Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring Has Arrived in Connecticut

"Won't you come into my garden?
 I would like my flowers to see you."

This Saturday my garden came alive! Here are some flowers in bloom and their meaning.

Purple Pansy's ~ thoughtfulness and modesty

Phlox ~ flame 
 Peony ~ happy life
 Mallows ~ deep in love
 Variegated  Hosta unfurling
 Pink tulips ~ caring

 Bleeding Hearts ~ worthy of notice
Red Striped Tulips ~ declaration of love
(these remind me of the candy stripe dress my Skippy doll wore, only those of you who grew up in the 60's will get that.)
 Lilly-of-the-Valley ~ sweetness and purity
 Beloved Lilacs ~ first love
 Variegated Shrub
 Trillion ~ ador and zeal
 Jacobs Ladder ~ come down
 Looking up from one of my garden rooms to the garage/front yard.
 Sweet Woodruff ~ sweet humility (and an important ingredient for May wine)
The pond blowing bubbles and rejoicing that spring is here!
(and happy that the dead goldfish have been removed)
 Forget Me Nots ~ true love, memories and hope
 Woodbury, Ct ....Frank's favorite fishing hole
Look carefully and you can see where the water wheel once was.
 One the other side of the bridge ~ this quiet scene.
 Dogwoods ~ I cling to you and longivity
( Greenfield Hill, Fairfield, Ct.)
 The lovely church on the Green in Greenfield Hill.

 Three of my four knuckle heads ~ Jaci , Ashley and Franky.(Cheri is on a fun adventure to Bermuda!)

Take in the excitement of season, put on something bright and do something fun!

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...
~ Susan Polis Shutz

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.
~ Terri Guillemets

May Wine

If you ever had the pleasure of attending a lunch or tea at Caprilands in Coventry, Ct,  you would have enjoyed this wine with your meal.

Add a half cup of dried sweet wodruff to a bottle of dry white wine.
Seal and store in a dark place, shaking every once in a while for about 1 month.
A few hours before serving, strain wine, then add 6 Tablespoons sugar, shake and chill.
Place in a punch bowel and add a bottle of champagne.
Float strawberrys and fresh fruit on top and Enjoy!


Maureen said...

I'm so happy it's Spring!! Thank you for the photos.

Vintage Gal said...

What gorgeous photos. Thank you so much. My garden is a little bit behind due to the weather, but I'll be sharing soon ;-)

Laurie said...

I love all these flowers, and the May wine sounds so good! I used to have a Skipper doll, oh the memories! Her, Barbie and Ken had quite the life!

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