Saturday, April 24, 2010

Early Spring Garden

Hello everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. We spent the day working in the garden-it was so lovely to be out in the sunshine and see the promise of so many good things to come, I took my camera out to snap a few shots of what is blooming in our garden now.

There are lots of daffodils in bloom in various sizes and colors.

The peonies are really shooting up now. We have over 100 peonies so there will be lots of bouquets coming along in June and early July.We are a couple of weeks earlier this year then last.


The hyacinths are blooming and sending up their lovely fragrance.

A double bloodroot

striped scilla or puschkinia- aren't they pretty?

This heuchera marmalade

another heuchera -I thought it was lime rickey but it looks a little different then I remembered. They do have dainty flowers later on but it is hard to beat the lovely colored foliage of these tough little plants.

a honeysuckle vine is leafing out

ice follies daffodils

The lilacs are covered with lots of buds-it has been frosty at night lately so I am a little concerned that the flower buds on some early trees and shrubs will get frosted but hopefully not!

We have over 40 lilacs in our garden all different varieties so it should be quite a show when they bloom.

more hyacinths

blue scilla are spreading around the garden.

That is a peek at what is blooming in our zone 5b garden here on Prince Edward Island ,Canada.Well,I am off to soak my weary bones in a nice hot tub-the first full garden day will ensure a good nights sleep with dreams of good things to come!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Carolyn

27 comments:

Sarah said...

What a treat to get a peek of your beautiful spring blooms. It's already heating up here in TX. My bluebonnets are just about spent. Spending lots of time in the garden though. Makes me happy!

Susan said...

Ooooooo, Carolyn, there is a LOT blooming already! Gorgeous! Loved the photos. Thanks for sharing them. Enjoy your nice hot tubbie. Sincerely, Susan

Deanna said...

Dear Carolyn,
Tis always a pleasure to visit your lovely place. Such beautiful photos of your early Spring Garden.

Gorgeous!
d from homehaven

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn... All your flowers are so lovely! A lovely variety of daffs!
Bella

Dirt Princess said...

The striped scillia is beautiful! I have never seen it before! Very nice!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I can't imagine what your garden must look like with all of the peonies in bloom! I only have a few and they are gorgeous in full bloom.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

How lovely with all the perennials blooming...it is exciting to see the regrowth every year! I am anxious to see your garden in full bloom in the months to come!~Patti

A Garden of Threads said...

Carolyn you take such beautiful pictures. It was a lovely tour through the garden to see what is blooming. I hope you used some Epsom salts in the bath to ease those aching muscles. I hope the rest of your weekend is enjoyable. Take care.

Pam said...

Your garden is lovely. We have already had all the early bloomers come and go in Arkansas. It was a treat to see yours. I would love to take a stroll through your garden and soak up all the fragrances and sights. Thank you for sharing.

Martha said...

Sigh -- even our lilacs are gone -- the peonies and iris soon to bloom! Love those early flowers -- spring is wonderful!

Hélène Glehen said...

The spring is the most delightful season. Thank you to share these pictures. Very inspiring.

Riet said...

Wow beautiful pictures Carolyn. Wonderful that everything is starting to bloom or does so already. have a wonderful Sunday

Andi's English Attic said...

Apparently the UK is about six weeks behind in the garden. I've spent all weekend gardening. There's nothing like a soak in a hot bath after a day's gardening. Thanks for the tour. It's always lovely to see other people's gardens. xx

It's me said...

Ooooooooo...............what a beautiful garden you have !! enjoy !! happy sunday !!

Hugs from me............

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

Just lovely...
Country Blessings,
Cindy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So pretty!!
Debbie

Jojo said...

I just wish the early spring blooms would last longer. I love hyacinths and jonquils!

Now that your garden has begun to bloom we all know that your blog will continue to be full of some amazing garden pictures.

Happy spring!

melontha said...

Magical spring flowers, even here in it's finally warm now and everything so beautiful blooms. The wonderful scent of the hyacinths runs through the garden.

Many dear greetings Melontha

Southerncook said...

Carolyn, I find it so very interesting to see what is blooming in different zones. That rebirth in each area of the world is amazing to see. Our daffodils bloomed about two months ago and are now spent. I have been busy in my area tying them to the ground and adding fresh pine straw where needed. Our azalea's are now spent too but I did manage to take quite a few photos this year. My roses are just beginning to bloom now which I always look forward to. I was particularly interested to see how the peonies emerge in your photos. I dearly love those gorgeous blooms but alas we are unable to grow them in our area, zone 8.

As always you are such an inspiring gardener and I look forward to seeing more of your garden as it unfolds.

Carolyn of the South

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, your flowers are looking so pretty...Kathy

Bernideen said...

Looks like the earth is blooming forth in due season!

Cindy said...

Your flowers are so beautiful, you are way ahead of us here in Winnipeg. I could almost smell the hyacinth's, they are so lovely. Hugs, cindy s

Katy Noelle said...

I've looked at years past of your garden too and IT IS A DREAM! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Love, Katy Noelle

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You have lots of blooms, Carolyn! Your garden must smell divine already! Love the daffodils and hyacinths! I'm looking forward to my first bouquet of lilacs!

Blessings,
Sandi

parTea lady said...

Your garden must be gorgeous with such a variety of plants. I haven't lived in Canada for fifteen years, and I'm amazed at how much is blooming there in April. We don't grow lilacs here in south GA and I miss them.

Thanks for sharing all the great photos.

Paula said...

Dear Carolyn,

I am so happy that your garden is beginning to bloom and that you are enjoying wonderful spring weather! All of your flowers are so beautiful!!! Isn't it so exciting to see your garden come to life again? God is so good! We are in a zone 8, so we don't have harsh winters like you do, and are able to grow a few flowers throughout the winter months, but when spring arrives it is so exciting to have the all of the roses blooming and the perennials coming back. Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden! Love, Paula

Georgianna said...

Isn't it thrilling to see all this beauty emerging? Your photos are lovely and really capture that excitement. Amazing to think of it all in zone 5b. I know, I'm spoiled in 8a! Have a lovely week. g