And So It Goes

Weather-wise, winter and spring kept changing places and now all of a sudden the bulbous Asiatic lilies are blooming.


What a joy to find this lovely lily waiting in the garden this morning. Its name escapes me, but it is a miniature one. Short, that is. The flower is large.


Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’

Can it be more floriferous?  Yes, this clematis has  even more flowers now and the way it is planted in the open there are flowers on the other side of the fence as well.


However, only a few red flowers can capture your attention as hardy amaryllis/Amaryllis johnsonii. They have multiplied well since we moved them here.


A red, red rose whispers secrets in the lamb’s ear.

 Freshest of the fresh. Step outside your kitchen and gather a few snipets from the edible container  to spice up a salad. A blade or two of green onion in the potato salad is so good.


Maybe the birds haven’t eaten all the strawberries. Coat the strawberries with white Karo syrup before adding them to a salad. They glisten with sweetness. 


Caladiums are getting off to a good start but are wanting warmer temperatures. They just sit there until warmer days when you can almost see them grow.


Now this box turtle is easier to capture than the bunny I keep seeing but can’t get a photo.



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Gardening in Tennessee Zone 6 at an average of 744.65' above sea level.
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18 Responses to And So It Goes

  1. Such a gorgeous profusion of color… particularly from the asiatic lily and the amaryllis! WOW!

  2. tina says:

    I love the photo of the turtle! All of them actually. Maybe the bunny will cooperate soon on this glorious day. Can’t believe how nice it is! You enjoy it too.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Deena.

  4. Deena Warner says:

    I love your blooms.. the roses look great next to Lamb Ear.. and Caladiums..a MUST have in a shade garden.. Our’s arent up yet..
    Mr Turtle is COOL..

    your blog is inspiring..thanks for sharing..Deena

  5. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Did you know that If removed from the area, box turtles try to return to their home.

  6. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Thanks, Racquel.

  7. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Glad to have you back, Gail.

  8. gail says:

    Donna, Hello! You are so right the rose is whispering in the ear of the sweet lamb’s ear…which is sure to keep its secret. I see that summer arrived earlier then I was ready…with these hotter than usual temperatures for early June! our photos are especially lovely today~~gail

  9. Racquel says:

    ‘Etoile Violette’ is simply stunning on that trellis Donna! Your garden is full of yummy things to eat as well as beauty. 🙂

  10. skeeter says:

    The clematis is stunning in its purple coat! Love your thoughts on the Rose whispering in the Lambs ear! The turtle’s are a bit easier to capture then bunnies and butterflies as well. But my last photographed turtle did not want his head shown so he stayed inside the shell. I fed him some worms but he only ate them when I walked away. Shy critter that one was…

  11. mothernaturesgarden says:

    I am eager to see your clematis when it blooms, Betsy.

  12. Betsy says:

    Wow Donna…. I love your flowers… The lilies and that rose are gorgeous. AND–your Clematis is awesome. Our Clematis is just beginning to bloom –and there are not too many buds YET.

    Have a great week.

  13. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Got it.

  14. mothernaturesgarden says:

    He lives in our garden and we see a couple of mature ones each year.I always wondered why we never saw young until I I watched them hatching on TV and saw them dig into the litter as soon as born. The young keep concealed in leaf litter and eat worms, slugs, insects and such. I have seen the adults eating mushrooms and toadstools. They eat the daylily flowers i throw away. I understand they are omnivorous.

  15. I would like to have your box turtle for a while He is really smart in his brightly colored outfit.

    You probably don’t remember when people lived and died at home and endured wakes. I wrote about it here.

  16. mothernaturesgarden says:

    I love to see things mature. It’s like watching your kid grow up. Because of all the rain, I think we will have really good daylily bloom in a few days.

  17. The “Anonymous” comment, above, was from ME! I forgot to sign in;-)

  18. Anonymous says:

    I really just love the hot pink color of that Asiatic lily;-) Your clematis flowers are just so prolific! It all looks so pleasing to the eye! Isn’t it fun to watch each year as everything seems to expand more and more? (At least, that’s our ‘hope’, right?)! Little box turtles can be fast…not as fast as bunnies, I can attest;-) But, we find turtles in our yard from time to time, and a few times I’ve gone out to locate it and in no time flat it seems to have disappeared under our fence! Sneaky little critters!

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