Thursday, April 26, 2018

I like Thursday. I'm ba-a-ack!

Greetings friends.  After many weeks of my cable/internet/and phone problems we are finally back online.  I'm still catching up with emails and blog posts so excuse me if I haven't been in touch!

Fortunately for me, it's the time of year when I'm so busy I'm barely using electronic devices so welcome to the garden edition of I like Thursday!!!

I like freshly mulched beds! 
I mulced the back yard last week and it looks so much better!
 I love windchimes in the garden.  
We might have a half dozen of them around the backyard.
 I love daffodils and this year is a bumper crop!

 The tulips are beginning to bloom!
I like that Scout now shares a trait with our first female dog.  She is a good squirrel hunter.  The squirrels are constantly ripping the bark off my trees, digging in flower pots, or trying to rip up my tulips.  All I have to say to Scout is "SQUIRREL!" and she goes running out to chase them away.  It is wonderful!  Scout is doing well except when she is making a mess while I'm making taking the shower.
Yes, we have to hide the toilet paper.

I ordered some perennials from Bluestone Perennials and I"m very satisfied with what I received.  This year I am adding pincushion flowers and sea holly to the garden and some irish moss as well.

I did get a lot done in the garden in the last few weeks which is wonderful because the tree pollen is falling now and that is one of my worst allergies.  

Anyway, I'm glad to be back online and hope to visit everyone's blog!
Have a wonderful week!


Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

I love your garden! Especially, the tulips. I'm suffering too from yellow pollen everywhere. As soon as we hit 100, which may be today, things should start dying off but I won't be able to go outside due to the heat. I can't win. Enjoy your lovely garden and I'm glad you're back up!
mary in Az

Libby in TN said...

Welcome back! Your garden is looking great. Tree pollen is my biggest allergy, too. Everything gets covered in the yellow stuff.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Michele,
Your gardens looks so pretty! I love the look of fresh mulch - it really brings a smile to my face knowing the weeds are at bay for a little while. Do you use Preen? We have had success with that when we get it down early enough. And Scout during your shower - you aren't supposed to ignore her you know! What else is a poodle to do while being ignored?! Ugg - tree pollen. I am very allergic to it as well, along with Kentucky Blue Grass which is the most prevalent kind in my area. Naturally. ~smile~ Roseanne

LA Paylor said...

Milo wants to play with scout. Why don't you all get in an rv and head this way for a visit? He has quite the tribe of ladies on his side right now and there's always room for another especially a sis with a pretty face.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You have such a beautiful garden! I love the stone pathways. Glad things are blooming for you! I loved the picture of Scout with the ripped up paper - "Who me?"

PaintedThread said...

But... but.. toilet paper is so much fun!

Oh, the smell of fresh mulch. Yay for flowers!

Sandra :) said...

I'm glad your spring weather has sprung - wooooohoooooooooo! We still have a bit of snow in a few spots, and I heard on the weather report tonight that a few places in Ontario may get some snow this weekend, but the last couple of days have been lovely here (still a bit on the cold side though). The sun is shining, which is fantastic :) I don't see anything coming up in the gardens yet, but the snow from last weekend's ice storm has just melted, so things should be popping through soon :) Love the picture of the princess with her score of shredded TP --- what a funny girl, LOL!

Angie in SoCal said...

Scout looks so guilty in that photo. Welcome back, Michele. Enjoyed your post.

cocoya said...

Welcome back! Your garden is looking great. Tree pollen is my biggest allergy, too. Everything gets covered in the yellow stuff.
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Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Oh, a garden post! I think the last of the ice is gone in mine but will have to wait for some drying weather before I tackle the clearing out. Beautiful blooms already Michele. So satisfying to see reward for your work.
Yes, we had a toilet paper lover too when she was younger...there is one in every bunch.