Six on Saturday: Awaiting Spring

I’m joining The Propagator and his entourage of Six On Saturday gardeners for a little six-photo tour of what’s going on in the garden. It’s a fun little adventure. So put on your boots, come along with me, and let’s take a peek at what’s going on in my garden!

The Green Chair Awaits

If I take a step outside of my 3-season porch, this is my view. The green chair painted by my grandgirls a few summers ago made it through another winter relatively unscathed. I use it as a support for a little stand of phlox that grows there. It’s hard to believe that in a few short months it’ll look like this…

The green chair now…and what it will (hopefully) look like this summer!

Cutting Back the Hot Lips

The warmer temps are slowly melting our snow cover, but there’s still enough out there to make pottering (puttering, putzing, or plodding) around in the yard tricky–it’s slippery in the shady spots and a bit of a mucky mess in the sunny spots. The flowerbed on the southeast corner of my home is fairly snow-free and dry, so I was able to get out there today and cut back last year’s stand of ‘Hot Lips Turtlehead’. It’s a herbacious perennial that enjoys shady spots, so it’s not exactly happy where it is currently growing since the tree that lent it shade has been cut down. It would probably be a good idea to move a clump of this to my shady area in the backyard. I’d add that to my garden to-do list, but it has already been on that list for two years! (Well, maybe THIS is the year.)

What it looks like now…and what it looks like when it’s summertime happy.

More Signs of Spring

Little tips of daffodils and tulips are beginning to emerge wherever the ground is bare. Another few weeks until the Spring performance. I look forward to their show every year. I’m hoping that some of the new bulbs I planted last fall will make their debut this year. Time will tell.

Move-in Ready Vacancy

Activity near the birdhouses in our yard seems to be picking up. I’ve got a couple more houses painted to add to the bird population’s residential choices.

The welcome sign is out for this year’s nesting birds.

So there you have it, my friends…my six (seven, actually) for the week. See you next weekend for another #SixOnSaturday.

Author: barefootlilylady

I love sharing about my barefoot gardening adventures, hence my blogger name. As I write, some of my other passions might spill out -- like fun with grandkids, baking and sewing endeavors, what I'm studying in Scripture, and the like. My readers will notice that one of the primary things I write about is Alzheimer's. May what I write be an encouragement to anyone who is a caregiver for someone they love with memory loss.

8 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: Awaiting Spring”

  1. Is the porch 3 season because its too hot in summer?
    The chair is beautiful, and it’s lovely to have a vision of what will be in summer. I like the trees too.


    1. No, it does get a little toasty in there during summer afternoons, but it’s because it’s too cold in winter. BUT, I do have an extra-large refrigerator during the winter for all the stuff that doesn’t fit in my kitchen’s fridge during family gatherings. Ha!


  2. Always happy to read another Six on Saturday! Such happy signs of growth. If the new daffodil bulbs weren’t the ones in the picture – how many times have those regrown? I’m trying for my first daffodil re-bloom ever this year.

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    1. The daffodils pictured in this post have been coming up and faithfully blooming for about 10 years. In fact, they probably need to be lifted and divided, as they’re getting kind of crowded. I hope your first daffodil bloom is amazing! What kind did you plant? Please post pictures when they are in their glory.

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  3. I loved seeing your photos of the pending birth of spring in your area. Spring gives us hope every year without fail. I’m thankful God is creative and gives us colors! Spring is bursting out everywhere in Charlotte, NC. My area is flooded with Eastern Redbud trees and daffodils already. I learn a lot from your gardening comments. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

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    1. Sounds beautiful! I have a few friends who have moved to North Carolina and they just love its beauty and warmer climate. My neighbor has three redbud trees that I just love to see in bloom.
      Looking forward with hope and great anticipation to our daffodils, tulips and redbuds,

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