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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Seeing some life…

Still waiting for much of my garden to come alive – but we are seeing some life this week!  Most of what I am seeing is the beginning of green buds on both trees, shrubs and roses.  What seems like weeks of just green on bulbs coming out of the ground to finally begin showing ‘some’ color this week (FINALLY)!  I couldn’t be more excited to share what is showing it’s lovely self this week!

‘Anne Marie’ Hyacinth/’Grape’ hyacinth/new variety of hyacinth (just picked up)

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Candytuft “purity” – this is so pretty when planted in masses – I planted these just below my rose garden.

 

Delphinium Pacific Giant Black Knight (look at all the growth around this plant – peeking up out of the ground)! you can spy tulips, roses, poppies, bleeding hearts, groundcovers and johnny jump ups!

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Remember these fantastic clearance finds from last week? they are now planted sporadically through the garden beds!  007063

“Rasberry Splash” (my favorite) and “Mrs. Moon” Pulmonaria Lungwort

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Bleeding heart – just starting to show some blooms – in another week these will be be so prolific in the garden (because they are everywhere!)

 

 

 

 

White / Pink Flowering Current (attracts the hummingbirds!)

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~ First tulip of the seas on showing color ~

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Hino Crimson Azalea / Poppy Anemones ‘red’

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While I was out snapping pictures this am– i snatched this mornings eggs!

 

 

Sneak peek for what should be blooming next week! Lilac – Sensation ‘Syringa Vulgaris Sensation’ – can almost smell it now!

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Linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday’s(link party will be up at 7ish this evening, so please come back)

To see where else I am linking, please click on my Cottage Links Label on my side bar! xoxo, Tracie

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36 comments:

Marydon said...

I am going to 'whine'!!! Your florals are exquisite ... the camellia is breathtaking! Beautiful, TY for sharing.
Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

NEW GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

Cindy said...

Your garden is beautiful! Hoping this warm weather we are now having will bring more blooms here.

Susan said...

What a gorgeous garden you have! How beautiful that everything is starting to bloom. Happy spring!
- Susan

Beverly said...

oh my, Love your flowers.. your garden is wonderful! Thanks for sharing..

Joani said...

Isn't it exciting to see everything come alive? Love the pictures.

NanaDiana said...

Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous...we haven't a bit of green here yet but I can see the willows starting to quicken. I am in awe of your gardens! xxoo Diana

Nanniepannie said...

So pretty, you've got some great Spring bloomers. I love those poppies. My neighbor has orange poppies that bloom every year right after the tulips are gone, they are so nice, its like a sea of orange.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Wow, You are WAY ahead of us! Although I have been out working in my gardens! Oh My those eggs looked GOOD! I used to have chicken when my boys were growing up and I DO MISS those eggs!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Oh wow it all looks glorious...Even though spring has been here for awhile now, your garden is far prettier than mine...I can't wait to see it in all it's glory this year.

Thank you for hosting again this week.

Blessings Kelsie

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...I envy you!! I wish spring would really get here! All of your blooms are just beautiful, lucky girl!

XO,
Jane

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is so lovely to see the garden coming to life again after the winter.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Tracie
Just seeing all the colour in your garden is putting me into spring fever mode. We're still at the green stage with the bulbs and the rest has not awakened yet.
Thanks for sharing your pretties.
Judith

Darla said...

Just beautiful....what a great time of the year!

One said...

You seem to have a lot blooming at the same time. What are the eggs doing there?

cherry said...

love your “Rasberry Splash” ..
Actually I love everything.. it's Springtime in your beautiful gardens.
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Becca's Dirt said...

Tracie - you have some lovelies coming up now - so pretty. I am loving your hyancinth. Love the big picture of your garden bed. Hope you have a good weekend.

Willow said...

Beautiful pictures. Hoping to get out in my garden this weekend weather permitting.

a beach house in Montana said...

ok tracie how you been i want to have some chikens also MAN YOUR FLOWERS ARE SO PRETTY I HAD TO LEARN THE PROCESS HERE IN MONTANA YOU JUST DONT GO AND PLANT YOU HAVE TO START MOST BY SEEDS BECAUSE OF THE SHORT GROWING SEASON HERE NOT LIKE BACK IN CALI WHERE YOU COULD START PLANTING ANYTIME OF THE YEAR CANT WAIT FOR MY BLEEDING HEART TO LOOK LIKE YOURS HAPPY PLANTING OH BY THE WAY I DID IT LOOK AT MY GARDEN ART FOR THURSADY LIK PARTY HES JUST ONE OF EIGHT WE AHVE FOR SALE XOXO SHERRI

Donna said...

Oh Tracie! Your flowers are so so lovely! Unlike me, you don't have blight on your camellias..but I'm getting it cleared up now. Sigh..

And the sweet eggs! We are working on getting the coop spruced up and repaired so foxes can't get my babies any more. Until we do that, and build a new yard in the pasture, we can't get more hens. Tex, our horse, broke down the fence to the chicken yard. Sigh.. It's always something out here.

Your photo of the eggs is priceless!

Love it!
xo
Donna

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wowee...soo many pretty blooms...you are soooo lucky! I love them all....delphiniums are a favorite for me..gorgeous!! Thanks for showing all your garden magic!
Happy Gardening
Victoria~

Rozmeen said...

Wow I Just love when the flowers show there beautiful faces!

Wishing you a lovely weekend,
Rozmeen

Roselle said...

Lucky girl with everything blooming already. We only have buds with a tad of color sneaking out! xo
Roselle

Grandma Nina said...

Thanks for visiting me last week! I'm so sorry I got so behind in my blog reading again.
I just love your blog and your garden in beautiful. I'm envious. I work hard at my gardens each summer, but our growing season is so short and I fight the deer, rabbits and squirrels the whole time. But I don't quit or give up. I'm becoming much better at finding plants that deer won't eat for lunch or midnight snacks. There have been mornings where I would wake up to everything that had bloomed being completely bare and gone!
Anyway, your cottage and garden are beautiful.

HolleyGarden said...

You have so much coming up! What a glorious spring you will have! So many varieties of plants - beautiful.

Candi said...

Your garden is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see the lilac in full bloom!

Beth said...

Nothing like a cottage garden! It's lovely!

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Such beautiful flowers!! I love the shrubbery in the round bed!!

And chicken eggs too!!!
Love it all!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I'm in love with all the beauties! The bleeding hearts amaze me with their fancy beauty.

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Tracey. Spring gardens are the best! ~ Sarah

Shirley said...

Your gardens are beautiful already! And I love that you can get your eggs on the way in! I want to have chicken so bad but have yet to have a coop built!

sueskitchen said...

What beautiful, beautiful flowers! Thank you so much for sharing this.

Light and Voices said...

Spring has sprung on your blog. Just lovely.
Joyce M

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I love the camelia.

dogsmom said...

How I wish I could smell your wonderful blossoms! We have just a few green sprouts poking through. When garage sale season starts I usually pick up some new flowers from the gardening ladies in the small towns near here. I miss the bleeding hearts.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Don't you just love Spring! These pictures are beautiful!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

You have some really beautiful things blooming in your yard...our climate won't allow for many of those plants :( Thanks for sharing!