Thursday, 5 May 2016

Five In 5 On The 5th

Joining in with Sandie's "5 in 5" where on the 5th of each month you post 5 photos that have been taken in 5 minutes.   You can also join in and/or view what others have discovered in 5 minutes at: Itchifingers

I wandered my gardens on this chilly morning & discovered lots of potential for an amazing summer in the garden & views from the patio.

White Poppy



Tree Peony


Leopard's Bane

Spurge



Early Cheery Tulips









14 comments:

  1. Thank you for joining in this month Marie-Lou, it is lovely seeing our gardens coming to life and your tulip certainly is cheery! I like the water drops on your spurge and how gardens are a place for surprise and enjoyment.

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    1. Thanks Sandie. I have June 5th already marked in the calendar. :)

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  2. I love poppy flowers so I'll be waiting to see how your white one looks when it flowers. We're just heading into winter in New Zealand and while I like snuggling up in front of the fire I'd rather be enjoying spring again LOL Shell xx

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    1. Hi Shell - thanks for visiting. As I enjoy spring's arrival I will think of you & Mike snuggling with Toby & Nivea :)

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  3. Peonys are one of my favourites. It's such a joy to see new growth x

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    1. I have counted 7 buds on the tree peony, which for this type of peony (especially mine) is going to be all flower, no room for foilage :)

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  4. Oh that cherry tulip is lovely! Looks like so much promise for a beautiful garden. I am loving my sunflowers right now and thinking I might need to put another round of seeds in the ground soon - before it gets too hot.

    Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog yesterday, Mary-Lou! xo

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    1. You are most welcome Deb. I will start sunflowers later in the week for planting out after May 24th.

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  5. I just finished my 5 in 5 post, having done exactly what you've done here. I was happy to find five blooming specimens. That tulip is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Karen. I cannot believe the chill that is still around.

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  6. "Leopard's Bane" is a very interesting name. I wonder where that came from

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    1. Good question, so I looked it up. Leopard's-bane is thus named because all the plants in this genus were once thought to be poisonous to animals. The genus is from an old Arabic name for the flower

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  7. Definitely lots of potential for a wonderful summer there! Hope you are having a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Melissa. Sitting with tea on the patio doing the finalizing of the Summer Manifesto is on the agenda for Sunday ...

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