Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Outdoor Spigots

 It is always a happy day when my outdoor sink is turned on.  This water source is shut down over the winter.  I have hot and cold here and use it constantly.

 My tulips finally bloomed.

 I planted a deep pink phlox that will grow into the purple by next year.

 My millstone room is filled with dandelions.

 The creek and ponds will be awakened soon.

 This is one of my 4 season outdoor spigots.  Click on any of the photos to enlarge. When I built my gardens, I had these scattered throughout so I could have water available even in winter.  They bury them deep enough so that the lines do not freeze.

 I put up my spinning bat to keep the birds out of the newly planted garden.

 I also put a 4 season spigot in the potting shed to use in the copper sink.  These are so handy.

 All of the hostas are popping up.

 Where the sun is hitting them, they are already opening and are enormous.

 Someone asked what this is that is hanging above the phlox.  This is one of my mirror chains that I made. You can see a few of the reflexions in this pic but in real life, these are magical.  The sun reflects off of the mirror tiles and it looks like hundreds of fairies flying around the garden.

I love it when the light pours through the stained glass on the garden doors.