Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The rain has finally stopped!

      And the sun has come out again! The temps have warmed into the upper seventies, instead of the upper 40's! We were experiencing winter weather since I last blogged! At least for us it was! We had to wear jackets and long sleeves! Who would have thought that in May for Alabama? Our local river has passed flood stage and there's no telling what Nocallula Falls looks like!

      We went to Jemmison, Alabama Sunday, to a great garden center, Petals From the Past! I just knew it was going to rain, since it was very cloudy and raining in most areas. But we only experienced cold winds and clouds! It was cold, but I chose a couple of rosebushes  and muscadine vines anyway! We also got a beautiful yellow iris and some red verbena. I have gotten everything planted except the iris and the verbena. These were gifts to me for Mother's Day. Actually, Valentines as well since I wanted a rose bush instead of a bouquet of roses.

      Of course the girls were here this past weekend! They are so cute growing up! They never cease to amaze me with all the questions they ask! And some of the things they say are so cute! It's a whirlwind when they're here and I miss them when they're not here! I'm sure I'll get to see them a lot this weekend since it's Mother's Day and we all try to get together for that! Hope ya'll have a nice Mother's Day! Thanks for stopping by! Blessings from Bama!

Winterlynn trying to slide. Rubi is always around the children or me!


I like this photo of her!

We just finished breakfast and I think they'r watching Caillou. They love him! I won't let you see my bed-head!


Isn't this a beautiful peony? I just love the color!

Sir Thomas Tipton. This is one of the roses I got. Skylar is almost done with the mulch.

Ruth's Red, a climber. These roses are repeat bloomers. The red one has very full, beautiful red roses, when it blooms.

I'm not sure of the name of this yellow iris. It was given to me. These flowers are inside the chicken yard and are so full of blooms. The rose, in the middle, it's hard to tell, has lots of blooms about to open.

The wild, once-blooming rose bush has small flowers.


Concord grape. I hope it has grapes in less than three years!

The blackberries are so pretty in bloom!

One of the muscadines. Rubi likes the cool, wet dirt.

Another muscadine.

I can't get enough of this beautifully colored iris!

I believe this one is Black Beauty.

I also can't get enough of this beautiful peony!

I need to move this iris out of the weeds. It's a bit close to the woods, too.

13 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day to you. Garden is looking good.

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    1. Hi Jacky! Happy Mother's Day to you too! Thanks!

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  2. Hi Bama Girl! So glad the kids will be living closer to you! Family growing up together...it is good! :) Wow! Rubi is getting big and beautiful! I see she is now allowed to "run with the girls"? I'll bet she is much happier! Your place is lovely! I love the way you asked for a rose bush rather than cut flowers for Valentine's Day! That way you get the thought all summer long! Well, for Alabama, maybe all YEAR long? :) It looks like Skylar is doing a great job on mulching! Amazing that you've been having winter again...I wonder if your fast-growing greenery will grow even faster now that it is warming up and the sun is shining again? Yikes! :) Hope your Mother's Day is as wonderful as ALL your days have been with your wonderful Family! Love, Cheeryshirley

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    1. Hi Shirley! Missed you lately! Yes, we love being with the girls! She can run with Winterlynn but the other girls are still afraid of her. I love things that have a long life! Not something that has to be replaced often. Yes, the roses usually bloom some years until Christmas! It's according to the weather, of course. I believe they call what we had this past weekend, Blackberry Winter since the blackberries are blooming. It's now in the low eighties and very humid! Yes, it will continue to grow and be green unless we don't get rain for a long time. The rainy weather we're having is more typical of the way it used to be here before we started having droughts. Looks like this year the water table is filling up! Thank you so much, Shirley! I do so love my life! You too, have a Blessed Mother's Day! Hope Glen is doing well!

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    1. Yes, Milla, she is. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Love, LOVE peonies! Have nary a one here, and always think of Alabama when I see them! Hmmm, maybe we need to plant one here to enjoy as I love them so. Will that Black Beauty iris bloom as 'black'? Please post of picture of that when it opens. Still have iris envy of yours!! and Yay! you have your own muscadine vines now!!! Did you get the red or white/champagne? I think your Valentine's Day, and Mother's Day gift choices were right on! Have a great day! ps we had 'winter' weather return too and rain, rain, rain. Sun shining and 80+ degrees today, though. :)

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    1. Oh Lisa, your new profile picture is great! You definitely need to plant some peonies! I think they'll thrive in your zone. It's not black, but a beautiful navy blue. I'll share it next time. One is a bronze and the other is a black, I think the girl told me. I know one is male and the other female so hopefully it will pollinate the ones in the woods, if that's what they are. Thank you, and Happy Mother's Day to you too!

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    2. Actually, the color of the iris is dark purple. When I went out again, I realized it has a LOT of purple in it! Kind of like the one in the last photo, but darker.

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  5. It has been wet here as well. And unusually cold. Hopefully Spring is finally here to stay for a bit though. You will love your grapes and muscadines when they start producing .

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    1. Hi Rachel! I can hardly wait! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I hope you have a nice Mother's Day! Always nice to have family come over. Your flowers are wonderful and glad that it didn't rain for your garden visit! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy! Thank you! Happy Mother's Day to you too!

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