Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring is Here at #3 !!!

The time of awakening gardens has arrived, and none too soon for me!! With all of the heartache, violence and anger in the world right now I have found myself yearning for the peace and realistic perspective that always comes to me when I am outside working in the garden. We have had a lovely amount of rain this spring and it is finally starting to warm up. Every day I see new signs of the return of old friends as they lift their heads above the soil and push the leaf cover aside to greet the sunshine. Many of my perrenials that have been limping along , have finally decided that they are happy in their homes and have spread and emerged newly invigorated. Above you can see my unfurling Bleeding Hearts. I love the intensity fo the ruby red of the still to open blossoms.

The Pink Impression Hybrid Tulips are back again and stronger in number and look so at home beneath the weeping Cherry tree.
Here are my absolute favorite garden treasure, a true pass-along plant. This is an English Primrose called Hose-On -Hose and each year each plant creates a sister plant. The clumps grow very quickly and love part shade. When it is cool and rainy, the blossoms last for a very long time. You would have had a good chuckle if you had seen the contortions that I went to in order to get these shots. Lets just say a change of clothes was in order!!

We have Gold Finches swarming our thisle feeders and filling the yard with birdsong.

As our winter was relatively mild, the Pansies that I planted in the fall have rebounded beautifully and are filling the yards with their wonderful scent. I love this combo of the orange Pansie with the bright pink Phlox.

Last fall, I planted a large number of Grecian Wind Flowers, or anemones, in clusters all over the garden. These bulbs will naturalize and spread and fill the beds with these glorious corn flower blue flowers. i just adore this color!!!

To end our little garden stroll I will leave you with more shots of these glorious Pink impression Tulips. It really does work to plant the bulbs extra deep, if you want them to return year after year!!!

I hope that the glories of spring are arriving in your part of the counrty. Goodness knows we all need a healthy dose of perspective and grace that one can only gain when one spends time amoung the glories of the garden!!


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Makes me happy just to see it all. We have little life beginning...interesting primrose, some real beauties out there, I never knew there were soooo many varieties. Thanks for the cheerful, enthusiastic response, I'm looking forward to the creative jolt. xox Corrine

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Elizabeth - What a glorious garden you have and how your heart must be singing with the birth of Spring and all the beauty that it is providing for you! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog about my work and yes to sit and share together would be a wonderful thing. I wish you luck with the giveaway!
Hugs, Suzy

Annika said...

Thanks for the beautiful spring flowers! We haven't got this far yet in Helsinki, but a lot of snow has melted the last few days and I can finally see blue water outside my kitchen window. Happy springtime!

Judy Warner said...

Wow! But it is nice to see color in your garden. Finally, I have a bed of crocus that have bloomed. And, the spikes of daffodil leaves are about four inches tall.

Marilyn Rock said...

Ahhhhhhhh! Such hope, beauty and inspiration! Thanks for sharing your Spring with us. Your garden is amazing! xxoo

Claudine Intner said...

Oh, what beautiful flowers! I have some bulbs but they aren't nearly as interesting. You have inspired me to plant more bulbs.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Your garden seems especially beautiful this year. How nice to have such a lovely retreat in your own backyard! Thanks for commenting on my blog post, friend!

Leslie Brier, Brier Design Studio said...

The English primrose you brought me are still going strong. I gave them fresh water this morning. The one thing you can't tell from the photos is how wee tiny they are!

martha brown said...

You are so lucky! Your garden is beautiful. Spring isn't hear yet, sniff sniff. My crocus and hyancinths started to come up, but it's freeezing so they seem to have pulled themselves back down :)


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