Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Great Spring Staycation: Day 2

Today is reserved for house cleaning (especially the bedroom), but since that doesn't make for exciting blogging, I thought I'd share some other goings on around here. First the knitting.

Yes - there's been knitting. I know it seems like it's all gardens, all the time, but it gets dark eventually so I have to go inside.

And inside, I've been knitting!
As a result, Missandei is growing. I've finished the butterfly beading and I'm on to the next chart.
Nice, and airy lace. The construction of the shawl means it gets wider quicker than it gets deeper. It's already wide enough to wrap around my neck nicely and I'm not even through the first skein. This is going to be a nice big one, I think.

And now with knitting out of the way - back to the gardens!!!!
Rocky!!!! That is not what I meant!!!!!

Well... at least he didn't wreck my new lavender plant....
But he did flatten Cupid's Dart pretty good. I hope it bounces back.

Speaking of struggling...
The white rose is still trying to put up a valiant fight. I noticed a new little sprout at the bottom of the branch there... but the first sprout hasn't done much. I think she may be a lost cause, but I'm going to give her another month.

What's not struggling....
My lilac. Dad planted one as well (different colour), but his has no blooms. Mine, as you can see is flourishing! And check out those blossoms.... so fancy! I didn't know there were lilacs with blossoms like that that - I just liked the colour (this species is Beauty of Moscow).

And another beauty is going strong out front....
My Queen of the Night tulips survived the squirrels!!!
In fact, they survived really well - there are about 12 of them coming up (and I only planted 15 bulbs)
The daffodils went missing, but I got a hyacinth in return... and these dark beauties make it all worth while

And another thing making me smile....
Forget-me-nots... they are just too cute.

What's making you smile today?

8 comments:

WildflowerWool said...

I love forget-me-nots, so tiny and delicate. Rocky looks like he is enjoying the sunshine :)

Delighted Hands said...

The garden is a great place to putter when you are not knitting. I like the lilac bloom-that is something I miss from our up north yard! I would forgive the cat for his lack of gardening skill...he is a beauty!

kathy b said...

Cat naps..literally. The kitten is passed out on the wood floor. The heat makes him want to lay on the floor.
Cat naps are making me smile.
We are warned of potential storms this afternoon/eve and I love a good storm. Im smiling at our 80 degree windows thrown open weather.
Oh and Im happy I finished another pair of mittens

Rachelle said...

It's all looking good, pity about the daffs, but everything else as you said makes up for it. Keep an eye on the forge-me-knots though, they tend to take over as they are prolific seeders.

Araignee said...

Stunning tulips! You don't see that color very often. I have a neighbor who planted 2000 tulip bulbs last fall in every color in a rather small yard. It was quite a display while it lasted.

Sue said...

Oh I do hope that your rose will bloom. My garden had lots of roses and I used to prune them down until the new growth (like yours are) and in a few weeks of sunshine they really started growing and bursting with new growth. Perhaps try some rose fertiliser to give it a bit of energy too.

Donna said...

The gardens and the knitting - all looking great to me! I really like that shawl. I think I may have to add that to my Rav queue.

Nancy Kay said...

Oh my, your flowers are looking so beautiful. What a treat to look out and see all these bursts of color! They are making me smile. I'm still waiting for warmer weather for my blooms.