Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Teacup and Garden Flowers

I know Mother's Day is Sunday. This pretty teacup and saucer came my way this weekend and the garden flowers were blooming, peonies were getting fatter, sweet peas are mostly planted and I thought I would share a bit. I framed the cup and saucer in PicMonkey. The rest of the pictures are collages made with iPiccy.

Bachelor buttons and tulips.
Rhododendron in bloom (east side was winter damaged)
First oriental poppy blossom of the year and first poppy of the year.
Today I dug out weeds in the small blueberry bed and planted sweet pea plants as well as sweet pea seeds. Tomorrow I will add green peas to the mix. They are soaking right now. They grow well together on the same supports. Peaches found the bone she has been working on and DGS carefully weeded vine weed from the peonies and tulips. He has very good hands and eyes for weeding and we have many discussions about bugs, little white egg clusters and earthworms and what is and isn't a weed while we are working. 
This grouping is lily of the valley (I think, they are very large plants), bleeding hearts (I think), peony and various herbs.
I think I can see ants on that peony. I am going out to see if I need to spray with something natural. My garden areas are small and right now very full of weeds and dandelions and grass with roots that grow deep and wide. You would be (well, I am anyway) amazed at the sheer volume of chick weed, dandelions, buttercups, rogue grass and much more that needs to be removed from the garden beds.

Hope DS picks up the lawnmower tomorrow (in for a full tune up) so the grass can be tidied. I think I will have another session with the weedeater, no rain is scheduled for the next few days.


Bloomin' Tuesday  Ms.Green Thumb Jean
Tuesday Garden Party  An Oregon Cottage
Garden Tuesday  Sidewalk Shoes
Outdoor Wednesday  A Southern Daydreamer
Cottage Flora Thursday  Fishtail Cottage
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life

19 comments:

  1. Joy, that teacup and saucer are lovely. I also enjoyed the other photos. Our Peony plants are coming along nicely, too. I love the flowers!

    Jan

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  2. The ants aren't really doing any harm to the Peony, they just milk the sweet sap that comes out of the leaves....don't harm them, they do good also.

    I love your header, and especially the photo of the Salter scale...I remember seeing one at the antiques mall years ago, and ever since I have kicked myself for not buying it..it was around $65 and it was a little too dear for me then.

    I miss the Antiques mall, it's a long drive now.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  3. We got some much needed "soaking rain" last night.
    Along with the beauty of flowers come those pesty weeds.
    Great photos, Joy.
    I actually bought my mom a beautiful tea cup & saucer for
    Mother's Day this year.

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  4. Hi Joy,

    What a lovely post! Your new teacup and saucer are so pretty and your gardens look great! Peaches is so adorable - a german shepard? My Lily-of-the-Valley should be in bloom this week if it ever stops raining.

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  5. Hi Joy,
    What a lovely teacup and saucer you have, so pretty with the blue flowers.
    Your garden looks ahead of mine. My lily of the vallely leaves are much smaller than yours. I've got lots of weeds though! Grandsons are so much fun to have around and as they get bigger lots of help! Have a good day,
    Nancy

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  6. Your poppies are wonderful! Also, I just noticed the old suitcase in your topper - good use of 'newspaper.' Everytime I see your header I'm inspired (and entertained).

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  7. pictures of your garden make me so happy. Thanks for sharing. I wish I would take time to get my garden going. Problem with a right hand is slowing me down. Love the cup too. Happy Mother's Day.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures

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  8. What a sweet tea cup and your garden is lovely! I so enjoyed my visit. Thank you!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  9. A perfect combination for a nice Mother's Day.

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  10. Beautiful garden! And your teacup reminds me of one my mom had when I was young. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Look at all of the beautiful things you have growing! And the cup and saucer is charming!

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  12. You have a gorgeous garden...what a blessing! I need to get busy on mine! My 12 and 5 year old daughters got some seeds from grandma so they planted those---and my husband has been keeping it mowed nicely---but that's about it! :)

    HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!
    Sarah

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  13. Wow! Look how your garden does grow!! Love all your beautiful plants just lovely.Thanks so much for sharing it:) Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  14. So glad you came to link up over here at the Cottage Garden Party! I love that sweet tea cup & love your garden blooms - so much to look at and enjoy in your garden! xoxo, tracie

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  15. Such a sweet tea cup! Peaches is adorable and what a lovely yard she has to enjoy her bone!

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  16. I hear you about all the weeds in the garden! This is, traditional, the first weekend we can start planting annuals as the danger of frost is over. Unfortunately, we are to get rain all weekend. I will have to wait another week which makes me sad. Mother's Day means spending the day out in the garden to me :) Your teacup is so sweet! What a nice find. Thank you for linking up! I love seeing what you are up to ♥

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  17. Hi, Joy. I found you when you commented at A Delightsome Life about her featuring my post about our new grandbaby and his bassinet, so I thought I'd visit, of course. I'm your newest follower--your blog is so full of interesting things, and your flowers are beautiful! Thank you for your nice comment. ~Zuni

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  18. Beautiful Flowers, love them all!

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  19. I love that teacup and soccer!!

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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