Saturday, March 20, 2010


Hooray for Spring!

Lots of plants seem to know just when it is spring. While I had yellow daffs a few days ago, today the white ones opened, too:

I have a single bloom on my moss phlox:

Even the weeds know it is spring. My first dandelion (of many, I'm sure:

Now, I'm probably the only person on the planet that can kill mint. But I do have a history of doing just that. I acquired more last year (people are always willing to give it away!), and put it in a pot in case I didn't kill it, to keep it from spreading. But the summer heat kinda fried it, so I wasn't sure if it would come back. I checked yesterday and there were no signs of life. But today, sprouts galore! One more plant that knows it is spring:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Celebrating Green

Here's my way of celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Not by wearing green, but by showing off the green emerging in my yard:

Daffodils getting bigger

Tulips pushing up foliage

Spanish Bluebells coming up through the grass:

Sedum returning

Happy St Patrick's Day!


The sun came out today, and ushered in some warm weather. That must have made my daffodils happy, because one bloomed today:

I can't help but smile to see this harbinger of spring. Several more look like they will open tomorrow.

Monday, March 15, 2010

March Blooms

Here it is, my first time participating in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, hosted at May Dreams Gardens, and I feel like nothing is blooming! Oh, and it's been raining for four days, so that doesn't help much. Daffodils are popular with GBBD participants today, but mine are still about 5" tall and several days from blooming. I have crocus:

Rather, I had crocus, last week when it was sunny. Now they are tightly closed, fending off the rain.

Hellebores got smushed by all the snow in February, but they are blooming anyway:
Here's a close up of the pretty purple one:

That's it for flowers so far, but I do have some trees in bloom. Not the fruit trees yet, but I do have maple:
and willow:

Happy Bloom Day, and thanks for visiting!