Thursday, May 2, 2013

Celebrating Spring Flowers and a Special Birthday

Today the post includes a late April garden visit, lawn mowing, a birthday gift and tulips and daffodils from the heart.

The ornamental plum tree is blossoming.

Someone that makes my heart sing - DGS - is tall and strong enough to mow the lawn (we share the job) and we no longer 'both' hold the handle and push, he is working solo (yes I am very close by). Sigh. Growing up.

We celebrated at special birthday last week with lots of hugs and a couple of surprises for Grandpa.

Birthdays involve flower shopping and Grandpa almost got orchids (DGS loves orchids). 

The parrot tulips grew, the peas are a bit taller, the peony is doing very well as are the rhubarb, weeds and dandelions. 

Picked with care and love. They lasted in the house from Friday to Monday night.

I am a very lucky Grandma indeed.

Sharing with: Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson,  Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage: A Favorite Thing Friday, Little Red House: Spring, Saving 4 Six, The Brambleberry Cottage, Rooted in Thyme, Tootsie Time, Diana Rambles, How Sweet The Sound Pink Saturday, Donna of Funky Junk Interiors: Party Junk, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, Sunny Simple Life, Silver Pennies, Boogieboard Cottage, Cottage Sweet Cottage


  1. Beautiful flowers, the plum tree is gorgeous. Looks like you have a great helper with yard work.

  2. Such beautiful photos you took! The flowers are gorgeous!


  3. Grandchildren are such a joy and a blessing. Your flowers and vegtables are doing o well here in Wisconsin we just now are seeing buds on the trees. Happy Birthday to your Mr.

  4. I picked up a white orchid from Lowes yesterday. Going to try my hand at them since the first one is still alive and blooming. How long does a bloom stay on there? It's been months!

  5. You are, flowers picked by any grandchild are treasures. Have a wonderful day.

  6. Beautiful colors on those tulips. So intense. And given by a sweet hand. Hope your day is wonderful.

  7. You are indeed a lucky grandma. Beautiful photos and post!

  8. Happy birthday to Grandpa, too. I know the grass is more beautiful, and the flowers sweeter when a grandson is involved. I'm enjoying my time as grandma,too. He's adorable!

  9. It's nice to have a good helper with the mowing. And he's so thoughtful too with that lovely bouquet for his Grandma. Pamela

  10. You are a very lucky grandma. That's a wonderful boy to man up mowing the lawn and still love bringing in a bouquet of flowers!

  11. Your first photo is fantastic, amazing, stunning! Good to have a little helper on lawn duty. We mowed in 85 degree weather Tuesday; by Thursday it was snowing, and it is still snowing. 50 degree temp. swing. Not loving it! lol
    xo Beth

  12. You are indeed a very lucky grandmother! Love the flowering plumb blossoms!
    Have a lovely weekend,

  13. Joy,
    I love your ornamental Plum Tree!
    My is photographed in Mary's Thursday's Inspirations for tree!
    Your lawn is looking amazing for Spring...loved seeing your helper, too!!!

  14. Love the plum tree! A-1 helper you have!

  15. It is so nice that your grandchild is mowing the lawn. In our neighborhood everyone seems to hire a landscaper. Yes, the grass is cut; but gone are the days of loving caring for the yard. It is what it is.
    JM Illinois

  16. Love that moss covered tree ... Grandsons grow up too fast. Ours are 20 and 22. The one I kept while his parents worked would always pick the wild flowers for me ... dandelions and wild onions. Love them and they always remind me of him. Good that you have a grandson near to help you.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  17. No one ever told us how wonderful being a Grandma would be! There still are worries, but lots more time to observe the fun! Combine all that with gardening and spring itself...well SUPER! Lovely moments you have shared here!

  18. Oh, your little helper is daring, and I can see why he is one of your favorite things! So sweet. I love the little hand clutching the bouquet of tulips and jonquils.

    Dropping by from Claudia's blog party to wish you a Happy Weekend.



  19. Hi Joy, This is belated but well meant. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on our anniversary. It was a special day with great memories to last the rest of our life.

    Your flower photos look lovely. I liked the rhubarb too. smile. Mine is growing like crazy. I am sure Grandpa had a grand Bday.

    Wishing you a happy weekend.
    xo, Jeanne

  20. Joy,
    DGS is growing up so fast! Love the flowers and your yard is growing also!
    Hope you have a great week!

  21. Looks like everything is growing beautifully there! Grandchildren are such a blessing...

  22. You have such a beautiful garden! Gorgeous flowers!

  23. So beautiful! I bet seeing DGS grow up isn't easy! Hope Grandpa had the happiest of birthdays.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week, Joy.


  24. Nice of your grandson to mow the lawn for you! I am a new follower from southern Charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Happy Sunday, Nicole!

  25. A very lucky grandma indeed! I love how you included the Dandelions. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  26. So sweet! The tulips as are all your plantings. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.

  27. Can DGS come over and help me with our lawn? ;)

    Love your pics~ especially the flowers! Love the first one since it almost looks artificial!

    Thanks so much for joining in Rednesday! (((hugz)))

  28. What a sweet post! Gorgeous tulips and such a cutie holding them! Visiting from Rednesday. :) Pam

  29. A little help never hurts. I still do all my yard and the mowing.

  30. Such a dear post Joy! Filled with sweetness, tugs at the heart and flowers!

    Happy Rednesday!


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