Adding Interest with Garden Orbs

DSC_0274Several years ago, my mother-in-law brought me two sets of garden orbs. One large, one small. I wasn’t sure what to do with them at first. But, once they were incorporated into my decorative pots, I’ve been enjoying them year round. I’ve been asked from time to time where someone might buy them, so I’m happy to let you know that you can find them at her family’s garden center, Horticultural Services in Manhattan, KS.

Just give them a call (785-776-5764) and they can fix you up! Here’s a look at how I’ve enjoyed them at my house.DSC_0203DSC_0025 DSC_0041DSC_0275 IMG_2226IMG_5729The orbs can be flattened for easy storage, too! Try adding something structural to your outdoor pots, to give them a fresh look!

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The Pretty Pink Tulips

DSC_0329I literally wait all year for this.

The two to three weeks that my pink tulips are in bloom! As with most of the past 8 years, they bloom just in time for Mother’s Day. I sneaked in a few shots of the pink tulips that are in the backyard (first year for those), but overall this is the front and side of our home. I noticed that the tulips appear lighter or darker in some photos…this is just based on the light and time of day I took the photo.

The tulips in the front are called Menton. The smaller ones in the back are called Angelique. Enjoy….the pretty pink tulips!DSC_0332 DSC_0338 DSC_0363 DSC_0365 DSC_0371IMG_2441DSC_0367 IMG_2462 DSC_0370 DSC_0346IMG_2443We plant over a 1000 bulbs each year. If you are considering tulips for your garden, I encourage you to plant more than you think and to plant them in clusters, not in a row.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who are nuturing the coming generations, in the weeds of parenting or enjoying an empty nest and the fruits of their efforts! These flowers are for you!

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Drenched in Daffodils

DSC_0264The sun has finally come out to play! We are warming up and the daffodils have bloomed just in time for Easter. Yellow is everywhere between the daffodils, which are mainly in our back yard and in the front pots, and the forsythia. You can see the tulips starting to come up, but they won’t bloom for another 2 to 3 weeks. No complaints here, though….Spring has finally sprung!DSC_0275DSC_0267 DSC_0268DSC_0278 DSC_0271 DSC_0273 DSC_0277 DSC_0279Hoping it’s sunny and bright for you this weekend and happy Easter to those who celebrate!

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