Thursday, May 19, 2016

It's Finally Spring!

Spring has finally arrived, in all its glory!

The sun is shining, the trees are leafing out, and the lilacs are just beginning to bloom. 

What could possibly be more beautiful than spring in the mountains?


What an amazing feeling, to finally be able to comfortably walk around with my coffee in the morning without a jacket. 

I just love it!

Everywhere I look, I see GREEN, GREEN, AND MORE GREEN!


The perennial bed is insane right now, a prelude to the gorgeous flowers to come. 


The Daffodils are, sadly, on their way out....but the Phlox is in full bloom and the Candytuft has joined the party. 


All the Pansies and Violas I potted up with the Sweet Alyssum in early spring are happy, happy, happy!


It's like a sea of green - I could lose one of my doggies in that jungle, especially the little Monkey. 


The new Japanese Maple is a lovely contrast to all that green. The leaves have come in beautifully, adding some gorgeous color to the garden. 


The Hostas I ordered to plant around the new tree haven't arrived yet....when they do, this little circular bed will start to look like a true showpiece of the garden. 


All three of my mature Lilac trees are going to bloom this year - how exciting! Last year only the white one bloomed.....which was so disappointing, as I simply adore Lilacs. 

Last season I planted 3 more Lilacs at the edge of the ravine in the front garden, and another larger one, a gift from Mom and Dad, in the back garden. In a few years my property will be insane with lilac blooms in the spring - and I can't wait. 


One of the roses I'm training up the obelisks is doing amazingly well - I'm hoping to see it bloom this year. The other two are alive but certainly not as happy as this one. 

I lost a couple of other roses over the winter, sadly - but there are many more waiting to be planted right now. 

I love roses as much as I love lilacs!

And peonies, oh how I adore peonies....there was one measly peony on the property when I moved in last year....now there are eleven

Yup, lots of planting going on around here for sure. 


The new beds at the edge of the driveway are doing quite well - these little Dianthus make me smile every time I see their happy pink flowers. 

What's blooming in your garden these days?

19 comments:

  1. It's so pretty. I can't wait to see it green up more.

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    1. The trees are nearly there, Valerie - another week, I think!

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  2. I wouldn't want to do any work but just wander around and look at all the beauty! All your bird pictures in another post made me think about trying a hummingbird feeder again. Is a bigger one better or a smaller one? How often do you have to change the water? Nancy

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    1. Ha ha, I want to do that also, believe me! I'm sending you an email to answer your questions, Nancy....:)

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  3. It really does look like spring there. Your yard is just beautiful! We are having a week of cool rainy weather.

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    1. We've had so much of that...I'm ever so glad to see the sun shining!

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  4. I know you're doing the Happy Dance.

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  5. Lilacs and peonies are two of my favorites. We have two lilac trees at our entrance and I am anxiously waiting for them to bloom. Not long now. Your property looks gorgeous. Yes, it must be wonderful to walk around with your coffee in the morning. Do you say "Good morning" to your plants? I do. lol

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    1. I admit I do! And I talk to the birds when I feed them, also!!

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  6. Is this time of year glorious? I can actually have my morning coffee on the patio now! At least, before the mosquitoes start coming out in full force, ha ha. Your lilacs are just now coming into bloom and mine are fading already. I wish they lasted a lot longer. :-( Also wish I could share my hostas with you! If I were your neighbor, I'd gladly divide some of mine and bring them over.

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    1. And I'd gladly take them off your generous hands, Melanie!! :)

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  7. I am loving the weather right now, too...everything is so green, too! Love your photos!
    Lilacs are still blooming here, and my late variety is getting ready to bloom soon, too! I love what you are doing in your gardens!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! It feels like a lot of plans and not a lot of action just yet....but this weekend the weather looks good to move forward with all the tender annuals and veggies so I'll be up to my eyeballs in dirt!

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  8. Gorgeous! You live in a beautiful place, made more beautiful by your landscaping! We've had so much rain my strawberries are drowning!

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    1. Oh no!! We could actually use a bit of rain right now, keep me from watering!

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  9. Green is good for the soul! Everything lookin' good! I cut some Japanese iris and yellow roses this morning for the house. The lilacs are spent now but the fragrance was just lovely. There are two re-blooming lilacs in the backyard but the fragrance is not as intense as the old-fashioned varieties. xoxo

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    1. I keep looking for a lilac that's ready to bring inside....even though no doubt they will drive my allergies mad. But they aren't quite ready just yet!

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