Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring slipped in before April, but barely.

Spring committed itself finally on the last day of March. Everywhere I look there is color - the azaleas are budding, the pierris is covered in little white bells and the periwinkle is going nuts.
I seem to have twice as many daffodils as last year, in big clumps.You can be sure I will be putting in lots of daffodil bulbs in whatever yard I own next. When I got home around 6:30 last night, it was warm and sunny and still in the mid-70's.
But along with all the plants I want, like these delicate grape hyacinths, there were also tiny white flower-topped weeds all over the yard. Clearly it was time to mow. And it was amazing to shake off the gray of the previous week and be out working in a tank top in the sun. Afterwards, I sat on my front step and drank an icy beer as the air started to dip below 70. I remembered why I love this part of the country so much.

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  1. Such pretty flowers!! It was worth the wait for them to bloom!

    betty

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  2. I suspect the new owners will love your flowers and the lawn care you have done. Are you getting close (weeks?) to showing the house?

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  3. it def has its beauties now doesnt it...
    love all the colors of spring. it finally feels like
    it here...70+ today.

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  4. I was so thinking of you last week, when I went to the Macy's Flower Show and saw all the beautiful spring flowers! In fact, I took a bunch of pics, which I will be sharing sometime next week on my blog.

    GORGEOUS photographs! And I could smell those hyacinths from here!

    That last photo of the daffodil is stunning! I've never seen them that color before. WOW!

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    1. I bought those bulbs from a catalogue and just love the color. I plan to dig up some of the bulbs (I'll leave some) and take them with me.

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  5. lovely! nice to have such flowers around!
    this year it came very early, I hope that the winter is not going to come back:)

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    1. I don't think it will at this point. We are usually safe to plant tender annuals at Easter and that's just a couple of weeks away.

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  6. We have finally had two gorgeous days in a row! Flowers are a looooong way off. The brewski sounds faaaaabulous, as Ron would say.

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  7. All those bright flower colors do wonders for the spirit!

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  8. mmm, think I will look up those daffodils in my narcissus book, and buy some of the bulbs next year. They're beautiful.

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    1. I believe I ordered them from a Wayside Gardens catalogue.

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  9. Nice to see some traces of spring by you. Thanks for the lovely photographs.

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  10. Those are the only flowers I will be seeing for some time yet. Still have snow in the yard, and more is falling as I type this. But when they get here, I will definitely be enjoying them!!

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    1. I know lots of people are still blanketed in snow - that's hard.

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  11. Beautiful. Spring is my second favorite season after Autumn.

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    1. It's my first favorite, then summer, then fall.

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  12. No flowers here yet, but I'm glad to see some of the grass is coming back.

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    1. My grass is still mostly dormant, but zoysia is slow to wake up int he spring.

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