Thursday, May 5, 2011

What's Growing Wednesday

What's growing outside Bliss Monkey Studio? Fancy pointy tulips.

I planted a bunch of bulbs last fall and it's so exciting to watch them come up. I can only 1/2 remember WHAT sort of bulbs I put in around the yard, and this is the first flowering.

Flowering kale. I love growing over wintering Kale. Yummy to eat through the cold months, then I pull it out when the aphids arrive. Rather than fight them for it, I've just taken to growing it seasonally.

The plum trees take turns blooming in early spring. All the bees gather for a humming session on warm days. Imagine the scent of all those blooms and the lovely sound of the buzzing?

I left a power cord out on the walk way and when I came home, it had made a friend. See what it is?


jasperandblue said...

I love tulips... One of my fave flowers. The only downside is that they don't last as long as I'd like.
Also I can't see the head or tail... but is it a garter snake.... ? we used to have one...
I hope you guys have a wonderful mothers day.........

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

Yes, the fragility of tulips. Not to bring inside for the vase. But they are so much fun to have as bulbs. They put on a good spring show.

Yes, a garter snake! Snuggling the power cord in the sun.

Thank you, I did have a great mother's day. Bought a fig tree and black bamboo! I'll have to get pics. :-0

Heather said...

Love the colors in that top photo! I added your blog to my bookmarks so I can be inspired!