Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Tuesday Tidbits - Flowers Blooming and After Easter Bargains

I planned on posting earlier today, but didn't make it. Better late than never, I guess! 😊

Yesterday morning I picked the last of the lilac blooms. Most of them got nipped with the previous night's freeze.

Later in the morning, Amber and Mercy and I took a short drive in the country in search of two of our favorite wildflowers. 

We stopped, first, at a friend's prairie where we picked a few sprigs of Indian paintbrush. 

Afterwards, we went around the corner, past where we lived when we first moved to the area, and on down to the low-water bridge where the sweet williams bloom. I so miss living out here sometimes!

After adding a few sweet williams to the sprigs of Indian paintbrush, we circled on around, crossed the main highway, held our breath as we hurridly crossed the old, rickety, wooden bridge, and made our way back through the country and home. We weren't gone long, but it was certainly enjoyable!

Later in the day, I discovered that the first of the irises had bloomed! My favorites...the ones that smell like grape Kool-Aid...the 'Keith Millers' (named after the father of the friend that first gave me the starts).

Star of Bethlehem is blooming, too. It's not a native plant, but it sure is pretty! The delicate, white flowers can be found blooming in little clumps all over the north lawn.

I thought about going to Nevada (the town of, not the state of) today, but, with so much to do here, I decided that I really wasn't up to it. I decided, instead, to get what I could at Dollar General and save my trip to one of the bigger towns for another day.

While at Dollar General, I hit the jackpot on early preparation for Easter 2024. All the Easter stuff was 70% off!

I got 15 baskets (not enough for all of the grands, but enough for the youngest ones), 10 bags of grass, and 2 packages of egg-dye for 30 cents a package. I also got a stuffed bunny for the baby (due in August) for $1.05 and a pretty pot of spring flowers (fake, of course) for $1.80. 

Well, that's all for now. I need to be moving towards getting ready for work tomorrow. I hope your week is going well and that your Tuesday has been a great one!

Until next time...

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  1. Hey Rebecca!

    I love that you got all that for next Easter. I love, love, love good prices like this one stuff. Very, very cool.

    The flowers are stunning. I love this time of year!

    Cheers, Ivy.

    1. Me, too, Ivy! I love bargains and the new life that comes with spring! Happy Spring!

    2. It's just so fun! Might move the snug around today too. We'll see.

    3. The snug, Ivy? I don't understand. :/

  2. Sorry the cold got your lilacs. The sweet William are my favorite wildflowers as well! Did you know I bought some "sweet William" seeds at the Dollar Tree once and was so confused when it turned out they were Dianthus? LOL. Great Easter bargains.

    1. No, I didn't know that, Jean! What a surprise! LOL! To get wild sweet william search Google shopping for phlox divaricata. Phlox divaricata or Blue Phlox is the native variety that grows wild throughout the state in damp, forested areas.


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