Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day Cometh

The First Sergeant and I spent time in the garden over the weekend, fluffing and cutting, digging and potting.
It's the time of the year, when everything is blooming at once, the time of year, when it can be enjoyed before the hot and humid days of Summer arrive.

The bicycle gets a new basket of flowers.

"Sweet May hath come to love us,
Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;
And through the blue heavens above us
The very clouds move on."

- Heinrich Heine, Book of Song

We created a pot person. I named her Beatrix Potter.
She's taking a break from gardening right now, and enjoying a nice cup of tea.


Country Gal said...

It is slowly getting more like spring here now thank goodness. I will be starting my gardens and planting next weekend I cant wait to get in the dirt ! Love your flower pot person. Have a great day !

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love your Beatrix Potter! She looks very happy where she sits!
We are looking like a rainy cool spring so far... blossoms are everywhere and makes us happy!

Deanna said...

you have some great ideas for the yard!
Good to see them.

Sweet Spring to you,

Sandra said...

LOVE the potted person

DJan said...

LOVE Beatrix! She's just right and makes me smile. :-)

Mamabug said...

Fun post this morning. I love your pot lady she's just too cute!

Denise said...

Always enjoy popping in and I do love your pot person. What a clever and decorative part of your garden.

Patsy said...

Your place makes me think of an English garden and Beatrix Potter is wonderful with her cup of tea.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Beatrix looks great sitting on your bench.

Nellie said...

How I LOVE that pot person! It looks - and feels - more like the middle of summer today! I know your flowers are enjoying it.

Dee said...

Beatrice is adorable...I love the tea cup in her hand....so you:)

L. D. Burgus said...

Ms. Potter never looked so good. I like how she sits on the bench and holds her tea. The flowers in the basket look great too.

Aaron N Deskins said...

I love the pot person lol. Way cool.

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

You have such a lovely garden, Jo! The bike basket is so sweet with it's pretty petunias and fluffy moss and Beatrix is just about the most clever thing I've seen. Still having a few nights in the 20's so we're not quite ready to plant here in the Northeast, but you've given me inspiration for my own little garden! Thank you! ~Mary

Jeri Landers said...

Beatrix Potter, indeed! What a great use of pots!! How on earth does she stay together?
This really is the best time in the garden, May, before the major heat descends upon us and causes all our dear plants to droop in despair.

AH yes, FIREFLIES and Lightning bugs, they mesmerize me!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

The PERFECT name for your 'pot person'! She's gorgeous...I love all the moss and I love her 'hat'...you and the 'First Sergeant' did a wonderful job! :)

MMm.. said...

"Potter" is perfect a name here, Jo. haha. :)

Have you ever, btw, seen "Miss Potter"? I so love it.

Currently loving Downton Abbey too. Julian Fellowes is brilliant.

Sharron said...

Beatrice Potter is so cool!!! Really clever

Swamp Dod said...

The pot lady is so cool! You should come to my house and make one for me. :)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Jeri :
She's held together with wire, wrapped around a nail to stop it from slipping through the pot's drainage holes.
Another way is to use rope, and tie knots to stop from slipping through the drainage holes.

Anonymous said...

Your garden is delightful, full of great ideas. We live in East TN, so everything is blooming beautifully here, I love it. Miss Potter is one of my favorite authors, and the "potted" Miss Potter takes the prize. I'm headed right out to try this.

Kimberly said...

That is ADORABLE!!! I love Beatrix!

vicki said...

Beautiful!! Love the bicycle basket and your Beatrix! So creative-- love the photos! Perfect weather now for working in your garden!