Monday, April 11, 2011

Bloom Day!

It's been bothering me that I have this gardening blog and have barely posted a picture in months. So today, I got my little self out and took pictures. Finally, proof, I really DO have a yard!

Daffies, daffies, daffies

These tulips turn orange-pink in the middle and they smell like lemon.

First bloom on my new viburnum I planted last year.

I love hyacinth. The smell IS spring.

Lilac in bud.

Flowering quince.

These guys were a surprise! I dug them up last fall and
never got them back in the ground. They are
The Bravest Bulbs Ever.

Baby's breath? A volunteer shrub from next door that
I encouraged.

My very stingy camellia's one bloom.

Cherry blossoms on our sour cherry!

Brave, brave hellebore.

Dogwood buds.

Forky collection. Because everyone needs three.

I have a niece who is an amazing photographer.
I wish I had her talent and could better capture
how beautiful this haze of green is.

Garden assistants, i.e., why the hellebore is so brave.

Me? Stylish? Wow!

I got back from my week away to find that Jim Groble awarded me a Stylish Blogger Award. Me! I feel like The Old Man in "A Christmas Story," winning a major award.


Apparently, there are two responsibilities that go with this honor: 1) that you share seven random things about yourself, and 2) that you nominate 15 other bloggers that you enjoy. So with great humility at being given this major award, I share:

Seven Random Things About The Potato Queen
  1. When my cousins and I were playing "Charlie's Angels" growing up, I was usually Sabrina.
  2. One of those cousins ("Jill") appointed me Potato Queen and gave me a crown and an apron.
  3. I never gardened or wanted to garden until 10 years ago, and now it's one of my favorite things.
  4. I was a thumb-sucker well into grade school.
  5. I would eat popcorn and chocolate milk once a week for dinner if Mulch Boy would let me.
  6. If physics and calculus were set to music, I could be a Nobel-prize winning scientist. Instead, I remember the lyrics to every top-40 song from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, plus from all my albums.
  7. I am 45 years old and just had my very first cup of coffee this morning. Okay, it was a mocha, but it was made with espresso. Espresso is coffee. I was very very tired this morning. When I told Mulch Boy, he said "My entire world-view has just been rocked." It's okay; I'll be back to tea tomorrow.
Next post: Nominations!

I planted potatoes!

Well, I am the Queen of Potatoes, after all. I meant to do last weekend, but was out of town unexpectedly all last week. Yesterday, however, I finally got my seed taters in the ground. Tonight: seeds!