Thursday, May 7, 2009

What's Blooming in South Carolina Right Now?

May can be heavenly in South Carolina ~ if you get the "perfect" Spring season. One where it doesn't warm up too soon, then get hit by a frost, followed by the fast forward to hot-hot-hot Summer! This year we couldn't ask for prettier weather, although we've been getting pounded by thunderstorms and tornado warnings. The only interior room in our house is a hallway, so if a tornado comes across our neck of the woods, we better throw a mattress over us and the 3 dogs and pray!'s what's blooming now at our house...

This is our very first peony bloom with more to come I hope. This one sprung up in the bed at the front of the house. We have several more in the back border bed that have not yet bloomed but are close!

[You can click on the photo images for a larger view]

Don't forget your MOTHERS! Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 10th. Hubby and I are working on a red cardinal whirligig for my Mom. It's in the final painting stages today and might not get to Mom exactly on time. She's used to me being late. I'll send her a photo and let her know it's on the way! When it's done, I'll post it here. We had bought a yellow bird whirligig when we lived in Suffolk, VA, several years ago. It had been sitting in the garage until I convinced DH to put it up in the back border garden a couple of weeks ago. As he cheerfully obliged, he started thinking "oh, I could make a bunch of those and sell them on eBay and make some money." Well, after working on the one that is our Mother's Day gift, he quickly realized there's not much profit margin to be had! LOL!

'Til next time,



Prim's by Kim said...

Ahhh Mary, those are pretty =D I am patiently waiting for my poppies to bloom. Hugs, Kim

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Mary ...your Flowers are just Beautiful ...such a bonus to living out east ..the last few days of near 100 degrees would have killed them here ..all the green is just about gone out here ..Thanks for sharing I always enjoy seeing the other side of the country ...LOL !!

Hugs and Blessings ..Sara

Anonymous said...

Mary I miss my Iris's. When we moved I should have taken some with me. I had planted them right outside my bedroom window, and, ah what a sight to look at.

How are ya Mary, you've been quiet lately? Miss ya.

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