Wednesday, April 25, 2012
My white Shooting Stars are blooming right now. They have beautiful spring green colored leaves that just seem to pop against the darker foliage around them. Their amazing white flowers bloom above the leaves on tall stems allowing the flowers to hang down in white clusters, their petals grow upwards and pushed back, making them look like little shooting stars. A definite favorite of mine!
There is also a pink shooting star which is gorgeous. I actually have one, but something seems to always happen to the flower stalk before it blooms. Last year I sadly watched my dog step on it before I could shoo her away! I guess I need to protect it somehow!
White Bleeding Hearts
White Bleeding Hearts are just as pretty as my pink ones, they aren't as striking a color as the beautiful pink bleeding hearts but they will brighten up any shady spot in your garden. Like many of the other spring empherals, they will eventually finish blooming and their foliage will quietly die back leaving no trace of it ever being there until next year.
White Trilliums, Yellow Celandine Poppies, Red Trillium,
and Pink Bleeding Hearts snuggle around a rock
in my sitting area along my woodland path.
Red Trilliums and violets happily growing near this protective
rock along the path.
I would love to hear from you, please leave a comment, or share the type of wildflowers that are blooming in your part of the world!!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I'll end this walk with a picture of the Red-Bellied
Woodpecker. He was busy hammering away on the tree limb above me while I was busy taking pictures for this weeks walk. I'm so fortunate to have many different woodpeckers take up residence in our woods! I've learned through the years how to tell them apart by their call. The Red-Bellied Woodpecker has a loud chu-urr, chu-urr, chu-urro. You can find out more about this bird by clicking on the link Red-Bellied Woodpecker below.
Red-Bellied Woodpecker - He's about 10", has a barred
black and white back and upper wings, with a striking red crown,
nape and lores. This little drummer is a male.
If you look closely, they have pale red-bellies!
Until next week!!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I love the idea that they can be closed up and easily stored away for the winter months or put in your car to bring with you anywhere. They seem to have a lot of versatility which I like in a piece of outdoor furniture. All the wood used to create these clever handcrafted chairs is made with strong recycled cedar decking lumber. They also offer a nice assortment of garden furniture and art.
Great for the environment!
If you would like to visit any of these shops on Etsy,
just click on the link below each picture.
|Barn Wood Adirondack Chairs created by newberry on Etsy|
These beautiful Adirondack Chairs
would be relaxing in any yard! They have been created from old growth cypress and recycled barn wood. Their contoured backs, and curved fronts, add comfort for your back and behind your knees!
I think I hear them calling my name!!
Their shop also handcrafts other pieces of outdoor furniture and
beautiful kitchen accessories that would complement any outdoor gathering.
Adirondack Chair created by maineskichairs on Etsy
I know a lot of skiers that would just love to bring their favorite winter sport, right on to their summer lawns or porches with these creative chairs!
Old skis from the 1970's to current, are recycled into these fun outdoor chairs. Their frames are made from red cedar with a protective finish - perfect for years of enjoyment! They also create these adorable ski chairs for children (I think they would be great even to put in their rooms!) - what an awesome gift!
I hope you enjoyed this weeks selection of garden items!
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
It was time to create something new this spring to add to my studios on Etsy and Artfire. After creating a new beaded watch bracelet for myself, it quickly became a passion, and then a new section in my Studio!
What I love about watch bracelets is the convenience
they offer. Maybe its me, but I don't like having
to dig into my pocket book looking for my cell phone
every time I want to know the time.
Yes, cell phones are great, and I couldn't live
my hectic lifestyle without it. But, its so nice to just
take a peek at the time when its right on your wrist.
Watch bracelets can also become a beautiful accessory
to your outfit, like a bracelet. They don't scream watch!
|Harmony - Silver and Black Beaded Watch Bracelet by TKDesigns on Etsy.|
I look forward to offering more watches in the
future. Some will even stretch, making it easier for people
that have difficulty in closing their watch bracelets with
a lobster claw or toggle closure.
After searching for a watch bracelet myself,
I know size and color can sometimes be a problem.
Create the perfect bracelet watch for you by contacting
me through my etsy shop.
Have a wonderful day!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I stumbled upon these wonderful solar lights for your garden by Treasureagain on Etsy.
I thought they were so clever and
adore the idea of upcycling vintage mason jars into useful items for your garden!
I was hooked!
As I pictured how wonderful they would look in my garden, I decided to buy them!
I can't wait for them to arrive!!
Take a peek at some of the other great items they offer at their Etsy Shop,
I think you will be hooked like I was!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
For the first time since I created my woodland path, I decided to also add a little tiny bit of fertilizer to my woodland garden. After rejuvenating the paths, and mulching the beds, I thought, why not rejuvenate the plants that live there too! Hopefully, there will be alot more blooms to enjoy this year!
|Kaufmanniana Tulip (Variety-Ice Stick) - Beautiful species tulip that grows about 12"HT.|
I love to always add a selection of bulbs to my plantings.
Little by little through the years, I have added species tulips and a variety of other bulbs to my woodland path. Unlike the hybrid tulips in your flower garden, they don't need to be replaced each year or two, instead they will come up every year and naturalize into colonies if they are happy where they've been planted. However,The squirrels seem to like my crocus bulbs,
so I have given up on growing them!
so I have given up on growing them!
| Bleeding Hearts are beautiful when in bloom, but I think they are|
so graceful and colorful when they are coming up too!
Every day there are new plants popping up through the mulch. I find they can be just as beautiful on their own. Many new shoots start out one color and then mature into another color. Here are a few that are coming up now.
| Spiderworts are grasslike plants with beautiful flowers. I love the |
striking colors of the chartreuse green and deep crimson color sprouts.
|Saving the best for last, are the fiddle heads that poke up and begin to|
unfurl into beautiful ferns. I have many different types of ferns along my path each
one with its own unique looking fiddle heads and later fronds.