Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spring Has Finally Sprung!!

 Welcome to my first Garden Post of 2016!!!!

After 5 months of above average temps. here in NEPA, April has been a colder than normal month.

In the beginning of the month, we did have some unseasonably warm temps. causing the Forsythias to bloom early..........
This one is in my neighbor's yard.......
But then we had SNOW and temps. in the 20's and that was the end of the blooms!!

The Pylox on my slope in front of our townhouse have started to bloom and this is a sure sign that Spring has finally come to NEPA!!!
I always say that I wish they stayed in bloom longer than a just a week or 2.......
The white ones in the upper right corner are just starting to bloom......
Looks like a carpet, doesn't it????
Looking down from the front sidewalk......
This is looking down at my neighbor's townhouses.......
You can see that the trees in the woods at the end of our Court are just starting to get leaves on them......
A few plants in my neighbor's yards......
Joe was busy cleaning up the back yard this weekend.......
He was putting down some mulch on the foot of land that we own on the slope past the back fence
 ( the rest of the slope belongs to the neighbors behind us)
He did put new mulch down through out our tiny yard.......
In the Fall, we extended the height of the lattice fence on this side of the yard to hide a multitude of sins so to speak!!!

I still have to get all my garden art and ornaments from our storage shed.........

Some of my perennials are starting to poke up through the ground!!
We thought that the caterpillar invasion that we experienced in our area last year might have killed this tree but apparently it is okay.......
And the leaves on the lilac tree in the back of the yard are filling out but I think the snow and frost that we had earlier in the month might have killed the lilac buds......
The lilacs budded early because of the warm temps. in March. They usually do not bloom until around Mother's Day.......

The dwarf spruces that I have planted in 2 large pots on each side of the patio survived another Winter and have new sprouts on them.......
And a sure sign of warm temps. to come is the fact that my Doves are back!!!!!
This is the 7th time and the 3rd year, that I have had a pair of doves nest and lay their eggs in this pot which is right outside the Den window!!!
I was taking pictures the other day of the Parent Doves in the pot when I noticed something!!!!!!
The eggs had hatched and we have 2 new BABIES!!!!!

This is how they looked on April 20th.......
So Sweet!!

They grow awfully fast because this is how they looked 4 days later on the 24th of April!!!!!
The past 2 years, the Doves nested in this pot 3 times each year and provided us with hours of enjoyment!!!

In honor of Prince, who I did see in concert, my Doves are Crying!  I have always been a huge fan!!
He was a true genius and artist!!

Hopefully, it won't be long until the back yard will look like this again!!

Summer 2015
 This will be the first Spring /Summer that I will be working Part Time ( not Full Time)  so I am looking forward to doing several paint projects and spending time outside in my Cottage Garden and on the Patio in the back and on the Front Porch!!!

 Summer 2015
  So I hope you will come by and visit  again to see How My Garden Grows!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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