The end of last month had a lot of things blooming earlier than usual such as this white peony. Oh how I love them!
These azaleas really took off this spring probably due to more rain.
A new clematis on a new arbor that holds a Lady Banks Rose
Another peony along with a knock out rose in the background. I prefer antique roses, but this one kind of snuck in! We also had several loads of dirt brought in to level places out. It is a never ending process around here with lots of work needing to be done.
So when my aunt called to say she was in South Carolina and then going up to my grandmother's house in North Carolina; she asked if I'd like to meet her in South Carolina to go to this gorgeous nursery. I needed a nursery break so of course, yes! First thing I saw was this yellow peony. Oh how I drooled over it. However, right now $80 for one plant is a little out of my price range.
We bought two of those pots off to the right for my grandmother.
I would love to have all of these around me!
I am doing something similar to this very soon.
See the rocks made to look like owls? And I didn't see it until this photo, but the little cherub to the left of the ever so cute chair is just calling my name. It is saying how am I ever going to plant all of this?
May not be this year, but yes sir you will see this in my garden one day.
Family of owls.
We could have stayed there a lot longer, and once when my aunts took my grandmother they stayed over half a day. My grandmother loves flowers so much that she just can't stand not to be outside with them. So I bought two chairs that would be sturdy enough for her. She seems to be enjoying sitting there and looking! We planted over 50 bulbs on the slope along with plants that we planted along the driveway that we picked up.
She doesn't look like she is going to be 95 in under six months does she?
What childhood memories this tree brings. When I was little the trees in the background were not even there along with all the others that have grown so much you can't even see the mountain with the ranger station on it anymore.
So many blooming this year.
Yes, we made her happy!
My grandmother says she still sneaks outside to walk without anyone around so she can look at everything. She really is not suppose to as she is not as steady as she once was a few years back. My dad says she will probably make a 100, and of course she will still be sneaking out to look at her flowers!