The color of Pollen

Some of our oak trees are pollinating and right now they look fuzzy like these pictures.

Such a lovely color of a yellowish/green but it is not good for the allergies.

I love springtime but my black truck has changed colors. I need to give it a bath but I am not sure how long it would last because I think it would come right back.

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Lowes garden clearance

Every time I go to Lowes I have to go out to the garden center and check out the clearance plants.

I prefer the $1.00 ones and most of the time there is plenty to choose from that still look very good. The dollar ones are normally the pint-sized pots.

This year I have bought 12 Yellow trailing pansies and 20 Red Laser Cyclamen .

To give these clearance flowers an extra boost I miracle grown them 1 x a week for a month.

The normal price of these flowers would be $180.00 I paid $32.00.

Let’s just say SCORE!

I also purchased some red geraniums at Josephs Garden Center in Manvel. I had a few coming back from last year they were red so I stuck with the red and yellow theme for my purchased flowers this year.

I love springtime and adding a little color to the yard is something I do every year but usually, I spend a lot more money.

 

Flower bulb exchange

Would anyone be interested in a flower bulb exchange?

I love flowers and gardening and would really enjoy this if I can get others interested.

We have Louisiana Iris and Paperwhites. Last year I started gladiola bulbs and they were so pretty but Zoee keeps digging them up so I may not have any left.

This is a great way to get a wide assortment of bulbs the cheap way lol.

If you are interested let me know.

 

 

Violet Beauty

I truly love the springtime when the flowers start to bloom and everything turns green again.

Our wisteria is on the back fence and it always puts on a show. This year was no exception.

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Spring is in the air

Today is the first day of spring and pink is such a great color.

Our azaleas started blooming about two weeks ago and they have been stunning this year. Normally the March winds blow off all the blooms but that did not happen this time so we have really gotten to enjoy them.

Happy Spring everyone.

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Life is good

Verbena is one of those old fashion flowers that still stands the test of time.

It comes back year after year sometimes prettier than the year before. I cut mine back a little bit in the early spring but I do not cut it back a lot.

The color purple is so soothing and very relaxing. A sense of calmness and peace washes over you and it makes you feel so free. I love this color.

Life is good!

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Mulberry thieves

The cedar waxwings are back and they are stealing our mulberries right off the trees.

They have a mask on like a bandit in disguise they are thieves I tell you.

Their diet is 70% fruit so this is why they are happy to see our mulberry trees.

This is the second year in a row that they have come in large groups and eat all day long for a few weeks until they strip the mulberry trees dry of all the fruit. We do not mind sharing the mulberries with the birds we just wish they would not eat them all.

We do not mind sharing the mulberries with the birds we just wish they would not eat them all.

Daisy is mad because she likes to eat the ones off the ground and as you can see they are eating those too.

They are some sleek looking birds that is for sure.

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The yellow – rumped warbler

These little birds are everywhere right now and this one stopped just long enough for a few quick poses on an overcast day.

When I get a glimpse of  yellow out of the corner of my eye I know it is these little birds.

Nature shares her beauty with us every day and we simply need to take the time to enjoy it.

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