Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dreaming of our Spring Garden

                                                                  Hello everyone,
                             Now that spring is drawing near (hopefully) I am doing a little
                             dreaming of the beauty that lies beneath the snow in our
                             garden waiting for some warmer temperatures to burst
                             through the ground.
                            We have lots of daffodils and tulips to give some early color ,
                            and who doesn't crave color after a long winter?
             We have lots of daffodils as they are good to not only return but also to multiply.


                             I love adding garden ornaments tucked into the beds
                             around the garden.

                                               Our hillside garden.
                            This is one of my favorite shots of our spring garden.

                             After the tulips and daffy's are past there is a little lull so the
                             forget me not's are giving a little color while we wait for all
                             the perennials to bloom.
                             I love this cement statue (Martha) that was made here locally
                             at J&;S Concrete  Albany. We have had her for several years and
                            she only improves in beauty....just like the rest of us girls!
                      Looking down the hillside garden toward the woods and brook.

                               The magnolia gives some early spring color.

                          The alliums and lilacs on the left look pretty together as do the iris
                          and lupins on the top.

                     Hope you enjoyed dreaming along with me! It will be several
                               weeks before our garden has these spring blooms but with
                               the way time flies by it will just give me time to finish a few
                               projects indoors,do my spring cleaning,take a little holiday
                               and boom ~it's here!
                                   We already have over 60 garden tours from Japan
                                   booked and it is still early looks like a
                                   busy garden season for us.
                               If you would like to read about the 'Making of our Garden'
                               click here.

                                     Thank you for your visit and welcome to my new


Ewa said...

so beauty dream :D thank you !!!
enjoy your so busy season :D
kind regards from Poland, Ewa

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You're so fortunate to have so many beautiful photos of your fabulous gardens. Good to see this time of year. I can't stop buying garden magazines! But you're right it really will be spring in no time.

NanaNor's said...

Dear Carolyn, You spring garden is so beautiful and you are making me long for it! Of course, here in Colorado it will be mid-May before we can even think about planting. We will be moving around the end of May, so other than cleaning up our garden, I won't be planting. I so love Daffodils and Tulips! It has been a long winter and I'm ready for sunshine.
Thanks for bringing some to me today.

Kalina said...


Bernideen said...

No one has a garden like yours! So happy for you regarding your tours!

Mim Williams said...

Today's blog surely lifted my spirits - so beautiful!

Daniela said...

Yes, let's dream about Spring in this unique garden that seems a piece of Paradise, belive me !!
Thank you for these lovely photographs, my dear Carolyn, I'm going to sleep with my soul filled with joy .. and I know, I'm going to dream of Spring !!
Gteets from Northern Italy <3

Carla from The River said...

Amazing! I needed this tour. We have a -35 degree windchill right now. :-( Spring seems so far away. This cheered me up.
Daffodils are my favorite flower.

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn....I LOVE your gardens and your sculptures.

Your large-winged angel makes my heart beat faster.

Loved your springy post. Gave me hope! Susan

Erin said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your amazing garden!

Fadzillah said...

Ilove your beautiful garden adomed with lush trees and flowers are colourful. It's cold eyes.

Sarah said...

Carolyn, it amazes me to think that your garden goes from snowy drifts to this burst of color in the spring. Gardening for us is so different here in TX. I certainly admire the mix of color and variety in your garden. Thanks for sharing the day dreams. '-)

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Gorgeous gardens! Ahhh, the promise of spring! Still tons of snow here so hard to think its even close!

Carole's Cay said...

oh what a beautiful breath of Spring. I just can't decide which are the most beautiful. They are all so lovely.
Thank you for the wonderful show.
It renews faith in the renewal of life and the world of a garden.
So tranquil.

Alicia said...



Bom dia Carolyn,

Ao abrir o blog agora pela manhã, me emocionei de ver tanta beleza. Fico na expectativa da primavera no seu jardim, não que não goste de ver a neve e suas lindas fotos internas, mas o colorido e a beleza da primevera na Ilha e sua sensibilidade em nos mostrar cada detalhe, me fascina.

Assim como você, estou torcendo pela chegada da primavera.

Um beijo.


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Carolyn, your gardens are gorgeous! It has been nice temps here and I have been busy doing spring clean up the past 3 days. I think we are on the same page. I just did a garden post also. Love all of your Spring bulbs!

Unknown said...

Carolyn, every time I see you have posted something, my heart flutters with excitement!! You and your garden are such a huge inspiration to me. I moved to my present house so I could have a garden of my's been quite a challenge for me. I have been frustrated, downright distraught, excited and happy all at the same time. I look up to you, I truly do. It is so hard for me to believe you are a mother of 7 children and a grandmother as well! Amazing! I will check out 'Making of our Garden'! xoxo Jen

Beth said...

Carolyn, Your garden is amazing! It's great you are able to share its beauty with others.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Thank-You for the tour of your gorgeous gardens. That is a lot of work, you must truly enjoy them. My dear MIL 's look the same. You both have green thumbs. She is in her glory in the garden, as you are. I am ready for Spring anytime now.
Have a great week.