Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More flowers showing their bright faces

The tulips in "my" barrels at church had faded when I returned after my Maryland trip, but the Iceland poppies and violas are putting themselves forward.

In the fall I planted some of these poppies at church, and some at home. The only yellow one I have at home is very bright. These pale yellow ones at church are as big as saucers.

I love this orange-flowered perennial which I did plant well over a year ago, but I don't remember now what it is.

This particular year's spring showing is unique, of course. But if I am diligent about watering these containers it will be like every season's display in colorfully giving glory to God. It is really a lot of fun to be an assistant gardener to the Creator.


Marfa said...

Oh my goodness...those huge pale yellow poppies are so sweet...I am going to look for some seeds!!!

wayside wanderer said...

The orange perren. is beautiful! I had to smile because I have some that I have long since forgotten their names, too. I always think I will journal my garden but then I never do.

Gigi said...

I was just reading "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" again last night. It made me want to get out my watercolors and go outside to record all the beautiful growing things (as Leslie said). Why don't we? I guess we journal our gardens in our blogs nowadays, you think?

texwisgirl said...

Hi there! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment! I really appreciate it! These are lovely blooms! Happy spring and God bless you and yours!!!

tmac said...

interesting and well written blog...our spring in the mtns of No Ca. is quite late this year

Mtn Doc

Jerrine said...

Helenmae Reed sent me your site because we are both Orthodox Christians! What a great site. CHRIST IS RISEN!!!