Saturday, April 14, 2007

Come See My Garden

Hello Everyone. Here is what is blooming in southeastern Wisconsin:

1. Daffodils

2. Species tulips

3. Striped squill

4. Wild violets

5. Scilla siberica

6. Scilla bifolia

7. Hyacinth

8. Chionodoxa

(these last three are blooming inside)

9. Violas

10. African violets

11. Fibrous begonias


And here are some pretty photos:

All of these flowers, with the exception of the African violets, were laying on the ground, very sad looking. They still had alot of substance so I decided to pick them and enjoy them inside. They've perked up quite nicely....don't you agree?

These smell as fantastic as they look!

How fabulous they look in the sunlight!

I know this isn't quite fair, but they did just begin to bloom last week and are very pretty.

Attack of the giant viola! ! ! This poor little guy and his friends really want to be planted outside. They are getting very leggy. Hopefully this week.

Unhappy snow angel is only wearing a light dress - I had a hard time taking her picture because she was shivering so much! BUT. . . . .

. . . . . . today things have improved greatly and all is right with the world.

I am amazed how the gardens have bounced back after our awful weather. It will surely be an interesting gardening year if the past weeks are any indication of things to come!

Please visit me again. All gentle creatures are welcome.

Bye for now,


There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. (Mirabel Osler , "A Gentle Plea for Chaos" 1989)


Salix Tree said...

Love the photo of the angel and daffodil in the snow!
Hopefully the weather will turn pleasant and warm soon!

Crafty Gardener said...

My Canadian garden is just waking up. I have lots of plants poking through the ground. Your huge bunch of daffodils is gorgeous. It has been wonderful visiting your garden on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Hope you stop by and visit my garden.

Apple said...

You've got lots of blooms, especially considering the year we've been having!

I seem to recall the Bloom Day rules stating that indoor blooms are perfectly acceptable and the violet is very pretty. If things don't get going here outside fairly soon I'll be buying something to bloom indoors.

Your angel is very pretty - I'm glad your snow is gone.

Carol said...

Thanks for participating in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Your flowers are so pretty, is was absolutely the right thing to bring them indoors to enjoy. And indoor blooming plants ARE allowed. Flowers are flowers, right?!

Have a great day, hopefully with some sunshine and a little warm up (for that poor little angel... don't you have a little wrap for her to wear?)

pmo3ws(Kathy) said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I love violets and yours are wonderfully blooming. Mine are all getting ready to bloom again. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

What lovely daffodils ... your garden looks so pretty!

Lizzie A said...

Awwww, what you wrote in response to my "challenge" was amazingly sweet and beautiful. I am glad that you answered it, you were the only one brave enough to tell me what you are waiting for. Thank you so much for your thoughtful answer.
P.S. I was wondering how you happened to find my blog. I know that I have found people by hitting the 'next blog' button, is that how you found me? If so, what made you comment? I was just wondering! Have a happy spring!