A little rain, a little sunshine & my tulips are popping! I thought my tulips were beautiful Saturday. Today, they are absolutely stunning. Pretty impressive for bargain bulbs. I purchased these last fall at Menards in Traverse City. Most were $2.99 for 12-15 bulbs.
My viburnum is in bloom. Mmmmmm. It smells so sweet.
It won't be long before our lilacs bloom.
This lilac was salvaged from the old Charlevoix High School grounds.
(Now the Charlevoix Public Library parking lot.)
It looks like it's going to be a good year for fruit!
It's a rainy Saturday morning but my walk through the garden was anything but dull & dreary. Our fruit trees are blossoming and the raindrops made everything glisten with extra beauty today. Our tulips are still puckered up hoping for another nurturing kiss from Mother Nature.
Notice From Management
Pillywiggins are tough on work shirts, boots & socks! A clean batch of shirts arrived this week but these shirts are only temporary. They will tide us over as we work out the details on the cool new logo design for our company. Like our gardens, we have established strong roots, we're growing and ready to blossom!
Need a little enchantment in your garden?
Call upon the Pillywiggins!
We're wrapping up our Spring Clean-Ups and we're ready to tackle any sized landscape project.
We have several projects in the works from Phase II additions for past projects to new installs for several new customers.
You never know where the Pillywiggins will turn up next. Stay tuned for 2018 project photos coming soon!
A gift from Mother Nature. Our pair of pileated woodpeckers made their return on Christmas Day. We were happy to see them again. They're not typically feeder birds but they have visited our suet feeders for the past 4 or 5 winters now. I read up on pileated woodpeckers and shared a few interesting facts in last year's blog post Winter Wildlife. You can read it HERE.
It's been snowing & blowing ever since Christmas with temperatures well below zero. The pileated woodpeckers, songbirds & "Big Boy" the squirrel have been coming in daily. Big Boy is a year-round resident. He costs us a small fortune in sunflower seed but his chunky-butt dare devil antics keep us amused. We set up a spot in the window for our old cat Bailey. He sits there for hours, hunkered down just below the window ledge with his tail just a twitching. Bailey acts tough but I think the woodpecker and squirrel could take him!
Remember, if it's too cold to play outside just do what the Pillywiggins do.
Throw another log on the fire, stay in & make snowmen!
Jason & Julie
Greetings! My name is Julie. I'm a bookkeeper by trade, an artisan by choice & the author of this blog by default. :)