Sunday, March 2, 2008

Garden Geek Celebration

Ok, I cannot remember whose blog it was on (I have a terrible memory - please forgive me -- and tell me who it was!), but a few weeks ago I commented on a post about Valentine Garden Geeks. And while I didn't fit the bill there, I do now!

I celebrated my birthday this week and I wanted to share with you some of my lovely garden-related gifts. You might guess that my five-year-old daughter -- the girliest of girls imaginable -- picked out the fluorescent pink bird feeder for me (with her Dad's help.)





They both picked out these terrific little snippers - perfect for deadheading and small plant pruning. I can't wait to try them out!
And my DH, who always uses knee pads, got me these to ease the bending.

My Mom and Dad got me this little garden fella -- he's a hand carved bird feeder. A tad heavy for the branches we have to hang him on, so he either needs a special mount or we may just leave him leaning against the tree on the ground. He's kinda cute there!

And here is my "big" birthday gift. Many of you have already met Artemis, who now graces the front of a fedgling new garden bed. Mom and Dad also gave me a huge ferm to put in her head, but she has a tiny little head and it didn't fit. So, the coral/salmon geraniums will stay there for now. They brighten up that end of the path, anyway, don't you think?




I'd say this plethora of garden goodies makes me a Garden Geek...don't you agree?!

8 comments:

Carol said...

Happy Birthday. Those are some geeky garden gifts. Perhaps your comment was on my Valentine's Day Gardening Geek post?

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Diana said...

Yes, Carol, it was, indeed. I thought it might have been your post, but I truly couldn't remember. After all, that was two weeks ago! Thanks for inspiring me with post material ... and labeling me!!!

Nancy said...

I wish my family knew me so well!

Hubby knows and obliges however and I've got my garden geek mojo movin'...

Diana said...

Nancy -- that's good that your husband knows what you like. Sometimes they need specific direction (I usually tear out catalog pages and circle items for Xmas and give him a stack to choose from for the little things). This week they just went to my favorite nursery and trolled for cool things. Lucky Me!

Pam/Digging said...

Happy birthday, Diana! It looks like your family has you pegged as a died-in-the-wool gardener, eh? Enjoy all your garden gifts.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A belated Happy Birthday Diana. It looks like you hit the jackpot.

I certainly did see your lady in an earlier post. I just love her. She is a wonderful focal point.

Diana said...

Pam and Lisa - thanks for the Birthday Wishes. It seems this morning I got my other wish - rain. We have had .14 inches so far this morning and we really need it. It might also be our last really cool hurrah of the season, with chance of light freeze in the Hill Country out west of us the next night or two. Then, on to Spring!

Sherry at the Zoo said...

Happy Birthday! Those are some great gifts! I would say those entitle you to join the world of Gardening Geekdom!