Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Cleaning

The First Sergeant spent the entire weekend, mowing, trimming, pruning, fixing, and even a little painting.
Putting the place 'to rights' after a long Winter's nap takes quite an effort, and will be ongoing for several weekends to come.




My effort consisted of hanging the porch ferns. and planting Geraniums.
I've still got lots of empty pots to fill, and birdhouses to tend......

The Perennials are flowering.

With the much warmer weather this early Spring, they seem to be blooming ahead of their time.



The First Sergeant created this garden circle last Fall, it seems to have flourished well.
I can't wait until all the flowers return.



"Everything is blooming most recklessly;
if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."

~ Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

15 comments:

Country Gal said...

What a lovey property you have ! Yup its that time of year for us here to getting the yard and gardens all cleaned up ready for the flowers ! Have a great day !

Anonymous said...

How pretty

Terry said...

Your yard is just lovely. Makes a person want to linger.

Mamabug said...

It seems like an early spring everywhere this year. It's been a hot 85 degrees here this afternoon.

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

So lovely! Looks so lush there for only being early April...

The Old Farm Bell said...

Afternoon! Jo,

You have such a beautiful serene landscape. I love everything about it :o)

The garden circle with a statue of St. Francis is so lovely. Very inspirational!

No flowers in bloom here yet. I'm looking forward to outdoor gardening. Can't wait!

Have a Blessed Holy Week,
Hugs,
Marlene

DJan said...

Incredibly beautiful and serene. Thank you again for your forays into the garden, and then sharing.

Michelle said...

Your home looks so lovely!

Kay said...

I love these scenic photograps.

Amish Stories said...

Great looking home and i really dont look forward to spring cleaning, but i do look forward to spring! Richard

Denise said...

Lovely looking at all your photos here today. Spring cleaning in the garden is something we still have to do, but I am looking forward to doing some planting. Your circle looks like it will attract a lot of butterflies when blooming.

cheshire wife said...

I much prefer to Spring clean the garden than Spring clean the house.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What a lovely garden. But that looks like a lot of grass to keep cut.

Jeri Landers said...

It goes without saying that I love your stone wall with picket gate... and just look what lies beyond! Pure beauty. The yard is just luscious!

L. D. Burgus said...

Even though it is early spring everything there is looking so great.