Welcome to my first attempts at homesteading!

There will be ups and downs of gardening, baking, cooking, parenting, and trying out homesteading. It should be interesting, a true learning experience!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Blooming the day away...

We have a beautiful Magnolia tree in our front yard and it smells wonderful! But unfortunately, its blooming period is very short lived. This is one of the wonderful blossoms that we picked to see how long they would last inside. (Not even 24 hours). As you can see, Bella could not pull her nose away from the flower it smelled so heavenly! What else is in bloom you ask?
Deep Red Pansy, White Pansy, Purple and Orange Violets
Bleeding Heart and Money Plant
Grape Hyacinth, yummy smelling! Blossom on a Sweet Italian Fry Pepper
This is a Peony that is wanting to Bloom since our weather has been so mild! It's not supposed to bloom until May! Well, that's about it for now...strawberries are blooming too, and other things are starting to get ready for the warmer weather but for now, most things are working on getting rooted into this soil since most things out here are new babies, or transplants, or both! I hope to get a post up soon on the progress of my new seeds...stay tuned!


  1. That is a gorgeous picture of grandpa's Principessa Isabella! (HINT: you could frame that for him for Father's Day!) The bleeding heart definitely looks lush and healthy in this pic. Believe me when I say that they get better every year!

  2. Good idea about the picture :) It is a good one. There are lots of good ones of her lately working in the garden with me.
    The bleeding heart looks good here (this is the picture I took two days before it got smashed). I hope it holds up through the rest of its season. When is the end of their season anyway?

  3. I loved that tree :) I love seeing your flowers pop up!

    P.S. In addition to the little birds, we use to spot a neighboring squirrel quite often :) It likes to run across the top of the fence and make a flying leap into the apple tree!