Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Spring is sliding into summer

My garden plot plus a new friend
My neighbor Lynn bought me this cool purple flamingo for Mother's Day, and I have to say I just love it! And as you can see, my garden is coming along quite nicely, too. I have been sneaking out in the early morning and tossing slugs off my pretty plants. Still can't bring myself to smash them, but I'm getting there. A few are going into the beer trap and dying what I hope is an easy, at least boozy, death.
Beatrix Potter
This morning I laughed out loud to see Jo's version of Beatrix Potter on her blog, A Brit in Tennessee. The gloves are a really nice touch. And finally, there are roses in bloom outside my front door, and they are so gorgeous and fragrant that I thought I'd share them with you. They were planted by a long-ago resident.
Roses
Can you smell them from over there? Enjoy!
:-)

20 comments:

  1. Your purple flamingo really brightens up the vegetable garden! And I'm pretty sure that your slugs are going out in no pain...
    Lovely roses!

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  2. Love that Beatrix.

    You garden is growing beautifully. We can't plant for another month or so. I am envious!

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  3. Big, big smiles.
    Love your garden, your flamingo - and am awed at Beatrix Potter.

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  4. Anyone can have a pink flamingo. You have purple!
    Your garden patch is looking good.
    I don't ever remember roses blooming so early. The calendar says it is May, but plant growth says it's June!

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  5. Oh my, yes! The roses are beautiful. Your garden is really growing fast and wonderful!

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  6. You must use a wonderful fertilizer, your garden seems to grow by leaps and bounds !
    Gorgeous roses, what a pretty color.
    My Beatrix Potter pot lady needs a necklace...lol
    ~Jo

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  7. Gorgeous rose! The roses in our front yard are blooming too. It's such a pretty time of year.

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  8. What a pretty rose! I enjoyed your purple flamingo too! Good job with the slugs...you must transport them a mile away unless you squish them:)

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  9. Oh I love that purple Flamingo! And I too liked Jo's Beatrix Potter!

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  10. Well, your garden is a way ahead of mine...It's not planted yet and may be in by May 21.

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  11. What a cute purple bird! The roses are beautiful, too.

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  12. Beautiful roses DJan, I do believe that I can smell them. My garden is no where near planting for quite a while yet. We are just in the troves of spring. Have a lovely day.

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  13. The purple flamingo doesn't scare off the slugs?

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  14. I've never seen a purple flamingo! I have two pink ones. They are my studio mascots. They have the privilege of residing indoors. The pot lady is a new twist as well. So comical. Unfortunately, we're not coming up roses here quite yet. But we do have lilacs. Thanks for visiting my creative writing blog!

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  15. Love Beatrix! And that rose...gorgeous!

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  16. I love that your flamingo is purple instead of pink! Beatrix Potter is fabulous. Your garden looks like it is appreciating your snail and slug patrol and traps. ;)

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  17. Well, at least the slugs in the beer trap are probably not feeling any pain when they pass on over to the other side.

    Your garden and those roses are gorgeous!

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  18. I think I'm stikin with the squash method & saving the beer for myself..:)

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  19. What a cool guard you have for your garden to keep away the pests and it is the perfect color for you. Lynn definitely knows you.

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  20. Hey DJan, I just ran across this article and thought of you. You might want to see if it works to keep those slugs away,

    http://mymerrymessylife.com/2014/06/organic-gardening-use-egg-shells-to-deter-slugs-and-snails.html

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