Happy. Very happy.
Tired. Very tired.
One hundred and seventy five people in my garden today...
The cherry trees were in bloom. The birdhouse Blackcrag gave me is being loved by the birds.
I love having a stone lantern in the Haunted Garden.
That's me, Spider Girl, your garden tour host today.
It's all cheery and pink by the mailbox.
Some visitors to my yard. Just beyond these ladies is the magnolia tree that I planted after being inspired by my friend Fireweed's tree-planting project. That whole area used to be just a pile o' dirt until a month or two ago. It's come a long way in a short time.
My youngest visitor, who was scolded by her mother after picking one of my yellow flowers. "I thought it was a dandelion", she protested. Easy mistake. :)
So many, many cars parking in front of my house. I wish I got this kind of traffic when I have a garage sale. Actually one fellow stopped by thinking it was a garage sale. He was right disappointed it wasn't. Flowers schmowers.
More tulips! (The bunnies didn't get them all after all.)
The pond and beyond.
I love the driftwood in the background--thanks Nik and Linda.
I'm rather in love with these blue and white pots but they belong to my mom. I'm going to very shortly go clay-pot shopping and get something like them for my very own, you better believe. I love 'em.
This is the patio underneath my wisteria arbour. See the little garden mirror peeking out from behind the honeysuckle vines? A very appreciated gift from my brother.
Anyway, the experience of having all these people here was a very positive experience overall.
Hearing people exclaim in delight over something I worked hard on.
Finding out the names of your own plants that you didn't know from experts wandering by.
The enormous amount of calories that must have been burned during one hundred and forty hours of digging, pruing, and weeding in three months.
Meeting other gardeners.
Wearing out the knees in your jeans weeding.
Not being able to resist running up the tab at the local plant nursery.
Worrying about the weather forecast for today weeks in advance. (Mostly sunny, one rain shower that deterred nobody apparently.)
This morning, total butterflies in my tummy!