Saturday, May 17, 2008

My Garden--by Persephone

G'morning! Sorry we've been so recalcitrant in our blogging. There's so much going on outside: springtime for Persephone-dogs is a matter of grave importance!


So herewith, I wanted to share the latest happenings in my Springtime-Persephone-Back-from-Hades- Celebrate-the-Fecundity-of-Everything Garden!



A couple weeks ago, my azalea looked like this. My mom added the Celtic cross--nice touch, huh?

Here it is now!



And everything's green and pretty, and Spring has officially broken through the permafrost of dour, frigid, Puritan Connecticut!



I love sniffing my flowers and chasing my chipmunks!


Alvin continues to torment me! His favorite perch is just atop the sculpted bell in the front garden.


BUT...my peonies have "popped!"



And the pansies are still in full bloom...




And the Buster-Dog spends long, languid moments lounging among the Lilies-of-the-Valley!



Did you know that hazelnut trees are an ancient Celtic symbol of fertility? They're twisty-turny, convoluted, and complex--just like us Irish peasant dogs!



My ferns are emerging from their long, winter's nap beneath the Douglas Fur tree.


Whenever I walk by, I try to irrigate them properly.




And that sweet scent in the air must come from...


My little carpet of ajuga!

There are some things I'm not sure I know the names of...Mom got these, and they're blue and pretty:



If anyone recognizes them, let me know, 'cuz I like them a lot!

Here's another unknown specimen, in the shade under "Douglas," my pet fur tree:



Ah...Life is good!


Things are green and yellow and blue and PINK!




My little Japanese Maple has sprouted its delicate leaves...



And my weeping larch is doing what weeping larches do best!




And I, Persephone, the dark Goddess of the Underworld and Harbinger of Spring, shall proceed to do what I do best:

Naptime!





Cheers,

Sephie

4 comments:

Faya said...

Votre jardin est magnifique. Les pivoines sont les fleurs préférées de Véronique. Et le muguet sent si bon....c'est fou comme le Connecticut me plaît beaucoup....
Bisous et bonne sieste au jardin !

Maggie & Mitch said...

Your flowers are just beautiful, Sephie! Mom says the blue ones are called Virginia Bluebells! The white brushy one is growing at our house too but we don't know what you call it. Hopefully someone else will!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Penny & Poppy said...

Really pretty flowers, Sephie! Our mom can't believe your white azalea has bloomed before ours! We have one that blooms very late every year!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy & Penny

Noah the Airedale said...

Ahh finally blogger has let me in.
Your garden is looking stunning. We didn't know that about the hazelnut tree. We love the Celtic Cross. We'd like something like that in our garden. We do have 2 small Japanese maple trees though. They're looking rather stark at the moment.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy