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Sunday, May 16

What's in my Garden and Yard?

Dakota is enjoying the nice weather. The birds land just out of his reach and he sits there and watches them. Then when they fly away, he tries to chase them. It's comical to watch.
My pink columbine. Aunt May gave me a piece of hers about 5 years ago and I am extremely fond of this because it is something to remember her by.

Forget me nots are blooming. Every year they spread and take over more of the garden. However, they die back early and give way for the hollyhocks, delphiniums, carnations and other flowers that are planted here.

Today hubby and the boys weeded the flower beds and the veggie garden. Next weekend we will be planting tomato plants and leaf lettuce. Mmm! I can hardly wait for fresh veggies from the garden, but don't want to wish the summer away.


My iris. This plant had dozens of blooms this year. Some died back and we removed them which made way for more to bloom. They are one of my favorites in the spring garden.

Since these photos were taken my Black Knight iris is blooming. Just a couple of blooms on it this year. I really need to transplant it in August to see if it will do better. I also have canterbury bells coming into bloom, peonies and my Oriental poppies. The hollyhocks are about a foot high but have a long way to go. I'm watching the garden patiently to see what will be the next to bloom. My guess is the peonies. I'll try to get some photos when the buds open.

Update:
I'm doing better everyday. Yesterday hubby and I went treasure hunting and found a few things at the fleamarket and a couple of garage sales. Last night I was really tired and was in bed by 10pm. Today I'm doing fine and supervised the garden weeding.

Mom is still in hospital and not doing great. She's had a lot of nausea since Thursday when they changed her meds. I have a hunch that the new meds don't agree with her. They have done a scope on the bladder and an ultra sound but haven't given her any results yet. They are keeping her in hospital until they find out exactly what is going on. I'm very frustrated that the nurses still don't want me to go to see her in case of staph infection. She's been in hospital 2 weeks and I haven't been able to get up to see her. We made sure she has a phone so we talk once or twice a day.

Josh is doing much better and in a very intensive therapy program. At present he is frustrated and angry because his brain is telling him he can do things that he can't do. I totally understand that.

Please keep everyone in your prayers. We are all on the mend.

31 comments:

  1. Your flowers are looking lovely, and I love the picture of Dakota!
    Glad to hear the report on all of you. Praying they get your Mom's meds straightened out and you can see her soon!

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  2. I'm glad you're all on the mend. I'm with you on not wanting to wish the summer away but homegrown is always better. :)

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  3. Enjoyed your garden sweetie. I am praying for your entire family. I love you.

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  4. Our forget-me-nots are spreading like crazy - I love them. The tulips have had a fabulous year - they like the snow and rain much more than I do!

    Glad you're doing better every day - and I sure wish you could visit with your mom!

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  5. Those are great looking Irises. Keep on keeping on.

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  6. I'm so happy to hear you are all on the mend! I'm keeping each of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your irises are gorgeous!!

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  7. Your flowers are So pretty! Sorry about your Mom. I wiil be praying she get to feeling better soon..... I am still praying your health get better, too! Hugs Carolyn

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  8. Hi Mary....we just got home and I checked my blog comments. I was so elated!! You stopped by for a visit. How wonderful that made me feel! That means you're doing well, I hope?

    Ohhhhhhh, I'm so darned envious of those beautiful, BEEEAUTiful iris. Gorgeous. I can only imagine how excited you are to be outdoors and even if it IS only supervising the men's work.

    Dakota? Now didn't he turn out to be a very handsome fellow?!!!! Loved that photo.

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  9. Your flowers look great especially the iris. Sorry to hear your Mom is still in the hospital but you do not want her to come home until they can figure out how to help her. Sorry you still cannot see her but at least you get to talk with her daily. Peace be with you.

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  10. Your dear Dakota looks so patient sitting there. I wonder what he would do if he were able to actually get loose and chasae the birds?
    Your flowers are just beautiful and aren't they a welcome sight after such a long snowy winter?
    Your pink columbine is really pretty and the white and purple iris is great too. I have a similar one I think it's a Dutch Iris.
    Spring is my favorite time with everything coming to life again and all the gorgeous colors.
    Enjoy!

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  11. Thinking of you often...... Glad you are able to get out and about for a bit .. I am sorry about your Mom. I know you would love to give her a hug.... I am going crazy here.. We are filling out paper for Aid and Attendance for Mom to see if the VA can help with her care . We are making plans to move Dad to the VA home about 30 mile from here.... He does not know it yet but things are critical here.. I am headed over there in a minute... I hope to write you soon...

    Love ya Mary..... although I have been out of touch.....

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