Sunday, May 17, 2009

A lot can happen in a few days!

My family came to visit this past weekend for my college graduation...we had such a great time! I had wanted to get some new pics up before they arrived, but in the midst of cleaning and getting things done around the house, I did not get a chance to. I figured all of my fellow garden bloggers could wait a few days :) So, here ya go! I snapped these Friday morning:

Pretty Vibernum shrub...I can't remember which variety this is....maybe V. prunifolium. Anyway, I will post more pics of it in a couple days because these little white buds are all beginning to bloom! This yellow flower is blooming off of a neat groundcover that a gardener friend gave me last year. She didn't know the name of it and I don't either. I will have to look into identifying it. Any ideas? Last summer, we planted a white dogwood tree in our front yard. Unfortunately, the poor thing didn't make it through our long winter. Soo, we replaced it with a Magnolia tree which I've always wanted! Even though its really small at this point, I'm so excited to have it as an addition to our yard. Blue grass, Iris, and Marguerite Daisy


  1. Been wondering about you. Happy Graduation! Nice that your family could be there to enjoy it with you. We just got home from a weekend trip to Wisconsin Dells, so I'll come back later and comment on this new post.

  2. First of all, congratulations on a graduate school... what an amazing accomplishment.

    Your flowers are very pretty. I honestly didn't know magnolia would bloom that far north.
    Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

  3. Congratulations on your graduation! What a wonderful accomplishment! Loved all your spring photos! What a beautiful magnolia you have! A nice addition I am sure to your beautiful yard! Do you ever make flower essences?

  4. I'm a big fan of white blooms and your white iris, white viburnum bud and white magnolia bloom are all lovely.

  5. Hi Marissa, congrats on the graduation! Very pretty white iris there, come see the pale lavender one on my last post. Btw, that little yellow flower is a variety of euphorbia...a very nice perennial!

  6. Congratulations on your graduation! Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    I had a friend give me what turned out to be leafy spurge, a noxious weed. It looked a lot like yours.