Sunday, April 1, 2012

Art me in the Garden, Fools!

Happy April Fool's Day.  I think the biggest prank to date is the one Mother Nature has been playing for the last month!  Everything in my garden is at least a month ahead- we haven't even had out last freeze date yet.  But I'm fairly certain that we won't be seeing any more freezes for a few months!
The first happy surprise I got today is my Jackmanni Clematis- the first bloom is just beginning to open...

 the last of my pansies- soon to be replaced with Impatiens

my bottle tree with my Lady Banks Rose

 Columbines with White Foxgloves

 my anniversary rose- it's been blooming for the last week!

Peri doing what cats do best

my laughing frog fountain- I know he's silly, but he always makes me smile

I hope you enjoyed strolling through my garden with me- see ya'll soon!


Magpie said...

I always love your garden! I'm envious that you are so far ahead of us weather-wise. Mother Nature HAS been a prankster this spring. We had a week's worth of 80+ degree days and then it dipped to 23 degrees one night. All the pretty blossoms were not happy. I think the blooms my apple tree had not popped out yet, so I'm hoping we will still have apples this summer.

craftattack said...

Gorgeous garden, thanks for sharing the lovely photos!

Netty said...

You have some beautiful flowers and loving the frog fountain. x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's been unseasonably warm here, too. That means I have to mow a lot more and quicker than last year. I am ready to turn on my AC, too. Yep, it's a real fool's day!

priti.lisa said...

I always love when you show pis of your garden, Stephanie.
I also realized what a star journal is...I am blown away!
I can't wait to see this with my own hands:)
Also, I finally did the 11 questions.
Love you, Lisa
PS: Peri! Love him too.

Jennifer McLean said...

Hi Stephanie,
I found you through PritiLisa, I'm a member at IA too. I'm Jenn, by the way, lol.
Nice to meet you and peruse your awesome blog, your talent is so abundant. I'm blown away by your beautiful floral artwork and am about to run over to your etsy shop and oggle the awesomeness, lol. Excuse me while I go oggle, don't watch, it's not pretty. ;o)
I'm a new follower, I'll be around regularily.
Jenn of

Oh, if you'd like to join in on my new Artist's Play Room Challenge, it goes up every Saturday, I'd LOVE to see you there!

Carol said...

Love your garden! gardening is my other passion :0) I can spend hours out there.

Lynn said...

So peaceful tranquil and pretty! enjoy!

Felicia Kramer said...

Beautiful! My garden's growing too but not as fast as yours! Now we're in the middle of a cold spell and I'm hoping everything will survive.

Tara Dillard said...

Would not believe your words & pics unless I was living this early spring too.

Nothing better than a cat in the garden.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Fallingladies said...

Your garden is wonderful, very whimsical and lovely! We don't have near that much up yet here even though we're at least a month ahead too!

Tammy said...

Ah Steph, your garden is enchanting. The weather has been gorgeous here and I too have been out playing in it. My dog loves to lay in the garden dirt. mmm...mmm...mmm...shaking my head. He likes the sun on his back but the coolness of the soil. Funny creatures they are. Your Columbine is so pretty. I can't wait for the Jasmine to bloom. The trellis is filling in nicely.
Enjoy your day!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Yes I did enjoy your garden, especially the frog fountain and your bottle tree! Never saw a bottle tree before! Here in the Philippines, they wrap fruit in plastic bags. Patsy from

artangel said...

It's easy to see how you're inspired to paint such gorgeous florals Steph!

You have a beautiful garden. The colour of that clematis against the green leaves is wonderful, and I love the quirky touches of your bottle tree and frog fountain! x

Kim Mailhot said...

Thank you for the tour of your lovely and inspiring garden, Stephanie ! Magical !