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Brenda has been writing since grade school. She attended journalism school where she majored in professional writing. She loves to decorate, garden, read and spend time with her Yorkies.

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Rain & Blooms

We're getting a lot of rain here. It has rained most of the past four days. But as they say, April showers bring May flowers...

I know that you wonderful readers don't like truncated posts, with the Read More option. But I need to get my page views up and make some money, so for now I had to put it back. When you click through, that's another page view.

I hope it doesn't upset anyone's apple cart too much. I'm doing the best I can here.

Like these African daisies. I had these in Texas, in the ground. Of course there was a big batch of them there because they spread. I hope someone is enjoying them.

Here I planted some in a pot that I got from my favorite nursery.

I love the orange mixed with purple.

I'm really happy that the clematis vine I planted last year, that didn't do squat, has come on like gang busters this year...

Several flowers are hiding behind the many leaves. 

I was also lucky enough to have those mutant crazy-growing morning glories, that I brought over from the little blue house, start coming back up yet again. They're coming up in the cracks of the concrete even!

I see a new one come up, and I dig it up and put it someplace where it can happily climb.

And the fairy garden, less than a week planted, is growing in leaps and bounds due to the many days of rain. I'll have to transplant some of these herbs as they get bigger. 

What's going on in your garden today? I'm linking up with Share Your Style.
Brenda Pruitt
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  1. it rained all day yesterday so i can't go in the garden today - too muddy!

  2. I walked over to meet my 80 something, widow neighbor. I took her some Pumpkin Cake, and she gave me a huge bunch of Lilacs in full bloom! The wonderful scent filled my house! I can hardly sleep at nigh when I know I will get to work in the yard the next day....I am so excited to get out there!!!!!

  3. Very pretty. My broccoli needs to be picked and frozen, because it looks like the rest of it is going to bolt.

  4. Wow---Look at those plants! I love the rain but enough already. I just don't like the mud. If you truncated your post it did not come up that way when I opened it. I can't BELIEVE how that fairy garden has taken off! xo Diana

  5. Hi! New to your blog. I love the little hedge hog critter in your garden tub! :)

  6. Beautiful pictures as always, Brenda! As for the truncated posts, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do and I don't mind at all. We're all in this together!

  7. While I have never liked the truncated posts, I also did not realize that the process increased a blog's page views. Thank you for explaining that and now I certainly understand why a blogger would want/need to do that. And, even if I didn't personally like it, I would never complain. Wishing you a beautiful spring!

  8. Great photo's the gardens, plants, flowers, trees need a good mix of rain and sun.

    Just love the 'fairy garden'

    All the best Jan

  9. You've always had the prettiest garden setups, Brenda...your fairy garden is so whimsical...

  10. I personally don't mind truncated do what you have to do as far as ads go! We've had beautiful weather here...but still too cool to plant...I'm still cleaning up the garden! Love your flowers! ;)

  11. I'd gladly swap you for some rain. Just watered my succulents on the patio and my herbs. We're expected to cut back 25%, I'm not sure where we'll do that. As it is my acreage is wild, it doesn't get watered. And I just spent $1600 to have 2 trees cut down due to the drought. That part really angers me that we are losing so many. Your fairy garden looks fantastic! Love all the critters in it.

  12. We too are having rain but are a bit behind in terms of spring growth in the garden. My daffodils are finally up and my Lenten Roses are blooming. We haven't even seen any buds on the trees yet so seeing you garden was a real treat, thank you for sharing it!!!

  13. I came home from work today and went out in my backyard for the first time in a couple of weeks. My fig tree is INSANE. Not only did it grow in size, but it is covered in fat leaves and boasts a few figs! Take that, Texas drought!

  14. Too cold here in central WI to plant any flowers out side, or get the garden going. so far we just did a little raking, and cleaning up the yard. My hostas and lily of the valley, peonies and hydrangeas are still not peeking out of the soil yet, not enough warmth. But the sun was nice today, and 65 degrees, so we are getting there, with some buds on our trees.
    I do not mind clicking to read more, if it's worth looking at, (and yours always is) so no complaints here.

  15. Everything is looking beautiful. You have such a green thumb. I just don[t have much luck with plants in pots. Hope I can get b etter. Love your apartment and Patio garden.

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  17. Wow, lots of flowers for sure....we are still waiting here, so thanks for sharing your pretties!

  18. I don't have a garden here at our new location so I'm surely enjoying seeing yours! I'm thinking I'll explore some container gardening possibilities. I'd love to have some tomatoes growing as well as flowers. No problem here with the truncated posts. You do what you need to do!

  19. I love your garden and I think I need to get some things planted in the next couple of weeks. I didn't get anything last year and I really missed having some flowers in my containers!

  20. Brenda, truncated posts are not a problem for me. I'm glad that it will help you out some. I'm really enjoying the pics of your garden!

  21. Pretty, pretty blooms! I never knew African violets had that pretty purple ring in the center til I saw your photo---now that's great photography! Morning Glories are so pretty but they are invasive bordering on obnoxious. I move them around, too. And in our colder weather they leaf out but don't bloom until August...just hang around looking all leafy!!

    I bought a few pansies today, 98 cents a pot at Home Depot. They are the only thing that will survive in our crazy weather until mid-May. I just have a small urn on my front porch. But the border in my back yard is ablaze with daffs! Yay!

    Love the rain! :)

    Jane xx

  22. Brenda your fairy garden looks amazing!!! I can't believe you just planted it a week's thriving!

  23. I always enjoy seeing your pretty plants. They look nice and healthy! We've been getting a lot of rain lately too. Today was an exception, but the rest of the week is supposed to be wet. You'll have to let me know how to set up the "read more" thing on my blog. I always wondered why that was on people's blogs. I'm set up with Blogher so I could benefit from that too!

  24. Wow, your plants are way ahead of our's. Everything looks great. Clicking is not a big deal. Hope this helps you're finances.

  25. My garden is small but thriving with the geraniums blooming and the ground cover is growing fast. The bamboo plants is growing like a weed and my tiny jade plant from last year has grown to over 3 feet tall. I am disappointed that my lemon verbena did not make it through the winter but shall forge ahead with another. Your photos are so beautiful. Well done planning your garden, its amazing. I do not care if you have a page jump, does not matter to me at all. I adore your blog.

  26. This post wasn't truncated for me Brenda, but I sure don't mind truncated posts anyway.

    Everything is so muddy here. Not from rain, but melting snow. Your garden looks enviously beautiful.

  27. I don't mind clicking through, but I have a hard time finding your "read more". It's located AFTER the pictures and titles of other posts "you might also like". Can you add it immediately after what you've written? I'm embarrassed to say that when your posts were truncated before, I just thought you were writing very short posts. hehehe It seems like I read another blogger who stops mid-sentence and adds "read more". Just my concern. I could easily be the only person in the blog world who was confused.

  28. Just letting you know I didn't have to click through. I use Feedly to read all my blogs & yours wasn't truncated. I did click through (using the visit website button) to leave this comment. xoE

  29. Ohmygosh! Andrew is the CUTEST thing! LOVE that sidebar pic of him. I bet you could just eat him up!

  30. You have so much going on! :) Just daffodils here and people's forsythia coming into bloom : )

  31. You sure have a green thumb. I can't believe how quickly your fairy garden is growing. Like others I did not have to click to access this post.

  32. If the rain in Nashville would lay off some and bring sun....we might see more blooms. Great pics.

  33. Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls


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