Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A little garden work

Yesterday was a beautiful day...75 degrees, sunny, and no wind.  Today was 90 degrees and 35 mile an hour winds.  I'm so glad I spent yesterday outside.  Here's my little red radio flyer wagon loaded with stuff to plant my window boxes.

And here they are planted.  Looking pretty skimpy now but they will fill in.

Some of my peonies are open

Some are still buds.  This big plant is from my daughter for Mother's Day.  I don't remember the name of it.  It is supposed to attract butterflies and humming birds.  I had to take it in today because the wind was just whipping it around.

I got the Humming Bird and Oriole feeders out yesterday too.  This morning I saw 2 Orioles at the feeders and the Humming Birds have been coming all day.  I did manage to capture this one, but it's through the screen so it's not the best.

I'm linking with Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party # 3

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Stop over and see what's happening in other  gardens.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a good weekend.

Until next time,



TexWisGirl said...

you've got a lot of activity going on! glad you got the feeders out and that they already appreciate them!

Mari said...

Your flowers are looking good! I had a trip to the green house today and bought some hanging baskets, but need to get the flowers to plant yet.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I would be awfully excited to see a hummingbird in my garden! I still have work to do outside and I'd like to pick up some plants as well. It's such a traditional thing to do here on our long weekend in May (Victoria Day).

Fishtail Cottage said...

love seeing your gardens waking up from thier slumber! you have many blooms in your landscape to enjoy! your window boxes are going to be lovely in a few weeks! thanks so much for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party today! xoxo,tracie

Carole M. said...

Some impatiens I think; will look lovely when flowering away. Peonies are beautiful Barb'

Is the potted one on post, a Salvia maye? How pretty. Lovely to get the hummers!

Liz said...

Those flowers will fill out soon enough and be a mass of colour. It's lovely to see Spring happening while we are in Autumn and heading for Winter.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Barb

Everything looks wnderful.

I have never seen a hummingbird.

Wish you could come here and sort my garden!!!

x Fiona

Cindy Adkins said...

Very nice window boxes - they're going to look gorgeous when all filled out! I love peonies, too.

A Colorful World said...

The peonies are beautiful! One of my favorites!!!! Love your window boxes. They are going to be so enjoyable from your window as summer progresses!