it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


early morning dew covered climbing roses.

i know it's gonna be a good day.

nandina buds.

magnolia bud.

itea sweet spire...little henry.

american wisteria...just planted.

oakleaf hydrangea starting to bloom.

a new addition to the veggie and herb beds.
i found this wrought iron bed at an estate sale
from a wonderful 86 year old neighbour.

blue berries.

tri-coloured basil...from the local farmer's market.

a wild rose bush growing on the gated veggie garden.


peony seed heads.

first blooms in the wildflower garden.

i love living next to fields of wild grasses.

they are beautiful in the early morning, blowing in the wind
tipped with dew...going on forever...hiding all kinds of wildlife.

hummingbird feeders are all cleaned up & ready for the little hummers.

so many little birds feeding early morning...including this downey woodpecker.

hope all is well with all of's a busy season here.
what promise in all that is growing in the garden.
happy may.


Roses and Lilacs said...

That bed is so cute. Your neighbors might wonder who sleeps outside with the vegetables and the garden fairies:)

The tricolored basil is pretty enough to plant with the flowers.

Enjoy your lovely spring day.

Lola said...

I love that dew on the roses. Remember the song. That's what I thought of when I saw my Black Cherry's full bloom early one morning last yr.
I love the bed in the garden. That was a good deal. I've seen bed frames set up with flowers sown in the middle. Really pretty.
Happy May to you.

joey said...

A beautiful busy season! Great shot of the oakleaf hydrangea against the red ... are you making the antique frame into a flower bed? If so, fun to see planted :)

Susie said...

Beautiful pics as usual. My iteas were beautiful this spring.

ShySongbird said...

Wonderful to see so much growth there, Marmee, after the Winter. The bed made me smile, a very creative idea :)

I look forward to seeing your Hummingbirds again and the little Woodpecker is delightful.

Have fun in the Spring!

Cheryl said...

Hi Marmee.....wonderful idea bed in the veggie your style.

Everything is indeed waking up in your garden.....some beautiful flowers. Yarrow is a favourite of grows along the lanes, and I love it.

Grasses are beautiful, I would love to have a field full of day.

Happy May, enjoy......

Lisa said...

Too much to love!!! The iron bed, the bird, the horse, the magnolia, oh my!

We are so enjoying the beauty around us. Our vegetables are peeking through the soil and it is wonderful.


Lisa Q

Q said...

Your gardens are amazing! So much beauty.
It IS a busy time of year. I enjoy the early morning too. We have had so much rain that my world is lush.
I love the bed, wonderful, creative idea and perfect spot for it too.

Rose said...

It's a rainy, dreary morning here, and I've been a little down for some strange reason. But as always, Marmee, your photos and message have inspired me and cheered me right up. Have a wonderful day!

marmee said...

marnie, lola, joey,
susie, jan,cheryl, lisa,
sherry, rose,

i am so blessed to call each of you my friend, i appreciate your visits so much. the bed in the garden is something i have wanted to do for a long, long time. i just wanted to find the right bed and this one is great because of the neighbour it came from...a wonderful 86 year old woman named smokey, with great history.
we have planted cucumbers at the base (i left the springs for a good place for creeping vines to attach) and blue lake green beans to grow all over the posters. then a butterfly bush should grow up in the middle of it all. it should be great.
happy spring to all.

Lola said...

Marmee, That sounds incredible. I love it. You must show a pic when it's covered.
Have you ever planted flowers in a toilet? lol I did one time when in the mtns. It turned out good. Sadly I didn't get any pics of it. Like I always wanted bails of hay with corn stalks & pumpkins for the Fall. I did that too by the same big tree & I did get pics of that. Will have to locate those one of these days.

marmee said...

sounds perfect. would love to see whatever photos you can find.
happy may.