Monday, May 26, 2014

Tea and gardens

This week  I have been paying attention to the baby robins, which have been born, and are currently being fed by mamma and I think poppa too.  I just looked out at them and Mamma or poppa was there feeding them.  I can't get a decent picture without bothering them so you will just have to imagine.   Their nest is located  in a rhododendron  bush directly above a nice long row of Lily of the the Valleys. This first picture shows one of the other rows of lily of the valley I have along the sidewalk going along one side of my house.  They are so pretty and delicate and smell so good. 
 I have always LOVED the song White Coral Bells!  You can listen to it here if you click on this.

 In honor of those I have brought out one of my lily of the valley teacups and saucers.  It is made by Royal Dover and I think it really shows how pretty and special  lily of the valley is.  My Mother in Law always loved lily's of the valley so I always think of her when I see them or use this cup and saucer.

Here are a few pictures of the cup and saucer including the mark.

I was finally able to get outside and do some work in the yard this week.  And here are a few of the pictures.

 This first picture is an interesting combo.  I had planted a Pink azalea and an Euyonomous ‘Gold Splash’ next to each other and over the years they have grown together.  My neighbor wanted to know what the plant was so he could get one too.....  LOL

I bought some hanging baskets for our porch and a few other places.  Love the big bright cheerful blossoms for the New Guinea Impatiens. 

 We have been able to eat dinner a couple of evening now, on the porch.  So am happy to have such pretty flowers to enhance the atmosphere.

Probably my all time favorite plant for a hanging basket is the Lofos.  I had never seen it before last year but as soon as I got a chance to get another this year I jumped on it.

The plant I had last year ended up growing so long that the stems reached the ground... BEAUTIFUL.

The final picture this week is of a scented geranium.... citronella scented....  in a pot amongst a couple of my fairy houses.   (I know they may look like birdhouses but to me they are fairy houses.... LOL)

Thanks for joining me for tea today and hope you visit all the other Tea Time blogs as well.

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