Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Blooms on Parade

Lilac

Lantana

Azalea

Echinacea

Allium

Salvia

Purple Wave Petunia

I worked outside most of the day yesterday and somehow hurt my back. It was probably when I dug out the three arborvitae and carried them across the yard and replanted them. I forget that I need to ease into the gardening season. My time is more limited right now and I wanted to get so much accomplished. I did get a lot done, but boy did I ever pay for it today.

My neighbor put her hummingbird feeder out yesterday and had hummers visit today. I immediately washed and refilled my feeder, hopefully they will visit me tomorrow.

15 comments:

beckie said...

Robin, yor photos are lovely. My salvia is so close, but no blooms yet. It is hard not to over do isn't it!

SuzyQ said...

oh! thanks for reminding me about the hummingbirds. I need to put my feeders out as well!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiful blooms Robin. Take care of your back. It seems like when I hurt mine it takes a long time for it to heal. Of course I am much older than you. Ha...The only thing good about that is that I can blame age for about anything happening to me. tee hee

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Thank you, Beckie. The salvia is full of blooms this year.

Suzyq, I had already filled mine once, but it wasn't closed properly and all dripped out. I wish I had taken care of that problem sooner, but I really didn't think they would be here this early.

Lisa, thank you. I've had some issues with my back before and try to be careful. When something is wrong in the back it really can limit you and that is not good at this time of the year.

Karen said...

As usual your photos are gorgeous!

I put out my hummer feeder too, I haven't seen any yet, but then again I've been busy too and haven't kept a look out for them.

Nancy J. Bond said...

Your blooms are all lovely, as are your photos. Do take care with your back.

Dave said...

Everything looks great Robin! What kind of salvia is that? We have three varieties of Salvia nemorosa that are all blooming prolifically. They are great garden plants since they are so easy to care for.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Dave, I believe it is the 'May Night' salvia.

Rick said...

Well, I thought the picture of the Allium was particularly nice. Great focal point. Are you free-hand shooting these pictures or using a stickpod?

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Rick, I rarely ever use a tripod or monopod. Occasionally I will have the camera on the tripod in front of the window to capture hummingbirds at the feeder.I have experimented with them but find both to be a hindrance for me.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Beautiful blooms - the Lilacs have started blooming around here, but I'm still waiting for my next-door neighbor's Lilac to bloom. I sympathize with your back problems. I also hurt my back a long time ago & now I have to be so careful. I nearly wrenched it again yesterday moving huge bags of potting soil.

Kathleen said...

I'm amazed at what all is blooming across the country. We aren't nearly that far along here. All your photos are beautiful. and hummingbirds already? Wow!

jodi said...

These are great photos, Robin, as always, and I hope your back is feeling much, much better. Tis the season for running behind in blog reading, too so I have quite a few posts to read and comment on--and stopped here first. I also love George!

mon@rch said...

Wow, such amazing colors that you captured here! Bravo!

Anna--Flowergardengirl said...

I thought about you today because I got my first bird feeder. My oldest son gave it to me. I had cardinals already. I hope my pictures will turn out half as good as yours. They are so stunning. I like your little George above too and glad to see not all the frogs have left your neighborhood.