Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hostas and Poppies and Lilacs -- OH MY !!

It just feels like the perfect spring this year. So many of the plantings are emerging.

Rhodendenrin and lilacs are budding. Poppies are having an incredible year -- thanks Linda! When I planted those seeds 2 years ago, I never thought they would actually look like this!

The Peonies have never been taller this early in the year. And even the day lilies are beautiful with their long stalks.

I might be most excited about my hosta garden! It is doing great. Verigated and elephant ear. The rose of sharon is already starting to bud.

Only the hyacinths, forcithia and daffodils have faded, but lilacs are about to burst. Few tulips bulbs (damn squirrels!) made it. The compfry has never been as full. Narcisis and lung wort are still going strong.

Check out how the clematis is going to look in a few months growing on the deck! That was last year. This year is going to rock!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Daffodil Trail April 08

The daffodil trail is always inspirational!

To find it: Take Route 303 from Hudson through Peninsula, over 271, just past the ice cream stand to Black Road. Take a right. Take a left on Brush road. It's on the left. If you get to Route 21, you are too far.

Best to hike it the second week of April. We were a week too late.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Pretty Little Flower Faces

Back on March 9th when there was so much snow, I couldn't image that six weeks later we'd have such a beautiful spring. I predicted that these would be up in May 22, not April 22nd. Funny how the cold of winter makes spring seem SOOOO far away!

I think that these are narcisisis but they look like mini ones. Very pretty centers. I have tons of these all over. Like sun more than shade. Bad soil not a problem. Shown here on the south side. The little purple flowers are the creeping myrtle.

Lung Wort - with pink and blue flowers

Such a pretty plant. Such a nasty name! Does well in shade. Really spread this year. What delicate pink and blue flowers. Snuggling between the daffodils in the North garden.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Daffodils in Bloom!

Beehives in the background. Green grass of a wet spring pre-lawn mow. I love the change of seasons!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Welcome Crocus Flowers

This weekend was gorgeous and my crocus flowers are here to herald spring.

These beauties are right outside my front porch steps.