I loooove that quote. I just saw it in a Stampin' Up catalog, and I was like, What beautiful figurative language!! Ralph Waldo Emerson said it.
Another quote I love is from that wonderfully famous woman, My Mom: "Flowers make life worth living." So, so true.
I just wanted to show you all of the pictures I've been taking of my spring flowers. They've been so much fun. But first, let me show you my birthday debacle:
Not cool. Not cool. I learned that Liquid Nails does NOT dry clear. It dries white. And so now my birdbath looks like crap. Like bird crap, actually...
And no birds have come to bathe in it, which also makes me very sad.
Last fall, I asked Ben when he went to the grocery store (I make him do the shopping. He is more easy on himself with the budget than he is on me. So I make him go so we can get more of what we need. Kar is usin' the ole' noggin.) to get me some daffodil bulbs. He did way better than that. He got, like, five different kinds of bulbs!! So, so fun. These little guys came up:
My beautiful dwarf irises:
My tulips were spectacular again this year:
I have always, always, always wanted some hyacinths, and I finally got to plant them last fall. They did not disappoint:
My new daffodil bulbs performed really well:
These were by far my favorite, favorite bulbs that came up - grape hyacinths:
With some of my birthday money, I also finally invested into some creeping phlox:
My bleeding hearts are blooming:
I might go get another one with my birthday money. And some potting soil. It's sad that I'm using birthday money to buy dirt. But I have GOT to amend that soil in my backyard. It's driving me nuts and making my forsythia very angry. She only gave me a few yellow blooms this spring. Not even worth taking a picture of. She needs some major help.
These pansies crack me up - they were supposed to be annuals, but surprise! They come up every year. And I'm okay with that. But they only re-came up in one bed, when I had planted them in two beds. Really weird.
I wish I knew the name of these dudes:
My candy tufts (Micah calls them "Candy Tuffs") are one of my favorite spring bloomers. Love these things.