Friday, April 16, 2010

My bleeding heart…

Bleeding heart popular

…is blooming in my garden now. What a sweet sweet flower with its heart shaped blossoms hanging delicately from it’s willowy stems.

bleeding heart with background

Cigar man and I worked played in the garden today. For garden work is play.

wheel barrow with thrift

Early this morning, we headed to the cow manure store. (So romantic!) On the way back, we were to stop at a nearby flower stand to pick out our plantings. When I noticed we were passing it by, I asked, “Weren’t we going to stop at the flower stand?”

Cigar man: “Well, cigar man has to pick up cigars first.”

(Hmmm…he’s been reading my blog. J)

chair with garden gloves

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,
no culture comparable to that of the garden ...
But though an old man, I am but a young gardener.”
~ Thomas Jefferson, Garden Book, 1811

Linking to My favorite things Saturday.


sissie said...

Oh dear, the thoughts of Mr. Sissie reading my blog is a little scary. I don't know how he would feel about the name I've given him.
I like Cigar Man, at least it sounds manly, but Mr. Sissie????

I love your photos. Happy gardening.


Annesphamily said...

I love your garden photos! What a treat!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marsha, What could be more romantic than a trip to the cow manure store?????? OR----to the cigar store????? ha ha

You two must be a great 'team'.... George and I try to team also----but he has to mow since we have an electric lawnmower---and that darn thing is about 100000000 pounds... ha ha


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos of your garden. I love that monogrammed chair!

kim said...

Such beautiful photos. That bleed heart is very pretty and delicate looking. Love the lion fountain in the background and love the bike in the flowers.

stefanie said...

I have always wanted to plant one, but I am afraid it will is so gorgeous in your garden

podso said...

What a sweet post. Will have to give that Jefferson quote to the Gardener. :-) Have a good weekend.

Laura said...

Your blog is wonderful. I felt relaxed just reading it.
I feel exactly the same way about gardening.
I am linking to the same party. Come by if you have time.
I am now a follower, and I will be back.


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Anonymous said...

Oh how I love gardens also. Since I am older than dirt I have had to cut back to simple container gardening. Tonight HH and I decided to have out fish pond and water garden taken up and filled in. It almost made me cry but it has just gotten out of hand and I know what has to be done. I love reading about your activities.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

It is beautiful! Love the romantic trip to the manure store! Thank you so much fort linking your bleeding heart to Favorite Things. And oh my, I just looked at that lilac in your previous post-gorgeous! laurie

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your bleeding heart is so beautiful!! Good luck getting all your plants put in your garden. That cow manure will sure make things grow!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bleeding hearts. I've never tried them. I've always been afraid that I'd kill them.

Dolores said...

I'm not familiar with the bleeding heart plant, but the flower sure is pretty.

Working/playing in the garden is my 'favorite thing!'

Love the Jefferson quote!
Have a great weekend!

Regina said...

Pretty and delightful!
Great post Marsha
Enjoy the weekend.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

For those of you afraid to grow a bleeding heart plant, don't be! Mine has been coming up for 5-6 years and I don't do anything to it! It's planted in semi-shade. You should water regularly during blooming season for blooms to last longer. It is hardy to zone 3 -9 and should tolerate the cold winters in Northern states. I think Cigar Man and I need to divide it early next spring.

Flory said...

very nice photographs, especially the third one!

Kathy said...

Your bleeders are wonderful!
Mine are just peeking out of the ground!
Wisteria!!!!!Oh be still my heart!
weeping through your pergola roof...I can only dream and come here to enjoy them!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

niartist said...

OH MY GOODNESS, look at your BEAUTIFUL garden! STUNNING! Thank you for stopping by and looking in on the garden projects, and for your always kind words! :) Hey! Come by and enter my giveaway for $100 to CSNlighting. You can use it for any lighting products on their website! Hope you'll stop by for a chance to win! :)

Sarah said...

Would I love to have some of these growing in our garden! I think its too hot here in TX. I tried once without success. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Love the bleeding hearts. They are such a delicate looking flower and their coloration just makes me ooh and aaah.

The Blue Ridge Gal