Monday, February 27, 2012
As we head closer to prime gardening season I'd like to share the poem with you...something to remember as we find ourselves in the midst of chores and seemingly endless, even if enjoyable, work.
Stopping now and then to munch a dandelion
I made my way into the afternoon.
And when I reached my destination
I found I had enjoyed the journey
More than the arrival.
Christin Wunderlin in the Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, Iowa
I hope you take the time to enjoy the journey...happy gardening!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
This sweet little unknown daffodil was a gift quite a few years ago and it has multiplied and been spread around a bit. It used to be the first daffodil to bloom but this year...
Ice Follies has joined in at the same time. These bulbs were forced two years ago indoors in an experiment after which they were planted outdoors. They grew last year but did not bloom. This year they are apparently happier.
Over in the succulent fountain the iceplant is blooming.
And I have visions of fava bean abundance even though only the first few blooms have appeared. Yummy!
I am late to the hellebore party but my very first plant, purchased last year, is now blooming. I just wish it was possible to enjoy the blooms standing up.
Summer snowflakes, leucojum aestivum, is a reliable favorite bulb here and is found throughout the garden.
Narcissus Erlicheer blooms along the front path, the first of the spring ephemerals planted there.
Other blooms include sweet allysum, Rosa Flower Girl, iberis, Anisodontea Hibiscus Bits, Rosa Carefree, Prunus Krauter Vesuvius and one potted nasturtium tucked under a bench that apparently had enough cold protection to keep it happy.
Spring is showing up here and there in the Northern Hemisphere...visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to find your way to the other participants in Bloom Day!