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Monday, April 7, 2014

2014 Garden is waking up!

I just realized that the weekly garden party over here on my blog begins in less than a month (May 1).  I’m sure most of you are just as excited to share your gardens with one another as well??? I spent much of my weekend in the garden and wanted to share with you some new photo’s so come with me on a walk through my garden to see what is waking up right now. 
Lets first talk about this area next to my patio ~ You can see the sweet woodruff is happy and spilling over the rockery onto the flagstone pathway.  The hummingbirds are enjoying the White Flowering Current that I planted near the patio…I love seeing them visit the gardens. I have planted several Camellia's throughout the landscape which bloom at different times during the year, but these red ones are a gorgeous contrast with the Hino Crimson Azalea that you can see under the Coral Bark Maple.
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I planted a whole row of these “Big Red” Camellia’s.  They look gorgeous when in bloom!
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Two other camellias that are blooming right now is this one called “Mathotiana camilia “rubra”
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This Camellia is called – “Lavinia Maggi”. I love this one because it’s so unique in my landscape!
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Some other favorite flowers that are showing blooms are tulips, hellebore (with Heather), euphorbia and lungwort.
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What do you have blooming in your gardens? Look forward to hearing from you! And mark your calendars for the Cottage Garden Party on May 1st!  I moved all my links to my side bar if you want to find me in other social media sites!  xoxo, tracie

19 comments:

Bernideen said...

This morning it had snowed. Fresh - pretty snow but now the sun is coming out and it is melting!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful!

Jen Ham said...

Oh my, so much inspiration! xo Jen

Sylvia said...

Beautiful, it's so nice to see such beauty. It's raining here today and I'm stuck inside.

peggy said...

I am so jealous!

Sarah said...

Tracie, this is a beautiful awakening. What a show! I so enjoyed seeing all the different camellias you have growing in your garden. This is inspiring! I look forward to your May 1 party. I'll plan to join in.

Heather - New House New Home said...

It looks like your garden is wide awake!! Gorgeous hellebores with the heather! You've inspired me to try that combination next year.

The only thing blooming right now in my garden are a few snowdrops - a welcome sight after a very long winter!!

Mindy said...

Everything is looking beautiful, Tracie! I can't wait for the link party to start back up.
I have that lungwort in your photos. We've always called it Speckled Spring. Mine doesn't do a DANG thing. I'm gonna try moving it this week and we'll see how it fares next year.

Larry said...

So beautiful Tracie! Our gardens are far from awake and there may be massive losses this year... such is life in a difficult climate combined with a will to experiment... Larry

poppilinnstudios said...

Everything looks beautiful! I cannot wait for the warm weather so my garden starts to bloom too :)
-Lynn

The Charm of Home said...

Oh I love the wild abandon the garden comes forth with in the spring!
Lovely!
Sherry

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

I do love sweet woodruff! We have a good bit of it here.
Lovely garden!

Burlap Luxe said...
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Burlap Luxe said...

Awakened with beauty I must say!
Tracie, it's a garden to love....it's well on its way filled with blooms of beauty.
Love the stone path and the cascading feel to what's over growing in your path. Really such awwww inspiring beauty.

Xx
Dore

April 10, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Burlap Luxe said...

Awakened with beauty I must say!
Tracie, it's a garden to love....it's well on its way filled with blooms of beauty.
Love the stone path and the cascading feel to what's over growing in your path. Really such awwww inspiring beauty.

Xx
Dore

April 10, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

My favorite time of year is when your garden wakes up and you share all the gorgeous pictures and informational tips! These photos are gorgeous! WE had such a long winter and spring seems to have finally arrived, so I'm on the look-out for plants coming alive! Thanks for sharing, Tracie! Hugs, Leena

Janice Kay Schaub said...

mine is still snoring. The snow is almost, but not quite gone. A few brave snowdrops is all I have. Supposed to have rain this weekend and then snow. Yup, snow. SO as I was hoping to clean the yard this weekend, maybe I can get the hose out and hose down the driveway. At least that much. There is yours all nie and bright and flowery. Sigh
Janice

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Tracie, it's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/04/make-it-pretty-monday-week-97.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Tracie, I love your garden, it's so beautiful. I love my gardens also.
So many lovely flowers blooming.
I will be checking out your post to see you terrific flowers.
Have a great week.
Mary