Spring time work


We had a beautiful day after a rainy week. My husband took the time to remove two shrubs and planted two others for me. Since we will be off next week he will have time to work on the fall project completing most of the border around the side and the rhododendrons. Since there will be more space to plant more perennials, it will be quite fun to take a day and shop next week.


I enjoyed the time while he was working being busy with the camera. Have fun looking at the pictures. You will find most of the current March pictures in our picture gallery.


Heute hatten wir einen schönen Tag, nachdem es so viel geregnet hatte diese Woche. Mein Mann nutzte die Gelegenheit zwei Sträucher zu entfernen. Da wir nächste Woche frei haben, wird er versuchen sein Herbstprojekt zu beenden – die Randsteine um unser Rhododenrumbeet und auf einer Seite des Gartens weiter zu verlegen.


Ich habe die Zeit genutzt zu fotografieren. Ich hoffe, die Bilder gefallen euch.

Today butterflies and bees were in the garden.
Heute waren Bienen und Schmetterlinge unterwegs im Garten.
Yellow! One of the colors of spring!
Gelb! Die Farbe des Frühlings für mich!

Spring Discovery Tour

What a beautiful weekend! Just a splendid opportunity to go outside into the garden and to get my fingers dirty. So much is growing! That is just great for the gardener’s spirit and soul. Stella was the perfect undergardener following me and observing me very carefully.
These will be white Cleomes. Just started them Saturday.
Das werden weisse Spinnenblumen. Ich hab sie erst gestern angesät.
My starter plants were taken outside as well and I am sure they enjoyed the sun as well.

Wishing you a great week!




Winterlinge / Eranthis

Ein tolles Wochenende! Das war natürlich eine tolle Gelegenheit, um in den Garten zu gehen und Dreck unter die Fingernägel zu bekommen. Was da alles wächst, einfach nur schön! Stella war die perfekte Gartenhelferin, brav folgend und beobachtete alles, was Frauchen tat.


Meine Pflänzchen, die ich drinnen angesät hatte, bekamen auch etwas Frischluft, was ihnen sicher gut tat.


Variety of plants (Hollyhocks, asters and others to fill empty spots this summer.

Verschiedene Pflanzen (Wicken, Astern, neue Sorte Stockrosen, die malvenresistent sein soll usw.), die die leeren Stellen in den Beeten füllen sollen.

Wünsche euch eine schöne Woche!



Helleborus – the cold nights last week ruined it.
Christrosen – etwas frostgeschädigt letzte Woche.


Rittersporn / Delphinium

A new look

I have been thinking about stopping the use of the Blogspot templates for the longest time. Since we do own several domains it was just a question of which content management software to use. WordPress seemed to be the best choice. I was also looking for a way to integrate my old garden home page which I haven’t been taking care of for the longest time since I started blogging. WordPress offered that. That part is under construction though and only in German at the moment. We’ll see how that develops.

Since I have always used my domain and webspace as a file server as well while using Blogspot templates, my husband was able to import via RSS feed almost all of my posts. (You are probably wondering what the heck I am talking about, right?) 🙂 Unfortunately, he was not able to import all of the comments. I can live with that since there will be new comments and you will continue to visit me.

Stella’s Blog moved completely away from Blogspot and is hosted on our domain now.

I hope I will find more time to blog again now that spring seems to finally come around and provides many of opportunities for new pictures. There is lots of work in the garden ahead for all of us.

By the way, we have also moved our picture gallery . As time allows we will share more and more pictures there.

Have a nice week!