Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Monday, April 26, 2010

Who's on First?

Reminds me of the Abbott and Costello routine!  I have been experiencing a lot of firsts this year in the way of blooms.
This siberian iris came from a yard sale 2 years ago...well worth the $1 I paid for the pot.
It's not a bloom yet but I am excited to see what color this peony will be.  I bought it when it was a little whiff of a thing about 3 years ago. It was a Fred's dollar store plant in the moss baggie!
First bloom on another "found rose" from last year.  This has been a vigorous little thing to have started from a stick last year!
Lastly, not a flower picture but another installment on the "Stairway to Heaven" project as I like to call it.  I sure do have a wonderful and handy hubby!


  1. I'd say he's an angel dressed as a handy hubby!
    There may be Siberian Irises in my garden's future. Yours are lovely.


  2. A nifty idea on the steps! The irises look great!

  3. Thank you. I have had terrible luck in the past with siberian iris but then I was trying to start from dry tubers from the box stores. I am loving my steps! They will make my hillside entry down to the garden much safer and cute!