It's been a week since Spring Fling but the cards are still spread out on the dining room table - the seeds from Nancy of Garden Spot and Cindy of My Corner of Katy await planting and the seedling hellebore from Faire Garden Frances has been potted up with crossed fingers.
The camera's focus has been erratic so I only have a few photos, just little reminders of Spring Fling moments.
The Banana shrub reminds me that I made May Dreams Carol take a sniff of the little magnolia-type flowers.
When I water the container of 'Hot Lips' salvia it amuses me to remember baking "Hot Lips Cookie Crisps" with cashews and habanero powder. The recipe was from a China Bayles book and I made them because Carol, Cold Climate Kathy, MSS and I were part of Susan Albert's blog tour. Here are Susan and Kathy at the Wildflower Center.I'd given orders to a few plants to bloom for Spring Fling, but they listen as well as my children used to. The mismarked, no-name clematis by the back door
The unnamed, fragrant, floppy pink climbing rose near the gate
The Siberian Iris that's not supposed to bloom in Austin
And the 'Julia Child' Rose. All these plants were in bud while guests were here, but they didn't open until this week.
I mowed the lawn today but haven't tried out my cool Cobra Head garden tool door prize won at the dinner at the County Line. Anneliese warned me it was sharp, hence the protective coating for transport.
Maybe it's time to peel off the wrapper and take my new garden toy out to play.
Pam/Digging has compiled links to all the posts about Spring Fling - written by bloggers with more coordinated thoughts who have taken wonderful photos.