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May 2009 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Blooms, FINALLY! I've been looking forward to this day all winter long. Before I get too far into my post though, I'd like to take a moment to thank Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on the 15th of each month. Seeing all of those wonderful colors in the bleak whiteness of a VERY long winter helps make it more bearable.

Now, off for the tour.

I don't have tons of flowers or anything, but I do have a few perennials and bulbs that have just begun to bloom in the last several days. Thanks to lots of rain and some wonderful warm weather, things have really started to spring to life in the last few days.

The tulip bulbs that didn't get gobbled up are showing me a cheery yellow color. I never knew the crazy critters ate the leaves of tulips, it's just plain crazy. Most of them have at least been snacked on.

My candy stripe creeping phlox is beginning to bloom. I think I will divide this huge clump into several plants in a new garden I want to plant in my back yard. I just love bi-color blooms.

My fern leafed bleeding hearts have begun blooming too. Somehow I thought that the traditional bleeding hearts started to bloom first, but apparently I was wrong. It's not the first time, and I'm sure it won't be the last!

I like these because I think the foliage is more interesting than the others.

These garlic bulbs that had just barely begun to sprout and the nasty chipmunks (or squirrels, I don't think we decided) had eaten? Some of them escaped the smorgasbord and sprang into these plants. They're coming up everywhere. Hooray.

Let's not forget the annuals. The poor things have been hauled around so much that some of their hangers have started to break. Maybe I jumped the gun buying all of these beauties already. The 6 packs were only $1.29 each plus an additional 10% off with hubby's discount.

I think having them sit beside the snow blower is a nice touch, don't you? At least I haven't needed it this May!

I know they look pretty sparse right now, but they'll fill in later. I don't have a ton of money to make them look like those $20 baskets in the garden centers, but hopefully they will soon. I've been working hard on my patience over the long winter so I'm sure waiting a bit longer for thick, lush hanging baskets won't kill me.

Several of my containers are not mobile, so they don't get to go on parade like all of the others. I have to tuck them in instead. I have a lot of terry towels that have been retired from the bathing service. They have a much more important job to perform right now.

We have a frost/freeze warning for tonight so I got out before it got too cool outside to trap in some warmth. This is just one of my plants nestled in for the night.

I brought out my canvas painting tarp to cover the seedlings in the veggie garden. Yes, I know I started the tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers too early but I'm sure everything will work out great.

I hope I get going early enough to get everything uncovered before I go to work for the fourth day in a row. They need some sun. It's been a crazy week! I hope to break out and visit you all again soon. Wish me luck at the Junior High!

Thank you for stopping by to chat with me. Please leave me a message, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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