Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring has Sprung in My Garden

We are entering the time of year when I run the risk of making you all sick to death of floral photography!! This is my favorite time of year and I work very hard on my chemical free compost and manure only organic garden, so you will be seeing alot of pictures of it. I will understand if you don't leave comments every time or even if you run through the post overly quickly, but watch out ,you may miss some new art tucked in amoungst the fleurs!!There is one plant that I am so excited to see each year. It is a very unusual yellow primrose that is a true Pass-Along Plant. It began in the British Isles somewhere and was brought across the Atlantic in the suitcase of a dear elderly friend of my Mother's. Sally had clumps of primroses all over her yard and my Mom offered to help with the transplanting as they desperately needed to be divided. each year each plant produces a new plant via a rootlet so you can see how a clump can very gquickly become massive. So then my Mom had many clumps that needed to be divided. Any visitors who showed any interest were given a small clump and wherever I have lived , all ove the US, Mom has sent me clumps of the plants in the mail- they are very hardy. So the Woodfords have left a trail of these glorious buttery flowers all over the lower 48! I was told to not even try to grow these plants in central Oklahoma by experts at the Oklahoma Boatanical gardens- well they threw down the challenge!! i got them to grow in profusion in a very sheltered spot on the north side of the house where they were protedted from the blistering wind and heat. When we left Ok I "passed them along" to a wonderful gardening friend who was thrilled to have them!

As you can see one little blossom grows right from the center of it's neighbor. The blossoms come in pedulous clustersa nd the slugs will not touch them!! i just adore these plants!!

Here you see one of my favorite floral color combinations, fragrance color form and bloom time- this twosome ahs it all!!

Well enough nattering on, now I will just present you with some more pictures!!

Waterperry Veronica.

Although I did not make it into DC to see the Cherry Blossoms, I have a Cherry blooming in the yard. Next year I WILL get into DC to see the big explosion of color!!!

I came across this wonderful quote the other day and fell that it is most fitting for an end to this post!

"Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, something you do, something you are and something you give away." Robert Fulghum


Elizabeth Seaver said...

Gorgeous flowers, E. Your garden must be heaven! Getting lost in it is a good way to find/make peace.

Talking Horses Arts said...

Beautiful pictures Elizabeth!!!!
No flowers here yet..

Ali said...

snap away! these photo's are beautiful!

The Blue Plum Shop said...

Oh my gosh! How gorgeous!!!! Love the cherry blossoms.

Beena said...

Love your garden pics, and love the quote. Thanks for your post.

Kayla coo said...

I love the pink blossoms.x

Marilyn Rock said...

Stunning flowers Elizabeth. Doesn't spring offer us such hope and renewal? Beautiful start to my day here - thank you! xxoo

jewelrygirl said...

Beautiful flowers! I won't get sick of them.

Judy said...

Oh Elizabeth, post those flower pics any old time you want, because this old heart just feasts upon them! I would be more than happy to send you ample postage if I could have but one of those primroses! Is that possible? When we first moved to Gainesville, our first home (three homes ago!) had a wonderful garden lined with primroses, but they were not hardy and all died off within the first few years. I love to garden but don't do it enough....and this is truly the time of the year for beautiful flowers to be admired!
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pictures....and don't stop!!


Julie said...

Beautiful flowers and a beautiful quote Elizabeth. Thank you.

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

I love seeing the lovely photos of your garden! We are inundated with gobs of heavy wet snow in Colorado at the moment...Your flowers give me hope and joy!

xo Camilla


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