Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Few Blooms

Today I'm linking up to Fertilizer Friday over at Tootsie's and Cottage Flora Thursday's over at Fishtail Cottage. Ya'll go check out these parties and see who else some pretties to share. http://www.tootsietime.com/ and http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/2011/03/cottage-flora-thursdays-10.html

I love the fruit trees this time of year. They add so much interest and color to the yard as things begin to green up. This pear tree is putting on a nice show.

Love these daffodils. They look like sunny side up fried eggs. This one is a double bloom.

I never tire of looking at and smelling the beautiful hyancinth. I think the nemesia looks nice next to it.

Gotta love these daisy's too.

The color on the geranium is so hard to photograph. I love its dark colors though.

Dianthus is waking up from winter. These babies bloom all summer long and into the fall. They are always welcome in my gardens.

We had some rough weather yesterday. Several tornados touched down in the area causing damage. It is beautiful today though.

The days are getting longer and next week they will seem even longer when we change the clocks. We spring forward on Saturday night and lose an hour of sleep. That's the best hour too - you know it. I hate when the clocks change this time of year but I like the longer evenings so I guess I've gotta trade one for the other.

Hope you are having a great day.

Today I'm thankful for sunshine and my plants are too.

30 comments:

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Thank You for sharing your garden and the beautiful blooms..........Julian

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Look at your spring blooms just sparkling. I love the deep shocking pink of your geranium and dianthus. I am glad your did not receive any damage from the storms Becca. Have a great week my friend.

FlowerLady said...

Becca ~ So glad the tornadoes did not hit you. Your spring bloomers are gorgeous. I really love those daisies.

We sure wish they would just leave the time one way or the other. It's a pain getting used to each time. I knew it was soon, just not when. Thanks for the heads up.

FlowerLady

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We only change our clocks the last Sunday in March!
Your garden is looking very pretty, I am so looking forward to seeing what is happening in my garden in France Diane

Darla said...

We have two inches of rain overnight and it's a little breezy and chilly today..the sun is bright though. Everything is looking good Becca....do you cook with your pears?

Dandelion and Daisy said...

It has been a crazy weather winter, that's for sure. Here in Oregon we've had an unusually wet winter....so we get very excited about little peeks of sunshine. Your garden is waaaaaaaay ahead of mine...I do have some daffodils blooming, that's about it.

Carol said...

So glad you are getting such beautiful blooms. Nothing here but cold and wet...Soon...very very soon!

Patsy said...

Your post today shouts "SPRING"
love your header!

Marie said...

Hi Becca - your garden blooms are looking really good. Love the mix of blue and yellow colors!

Saying "hello" from another Cottage Flora participant.
-marie

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks for sharing your blooming garden, you lucky lady. I'm working on your basil post. It will be coming here some day this week! Hopefully!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks like Spring has sprung for you..I enjoyed the photos:)

Daisy said...

I loved seeing all you pretty flowers today, Becca. I hope you have a nice weekend! :)

Marydon said...

Sniff! Sniff! Nope, nothing scented in my garden YET! Yours is just beautiful, Becca. TY for sharing.

Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Becca, I love seeing all of your beautiful flowers.. We were in GA this week--and the pear trees were gorgeous...

Got home today to some snow up here.. Gads!!!! Can't wait til our daffodils and our hyacinths bloom... The only thing blooming here so far are the crocuses.

Hugs,
Betsy

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Becca,

I heard about the tornados in your area and thought of you. Your flowers are such a welcome sight. We are supposed to have some warmer weather next week but with rain, better than snow.

Eileen

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It looks so pretty there! Your garden is ahead of ours for sure. I was noticing our pear tree is getting close to blooming though.
That missing hour is the best one isn't it? :) It's worth the extra daylight though.

Stephanie said...

Your hyacinth is always so wonderful! Love the sight of blooms :-D Have a fantastic weekend.

Rosemary said...

Thanks for letting me see all the pretty spring flowers you have.
Just snowed again overnight. Seems sometimes like spring will never arrive here.

George said...

It's good to see so many beautiful blossoms. We spent a couple of days in northern Georgia, and the fruit trees were beautiful. We're still waiting up here on the Plateau.
Thank you for the birthday wishes.

Darla said...

Poppies: I saved seeds from last year and scattered them in November. I do however see some popping up where they must have reseeded themselves...this is only my second year growing poppies so I really can't tell you the answer. The nurseries tell me that poppies are unpredictable about reseeding in our zone. Best to save your seeds I guess.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Becca...i have been thinking of planting pear trees along the side of my house to give some privacy during the summer months & of course i wouldn't plant anything without flowers on it...curious what your thoughts are on maintaining the pear tree? Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's....i'm enjoying my morning of going through each post to see what other gardeners are up to! xoox
~tracie

Thisisme. said...

Isn't it lovely to see the garden coming to life again. I've popped over from Daydream Living, and hope you don't mind if I follow you from over here in England. Yours is just the sort of Blog I love!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Hey Becca,
Glad all is well and the tornadoes did not affect you...Your flowers are looking lovely already.

Thanks for stopping by earlier...You are very right about the wisteria. It is going to break my heart when we start pulling it out of the trees...but it is really out of control.

Blessings Kelsie

Deborah Jean said...

Oh how lucky you are.. sun and flowers already...here in the North East we are watching the first signs of springs arrival... green shoots of crocus, buds on the shrubs and perennials are slowly waking up!
Refreshing to see your garden today and thank you for stopping by Dandelion House!
Deb

deborah said...

It's nice to see some blooms! I cant wait untill it starts warming up here and I can get my camera in my garden again!
Thanks for sharing!

Jenni said...

Hi Becca, your pear blossoms are so encouraging. I am excited to see mine bloom soon. Wishing you a great weekend. Cheers, Jenni

Karen said...

Becca, the pear tree blooms are gorgeous--ALL your flowers are so pretty, gosh, I'm envious. (It's snowing here again.) I'm so glad you had no tornado or storm damage, that is so frightening.

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

So jealous, spring is my favourite, our days are getting shorter jow and it is Autumn which is nice, not looking forward to winter though:)

Loretta said...

What a beautiful garden you have! I love the daffs (My favorite) Colors are sooo vivid on them all! Thanks much for sharing your garden with us. Luv-Loretta

Tootsie said...

I would settle for weed blooms at this point! we woke up to 3 more inches of snow today!!! HELLO!!! MOTHER NATURE? IT'S MARCH....TIME TO MELT!!!
thanks for linking in this week!
I think your garden is beautiful!