Monday

Spring Thunder Storms and Delphinium's.....



After walking out to the driveway this morning I had a panic attack when I saw my brand new, two month old white car, totally (and I mean totally) covered with the first blooms of Spring, from the tall trees surrounding my house... I have no idea what they are called but the little nasty things look like worms... they produce thick green pollen that bothers so many of us in So. Florida.
After using the hose to clean off my car I headed to the Home Depot for the largest tarp they sold, to cover my car during the nights heavy rain and hale. (it always rains after 3pm here during rainy season and it might have started yesterday with our first thunder storm)   
There will be no more of these little things on my new car. Each year they stain the sidewalk so you know what they will do to the car. 

     
I think the tarp needs to be longer....





Well... as you can guess, I had to walk through the garden section and there were the first " Delphiniums" of the season.  I grabbed three as I made my way to the check out.


 First I went to my upstairs balcony to survey the back yard. 
 Where would this blue, beautiful color stand out best?  Over there, by the large bird bath, was the perfect spot.  
As spring comes in I've forgotten all the plantings from previous years and took a chance putting them in this area.  Also, the Butterfly's tend to congregate here.  I do know some Day Lilly's are coming up and the Caladium are showing their little sprouts.. we will see what happens in a few weeks.  It's ok though.  In my mind I say "The more color and the more flowers, the better"  
You would think I'd have a garden map?




Ok... I think that will be the last purchase in the garden stores for the season.  At least that is what I've told myself.. haha, 
Until the next time I walk through one.
And my car, well it's protected somewhat from Mother Nature.

"It's Spring... oh Happy Day"


I love my bloggie friends when they come to my rescue, "Diana from

Said, "Those wormy things are catkins (flowers produced by trees, like oaks).
We are deluged by that now here in the Memphis area, too! I've never seen it this "bad". Pollen is everywhere."
Thank you Diana

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8 comments:

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful flowers! You know, we've had such pollen in the air...a greenish substance that just sticks to everything. It's all over my patio but there's no need to clean it yet 'cause there will be more for a bit. I cannot wait to get rid of it! I can only imagine what that stuff you mentioned will do to the paint on your car. Wonder why we have to have all that just to welcome spring? :-)

xo
Pat

LBP said...

Delphiniums! It's even a pretty word, isn't it? These flowers remind me so much of my Grandmother. She grew them in abundance and I loved their color. Happy Spring.

Linda

LBP said...

Delphiniums! It's even a pretty word, isn't it? These flowers remind me so much of my Grandmother. She grew them in abundance and I loved their color. Happy Spring.

Linda

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

They are a beautiful Blue! Happy Spring!

Diana said...

Those wormy things are catkins (flowers produced by trees, like oaks). We are deluged by that now here in the Memphis area, too! I've never seen it this "bad". Pollen is everywhere.

Love that sign at the end of your post!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful flowers! I love their deep colors.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful flowers! I love their deep colors.

Beth said...

Sandy, I love delphiniums, and your blue ones are stunning. Sometimes I too think I am running out of room to plant more things...but there's always room for more if you look hard enough!
Hugs, Beth