Monday, April 2, 2012

Favorite things...gardening and scrapbooking

Today was such a beautiful day! I have learned to really appreciate days like this. In March we had the most rain is recorded history for that month. That is really saying something for Oregon, because we always have a lot of rain. Today though, the sun streamed in the windows, and when walking with my Mother we didn't even need coats. The fresh air and sunshine seemed to revive us, and our walk was much more enjoyable than it has been.

I actually was able to get some gardening done!  I planted a beautiful pink tulip that on got on clearance at Fred Meyer's...



I want to get more pink tulips because I have such a love for pink flowers. The tulips that were already planted here are yellow and red.

I was able to do all the weeding in the parkway in front of our house.  I couldn't bring myself to pull up this little cutie though, so it still remains, alone in the rocks.


Last year this weeping cherry (below) was almost dead and we thought we would have to take it out. But I spent $20 on some fertilizer/bug killer that I thought might help it and this year it is looking great!  I think it looks really good considering the snow and hail we have recently had!



There are not as many flowers blooming right now as there was same time last year but a few things are showing life.


I got some Cosmo's planted on the side of the house. I hope they do well. You can't really see them over there and so I don't feel guilty when I cut them for the house!  I also worked on pulling moss off of the rock pathway. It was coming off in huge sheets.  There is so much to do...I wish the weather would cooperate more often!

Today I also wanted to share that Janae (my daughter) is having a giveaway on her blog. I am excited to see her start to get interested in scrapbooking. She is giving away digital scrapbook software that looks really neat. You can make calendars and all kinds of gifts items. She made pages of her pups that are adorable! I want her to do a book of her first house.


Please stop by her blog and enter her giveaway! You can enter her giveaway by going here. 
It is free and only takes a minute so really there is nothing to lose!
Tell her her Mother sent you over:) 

Thanks for visiting!


18 comments:

lynn said...

LOVE the weeping cherry--ours got so big, it split down the middle and we had to cut it down:(

i have that program and its so easy to use--her pages are so adorable:)

Melanie said...

Love the pink tulips, so pretty and delicate! Wanted to have more pink flowers here too. Your flowers are lovely!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your Spring flowers are lovely! The pink tulips are gorgeous! Bella is precious and I love the scrapbook page. How special for Janae's giveaway!

Grandma Carolee said...

The photos of your flowers and tree are beautiful. Glad the moss pulled up easily. I, too, enjoyed walking with you in the wonderful sunshine yesterday. Hope we will get many more days like that.

Pam said...

I'm jealous of your weeping cherry. That is gorgeous!

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

Love the tulips! I'm just googling garden features and came across your blog, love it! you def have a new follower!

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Anne said...

Sandy,
Your flowers are gorgeous.I have to get off this computer and get outside.
Anne

Carolyn said...

So glad you were able to save your beautiful cherry tree.

Hope you have a lovely Easter.

Carolyn

Ellie@The Lavender Tub said...

I think your flowers are pretty amazing. Love the cherry tree!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

The cherry tree looks beautiful! I'm so glad you were able to save it. Looks like you got a lot done in the gardens.

~Shanon

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Sandy it was beautiful here today too. Yayyyy for both of us. No rain there and no snow here.

LOove the pink tulips. I too love pink. We have a real problem growing them here. They are called Deer with a Capitol D. We have a herd that come down every late afternoon and their very favorite food in the entire world is Tulips.
All the beautiful flowers you showed are just that....beautiful. So glad spring is truly there now.

Nann

Cottage and Broome said...

Seems like we are having wacky weather every where. We had 2 weeks of record breaking warm weather. The color of those pink tulip is just beautiful! So soft and pretty. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Latane Barton said...

Good for Janae... I have been scrapbooking for years and love it.

Your flowers are looking great. In time when it is warmer you will have a bunch of pretties.

Susan said...

Such pretty pink tulips and a lovely garden you have Sandy! You've got a green thumb. :)

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy!

Your tulips are so pretty. I never got mine to come back the next year... (yes I always left the leaves to wither away so the bulb got fed) but I always had an abundance of daffodills!

xoxo Bunny Jean
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Bunny Jean said...

daffodils...

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I'm so anxious to get outside and work too!!!!! I have gladiolus bulbs that need to get put in soon : / Hopefully this next week we'll have more than an afternoon of sun, eh? :)
P.S. I'm envious of your tulips!! Another thing on my to do list!!

Shirley said...

So that's where all our rain went..was wondering why we had record low rain this season, it's all in Oregon! We are so dry..we watered by hand today as our lawn sprinkler is not up and ready yet! We should have a mushy wet lawn but that's not the case.. With the lack of snow this season we are extra dry! Your Tulips are so pretty..I love pink..
Happy Easter!