Spring is my favorite season and daffys bring such joy to me with their bright yellow blooms. This is a really large one.
Hyacinth in colors of Pink, White and Blue are putting cheery smiles on my face as well. I love the way these things smell and since I have had luck with them, I believe I will add more to my gardens this year once the prices go on sale.
Lookie here what I found in the Spring Planter! The Hellebore finally giving blooms after 3 years with me. Ignore the weeds, after all, it is spring ya know. I was so excited to see the hellebore blooming.
I had never heard of Hellebore's before blogging. I have not spotted any in our garden centers with casual strolls either. While in Tennessee a few years ago, I spotted them and my mom bought me one for my birthday. The thing was too soggy the first place I planted her. She almost died on me that first year. I took her out of the ground and she spent a year back in her pot recovering. Last year I put her into the Spring planter, and now blooms!
I was thrilled with one bloom but I have 3 total. I am so happy and hope she gets bigger and stronger and makes a bold statement for me some day.
The Forsythia has been trying to bloom for over a week. She could not contain herself any longer and decided to burst open with her glowing self.
Yellow is such a bright color when the sun shines above.
The Phlox is blooming also which is a sure sign of Spring.
The Wild Plum trees have exploded with blossoms practically over night!
I just adore those sweet tiny blossoms. Too bad they don't hang around long but soon, the deer and bunny's will be eating plums off the ground.
The Saints Crab apple Tree is getting full of green leaves. I hope to see Blossoms before long. We are trying our best to keep the squirrels from this tree. They like to eat the buds and we solved that issue last year. But now, some of the critters have solved the mystery of our Squirrel deterrent and are once again getting to the tree. Stinking little critters. If they were not so darn cute, I would get rid of them all!
Iris are looking healthy for their first blooming season with me. Can't wait to see the big blooms Tina! Again thanks for passing along a plant that reminds me of my grandmothers. Iris is one flower I should aways have in my garden for the fond memories. Lily's are coming up everywhere! It looks as though all those Free Lilies from last year have survived their first winter in my garden. At the rate they are going, I may be dividing some next spring.
Peony are peeking out of the ground. They, like me, are not sure all that cold stuff is gone for good just yet. I have taken up the "Welcome Mat" from Mr. Jack Frost. I do not want him to drop by for a visit. If he does, it may be a sad day for the local farmers with fruit trees blooming.
As I type this, a small flock (about 2 dozen) of Robins are entertaining me outside my windows. They are working the lawn from the East side of the house to the West side looking for worms. They are a sure sign of Spring. And of course, it would not be Spring without those pretty but pesky Dandelions in the grass. I had such a SAD winter but now that is a mere memory. The glorious weather has given me a burst of energy and I find myself outside more and more these days. I am so happy that we are having a EARLY SPRING, In the Garden...
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