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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Garden Fairies Post Again!

Garden view across the violas and pansies
Garden fairies here.

We are garden fairies and it has been quite some time since we posted on this blog.  We have a good excuse because we have been busy because it is spring and we must celebrate every single new bloom as it blooms.

These celebrations, as you can imagine, take up quite a bit of our time.

But there are things going on here at May Dreams Gardens that we felt should be reported on and as we don't see Carol posting anything, we decided that once again we must take it upon ourselves to post about the happenings in the garden.

First of all, we heard Carol cuss in the garden. She said "frass"!  Yes, we are garden fairies, and we clearly heard her say "frass" when she saw some garlic mustard blooming in the backyard.  She, of course, saw all the thistle coming up, too, and did not one thing about them, but when she saw the garlic mustard she nearly freaked out.

And then do you know what she did? She pulled it out and threw it in the trash. It was blooming so we garden fairies did have a chance to celebrate its bloom before she did that. Thank goodness because we sure hate to miss a bloom celebratoin.

In other news, we are so proud of Carol because she bought some plants yesterday, 11 new plants in case anyone is counting, and today she got them all planted, plus some other plants she already had, plus potatoes. We are impressed.  We applaud her tenacity, her willpower, her get-it-done attitude. She is a model for all gardeners!    Hey, who wrote that? We are garden fairies and we did not write that.

Anyway, Carol also dug up the surprise lilies in the bed by the garage and transplanted them along the garden path between Woodland Follies and August Dreams Gardens. You know she calls that path Ridgewood Avenue, don't you? Do you know why?

We are garden fairies so we know some of the other names for surprise lilies, like resurrection lily, or the fancy-schmancy botanical name Lycoris squamigeria. Or, dare we write it?  Nekkid ladies. 

Some of the younger garden fairies thought it would be funny to write on this blog, "Carol planted nekkid ladies along the garden path".  But we are garden fairies and we are more refined than that so we are just going to stick with surprise lilies.

Now we are waiting on rain, which will be good to keep the plants growing as we hurl around the sun a few more days before May.

Submitted by:
Violet Greenpea Maydreams, Chief Scribe for the garden fairies at May Dreams Gardens who wishes there was more time in the spring because she really wants to write about the vegetable garden.


7 comments:

Helen Malandrakis said...

I love Surprise lilies. I have them along my sidewalk leading to our front door. I think I will divide them this year. they are a bit thick.

Rose said...

Dear Violet, if you and the other garden fairies would like to celebrate the blooms on garlic mustard, you are welcome to come visit my garden--it seems to be a banner year for it here. I wish I were as tenacious as Carol, but it's raining today and by the time I get to all the weeds, they may be tall trees!

Indie said...

I planted some surprise lily bulbs once, but 'surprise!' they never came up. Any garden fairies living at my place were probably quite disappointed. Ah well, at least there are always quite a few weed blooms to celebrate in my garden ;)

Indie said...

I planted some surprise lily bulbs once, but 'surprise!' they never came up. Any garden fairies living at my place were probably quite disappointed. Ah well, at least there are always quite a few weed blooms to celebrate in my garden ;)

Dee Nash said...

Oh, garden fairies, how you make me laugh. Thank you and keep celebrating!~~Dee

Jean Starr said...

It's good to hear from you fairies, as I'm sure you've been busy keeping Carol going with her dirt celebration. Enjoy the rain!

Diana said...

It’s a good thing you garden fairies are keeping an eye on Carol if she’s planting nekkid ladies along the path. You’d better keep her in check!