Thursday, April 7, 2011

Party Time

I am linking up with Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday and tomorrow with Tootsie at Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday. Ya'll go check out these great blogs to see what others have to share today and tomorrow. It's that time of year when the parties will be getting bigger as most of us have some pretties blooming. I just love this time of year.



The weather is just gorgeous today. Wish I could take this desk outside to enjoy the warm sunshine or better yet be in my gardens enjoying the sweet smell of the soil.

These pretty skies are expected to last thru the weekend with the exception of a 20% chance of rain tomorrow. Well that means I probably won't get wet or even have too many clouds. We are expecting temps to be in the upper 70's and warming into the mid 80's this weekend. Could be a beach weekend.


On to some of the flowers I have to share today. I love how the snaps look with the pink verbena.

The red verbena is also showing off. This one is a true red too.

I have toyed with tossing the broken down bird feeder in the trash. I have repaired it so many time now that a nail wouldn't hold the feeder onto the bottom. I was on my way to the trash when I thought I just can't do that. So I placed it in a pot with some white dianthus coming out. Around the bird feeder I placed more white dianthus and purple white eye verbena. Hope it fills in good later on. 

Can't believe all of the mums are so loaded with buds.

Orange marigold is in the herb garden.

These are the newest yellow marigolds. I love the petals on this one.

This is the size of my only blueberry bush. It must be at least 10' high. The berries on the top will be for the birds unless I take a stool to the tree. I don't really need that many berries though and the birds really appreciate them.

Kinda hard to see here but there are berries everywhere you look. Hope they will be big and juicy like last year. Remember last year we had a drought for a couple of months so we will see. The peaches are definately affected.

That's it for me today. Hope you all have a beautiful weekend where ever you are or whatever you are doing.


29 comments:

Thisisme. said...

Such colourful photos of the gorgeous plants, as always! You're right, that cute little bird house is too sweet to be thrown away. It is quite a feature now. The weather here today is amazing, with clear blue skies and 20 degrees C (which is pretty warm for where I live at this time of the year). I have been working in the garden. We might even be able to have a barbecue on Saturday!

Darla said...

Looking good Becca...you know you can buy liquid nails or Quick Grip all purpose permanent adhesive (earth friendly) or even waterproof glue to repair your birdbath and make things? Chat soon.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

The garden look's beautiful! Great photos enjoy your Thursday....Julian

Carol said...

Everything is so PRETTY! Love the bird feeder in the pot. I could not have thrown it out either and you re-purposed it beautifully :)

April said...

I think the birdfeeder in the pot is very cute! Your yard is looking good! Hope you get to enjoy a beach day this weekend. I'll be in Pensacola Fri & Sat for a Women's Conference with my church. (not going to the beach though, it'll be a busy two days!)

Marydon said...

G'morn, Becca ~ Ummmmm, yummy! Blueberries ... your gardens are lovely, captured beautifully.

I can hardly await mine.

Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

FUN GIVEAWAY ENDS 4/10

Dirt Princess said...

This weekend is defintely a beach weekend. Need to go and enjoy it before it gets too hot to go. I will be at Petals on Saturday :-), maybe I can get a little sun while I am there. Your blueberry bush is loaded!

Everlasting Blooms said...

I Love your garden! I wish we could plant verbena in our garden this early, it must be nice :)

~ your little birdfeeder reminds me of our fairygardens! Stop over if you get a chance and take a look :)

Sunray Gardening said...

Lovely flowers. Can't wait for mine to start blooming, but nothing serious going on yet other than growth.
Cher
Goldenray Yorkies

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your garden is looking beautiful and well in advance of mine.

Olive Cooper said...

Your verbena is looking good. I need some pink I think:}

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a great way to re purpose the birdhouse..it is really cute! Your flowers are looking good Becca:)

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Hey Becca,
Thank you for stopping by to see what is going on in my garden...Hope to share more pix tonight and join a couple more parties.

I adore what you did with the old bird feeder, I think it looks adorable...Was cool to see your blueberry bush grown so big...We have 2 to plant very soon over in the side yard where our gopher turtle lives...we need to find some wild strawberry seeds to plant for her too.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Blessings Kelsie

Loretta said...

Hello Becca, now I can comment on your garden...it is beautiful! I love all the flowers, but the marigolds, expecially yellows, are my favorite! Thanks much for sharing. Luv-Loretta

Daisy said...

What a clever way to reuse your bird feeder, Becca. Wow, you're going to have lots of blueberries. YUMMY! :)

One said...

The bird feeder look so beautiful with the flowers. I'm glad you didn't toss it away. I see that your previous post says mostly pink. We have different pinks.

HolleyGarden said...

Wow! I have been considering getting a blueberry bush. I didn't realize they got so big! Your mums are looking good! Enjoy the nice weather!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Becca, Love your flowers and that Blueberry tree is awesome.

The Verbena is beautiful...And I loved what you did to that old bird feeder.... Neat!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

June said...

It's so nice to visit your garden Becca. I would love it if I could raise blueberries here. My garden is zone 4 here in the northern mountains and we are a little cold here to have them. I have been trying some of the hardier varieties, but so far no luck.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I'm going to dream of beach weather here, can't tell you how wonderful that sounds. Just knowing that someone is having warm weather is encouraging. Your flowers all look so happy. I can't believe how big that blueberry bush is! Mine are loaded with flowers and berries won't be far behind. Enjoy your sun.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Becca your garden is looking so pretty! I am not participating in Tracie's linky party this week because I have been way too busy!!!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous green yard!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You have beautiful flowers, bushes, trees to look forward to. I know how great the weather is, we have it also in Georgia!!!

Tootsie said...

I can't wait to see what color my verbena will be...I usually know what colors each tray hold...but my little container just said verbena..so they are going to be a surprise!
your post was great today...thanks so much for linking in this week!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Becca! Are you sure you live in the U.S and not in Australia or Asia? I can't believe you have all these wonderful, summery blooms!!!

Patty@sewingseeds said...

Your flowers look beautiful Becca. I have an old birdfeeder that my husbands grandmother made. I think I'll borrow your idea and place it in a big container garden.

Marydon said...

G'morn sweet Becca ~ You hav won 3rd place in the Poo- giveaway ... you have these 3 choices ... Poo-Pourri, Oh! My Goodness Room Spray or Down & Dirty Hand Cleaner. Let me know ...

Hope you have a great dau ... TY & stay tune for the next giveaway. We are also having a giveaway at Coastal Charm blogspot today also.

TTFN ~
Marydon

siteseer said...

Wow you guys are way ahead of us. We had a great weekend, but the kids filled it up :) I do have a few crocus but that's about it. I plan on getting my act together this week and joining in on FF this week. Love the bird house.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Hi there! Finally enjoying my morning coffee and peeking at all the garden posts shared last week at Cottage Flora Thursday's! Thanks so much for linking up your post - those verbena's are so colorful! I should have the link up later this evening to this weeks party and can't wait to see what you share! xoox, tracie