Thursday, May 29, 2008


2008 ~~ "THE FAIRY" Rose ~~ a week ago!

2007 ~~ "THE FAIRY" Rose ~~ a year ago!

The Pink FAIRY Rose has bloomed! And my oh my how it has grown since last year! In the bottom picture up there it was barely halfway up the arbor this time last year. I was so surprised that not only did it make it to the top this year but it went all the way over & halfway down the other side. And that tiny little red rose on the other side of the arbor last year has grown all the way up to meet the FAIRY at the tippy top! These pictures were taken last week & as all roses do they have already faded but I'm hoping for another bloom....

Well I'm still "out of the blog loop" when it comes to keeping up with what's going around here! It's because so much is going on around here! So many new projects & we are busy as "BEES".....which I will blog about soon!


Friday, May 9, 2008

~~Garden Surprises from the Wildflower Fairy~~

A very unexpected Wildflower Garden has just come to life before our very eyes!

We had a mound of leftover dirt that we had used to fill in holes that our happy chickens dug ~~ Last fall we spread it all out flat & then scattered a variety of seeds - mostly wildflower mix all over it. Just THREW them out there! And then kind of forgot about it - didn't do a thing to it!

Until a couple of weeks ago - when THIS appeared ~ like a Wildflower Fairy had waved her magic wand & wa-laa - there it was! Red Poppies, Blue Bachelor's Buttons, Red Clover, Yellow Coreopsis, Purple Larkspur......It changes & grows every day as more & more little buds open & bloom!

A couple of nights this week we've headed down the road to do our favorite wildflower drive ~~ I love picking huge bouquets of them ~~ and we dug up a few more lovelies to add to add to our new fairy wildflower garden - foxgloves, wine cups, daisies ~ And YES - that IS a purple BOWLING "gazing" BALL smack in the very middle sitting on a stand I picked up from a dumpster in Fredericksburg last month! It was TZ's idea to make it a "gazing" ball stand & I've grown to like that big spash of purple in there! He bought the bowing ball - two of them actually - $1 at a garage sale ~ to paint them like ladybugs for the garden....a very cool idea he saw in a garden magazine!.........but that's another story!

The whole garden is a little unkempt~shabby chic-ish~looking but I kind of like it that way! No planned garden style made by me - just did it's own happy thing!

My Pink Fairy Rose is JUST on the verge of a beautiful bloom! I will bring it to you soon!

Friday night & we're always on the dance floor right about now but decided to give our boots a rest & take a night off......we're up early tomorrow morning to head to the Bowie Trade Days to look for a new *NICE* Rooster, Pet Turkeys, & **FLOWERS**!!!!..............Happy Weekend!! xoxoxo