.
Welcome back to my tenth installment of the Monday Mood Board! Thank you so much to everyone who played along last month. You can check out the highlights here!
The idea is simple- I want to showcase things in our everyday lives that I find pretty or inspiring (like household items, clothing, flowers, etc.). I'll take a grouping and then make them into a mood board.
- Use the Mood Board to create a card, scrapbook layout, or other crafty item
- Post your creation to your blog or photo gallery
- Mention the Monday Mood Board challenge, how you were inspired, and link to this particular challenge
- Link to your actual blog post, not your entire blog, using the InLinkz tool below
- Play along as many times as you'd like
- Deadline is May 28th @11:59pm EST
I was really inspired by the garden and the different colors of paint on the artist's tray.
So I decided to color a fun garden image- these cute little mushrooms!
I kept the rest of my card really simple and just layered a few pieces of patterned paper on the side. Then topped with a canvas flower and some twine.
My layout is from this week's Retro Sketch, just flipped on its side.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll play along!