Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome Spring!!!

I just popped in to share some SPRING sunshine with you. It is a beautiful warm and sunny day here and I am excited because we were able to get out into our garden and do a little early cleanup. Now, these pictures are NOT this years garden yet, but soon I hope. Right now everything is pretty brown and there are only a few crocus blooming but we are way ahead of last year at this time.

We did some clean up in here and put our table and chairs back in as this is a sheltered place to enjoy some early spring beauty. I planted a few dozen new Angelique tulips in here last fall
Our hillside garden has hundreds of daffodils-this is the one part of the garden that still has snow.

Can't wait for spring color in the garden!
My computer still won't let me send more then 4 pics at a time so there are a few spring collages below as well.
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Anonymous said...

Your pictures from last year are excellent. I don't have too many daffodils, it is a bit back breaking planting them!! I have cut some today as the wind and rain had got to them. I still have a few to come out in the front garden and they are lovely ones with pink inside, I bought them for breast cancer about three years ago. I hope I get to photograph them and post them on my blog. I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful garden this year, hope your snow clears away soon. Enjoy the weekend, Jackie in UK.

Susan said...

OOOOOOO, I loved looking at the beautiful daffodils and your gorgeous statue in front of the mirror. Cannot wait to see your gardens this year too, Carolyn, because I didn't know you last year. Sincerely, Susan P.S. I didn't even know blogland existed! Isn't that absolutely amazing?

Martha said...

Beautiful garden. This first day of spring finds snow on the prairie -- 5 inches and it's still snowing! Definitely not what I had in mind for spring!

Cori said...

Just breathtaking Carolyn!

Your garden is awe inspiring! Beauty, beauty everywhere!

Happy first day of spring from one passionate gardener to another!


June said...

Oh thank you Carolyn, I so needed this shot of beauty (gorgeousness)today. Everything is melting off here very quickly. I will be in the garden in no time. I love your amazing mosaics.
Are you posting in the new editor, or the original one? I have been having great luck with the new one. The photos load so fast.

A Garden of Threads said...

You have a beautiful garden...the pictures are truly lovely. Thank you sharing.

Janean said...

beautiful beyond words!!

Laurie said...

What lovely spring "bouquets" you shared with us today, Caroline. Your gardens are beautiful and I look forward to seeing this spring's gardens. Such a pleasure after winter's chill.
Blessings to you,

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Carolyn,
My goodness your garden is absoultely beautiful! I bet you have a fresh boquete very week.
Your fireplace looks so pretty and new!The white paint is so refreshing for spring, it really brightens things up doesn't it.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Cindy said...

Stunning garden! Nothing gives such hope as the first signs of Spring in the garden.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I cannot believe how gorgeous your garden is - or I should say will be! So much beauty. I am so grateful to you for sharing it with us.

LENNU said...

Hi Carolyn!
Your garden pictures from last year are fabulous. I can not wait to see you gardens this year.
Here in Finland it is not so cold anymore we had -0 today and yesterday training.

Warm greetings, Lennu

Andi's English Attic said...

Your garden is so pretty. You must really be looking forward to the days when it looks like this again. I love the archway. xx

Paula said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your garden is truly stunning!!! I am so happy you are seeing things popping up! I know you can hardly wait to get in your garden! I love all of the beautiful photos you shared!

Your mosaics are lovely and your living room makeover is gorgeous!

Love and blessings,

Angela said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see this year's spring garden. I planted angelique tulips with tall white tulips at my former home and they were stunning the first year but neither were that reliable in subsequent years. Will be interested to know how yours do. I had between 800-1,000 tulips at my former home and intended to have more than that once I moved and began a new garden. But, after the first spring when the deer ate everything I'd planted I realized I'll have to rely on daffodils and other "deer-resistant" early bloomers for my spring garden. I REALLY miss tulips.

Denise Marie said...

Wow, beautiful shots!!

I can't imagine getting to see hundreds of daffodils.


Dirt Princess said...

Beautiful as always! I can't wait to see it this year

Amy said...

Hi Carolyn,

I am new to your blog and really enjoy it! Your beautiful home and gardens are inspirations to me.

Have a lovely week.


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....Such pretty photos of your Spring garden! Forsythia is starting to bloom and daffodils and my magnolia. It makes Spring so exciting every year!~Patti

Rosy Inspiration said...

Happy Spring. I'm sure you'll work all the harder as you look at those pictures of your beautiful garden, haha! It's so lovely to come here.

Bella said...

Hi carolyn,
Your gardens are gorgeous, I can't wait to watch this years growth:-) Bella

Flaviana said...

Dear Carolyn
your garden is simply beautiful and you've got a lot of flowers! I planted a few tulips and was so proud but now..oh well,those pictures make me want to start all over again!
Thanks for sharing them with us all

Ana said...

Good morning Carolyn,
Your garden looks so beautiful...I will be trying my hand at gardening this year. My only wish is that one day I may have a beautiful garden like yours to enjoy. Have a wonderful day. Enjoy!

Hugs and Kisses,

Cottage Cozy said...

I bet you can't wait for the garden to fill in like that!

I am having a "Blue Monday" giveaway at my blog, Cottage Cozy! Stop on over for a peek.

Wishing you a terrific week!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Beverly said...

Carolyn, it is all so very beautiful. We are feeling the sweet anticipation of spring, too. Our daffodils are blooming, and our camellias are still blooming.

Oh, and when I got home from work last night, I noticed our pear tree is blooming.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I just keep scrolling down and seeing photo after photo of such unbelievable beauty!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Beth said...

Carolyn, Your garden is AMAZING! WOW!

Jaybird said...

Your garden is proof for one of my favorite sayings:
“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”
Thank you for reminding me of His promise!