Sunday, February 21, 2016

Spring has sprung by Barbara Edwards

I had the first sign of Spring this week, despite the remaining snow and cold temperatures. The flower catalogue arrived. Ah, how I love to browse through the pictures of blooming flowers. I want them all.
Last fall I planted several perennials in my garden: Holly Hocks for the back border, columbine in a clump near my red rose, a pink Peony near the step onto the porch. I’m so excited waiting for the new growth.
his has been a mild winter and not the best for protecting the plants. I was happy the snow fell before that wicked freeze and covered over the tiny shoots draw out by the sun.
Last year I had th most productive garden since we moved into out house seven years ago. I added marigolds and sinus to fill in the blanks, but the lilies, foxgloves, phlox and a few lily -of-the-valley made me smile for the blooming season.
this year I plan to add bee balm. I love the hummingbirds and butterflies they attract.
I can hardly wait to get my hands dirty digging in my garden.
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Alicia Dean said...

Oh my gosh, I love your house! Adorable, and the garden is lovely. I think summer has sprung around here. Yesterday, it was probably 90 degrees. I'm jealous that you can grow such a pretty garden. I have a black thumb :(

Rolynn Anderson said...

Love the flowers that show up every year, some of which propagate and fill in bare ground. My favorite is geranium-hardy and lush.

Jannine Gallant said...

We're still buried in snow...which we should be this time of the year! I get my flower fix in the woods in the spring. I'm afraid I'm not a gardener. Yours are beautiful!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Every spring when I bring home flats of plants, Calvin quips, "I see you've been buying deer feed again." I've had to learn which flowers they don't like. Our living room is at the back of the house and they often look in our windows at us. It gives one quite a start to look up and see a deer's nose pressed to the glass. Our back yard is part of their usual route through the neighborhood as are our side and front yards. My thumb is not as green as yours, Barb. You've shared some lovely pictures. Simply beautiful.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Your yard is beautiful, Barb. I wish I had a green thumb, but mine is brownish/black. I always said my mother could plant a Popsicle stick in the ground and it would bloom. My grandson has her knack. Must skip generations.

Leah St. James said...

How lovely! Enjoy your beautiful garden.

Diane Burton said...

Lovely garden, Barb. Winter took a momentary break this weekend, but it will be back this week. At least, the snow is gone...for now. I'm sure we'll see more snow soon.

Brenda Whiteside said...

One thing I miss about the house I had in MN was my flower garden. Yours is lovely!

Alison Henderson said...

You have such a beautiful garden, Barbara. Thanks for sharing the pictures!