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Spring Inspiration

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(this is a post from the Spring of 2015, what a difference!  My garden has not one bloom started yet. Goes to show how one year can differ from the next in gardening)

What a beautiful sunny day we enjoyed today.  It got near 80 degrees and I loved it.  I have so much blooming in my garden and I know you are dying to see.  So come along for a short little garden walk.
Here we have a Fritillaria, such an interesting color. This is the first year in a long while that this tall bloom did not get mashed by a late snow fall.  It is actually upright and blooming quite cheerfully.

Fritillaria, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com
The grape hyacinths are a striking shade of blue, they are thicker than ever…

grape hyacinths, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com
My creeping phlox forms a thick carpet on the hill by the roadside.  It is tough as nails, this is very rocky soil here. The lavender has just about taken over the pink. You can just see a hint of the pink towards the back on the right.

Creeping Phlox, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com
I don’t remember planting these tiny little narcissus, they are so little…
Narcissuss, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com
For the longest time I thought these were snowdrops but I have learned that they are called Summer Snowflakes..

Summer Snowflake, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com
Remember I shared a daffodil last week from Ironstone and said I wanted to get some…well, I already have a few and did not even realize it.  The spot where they are at now is not the best so as soon as they are done blooming I am going to move them.
Orange rimmed daffodil, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com
Last but not least for this little garden tour is my sweet violets.  In some areas these can be invasive but I don’t have any problems keeping them in line and the sweet perfume they emit is so delightful I enjoy walking among them anytime.  They can form thick mats of color if you let them just go, they spread by runners as well as seed.

Sweet violets, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com
I have been trying to spend as much time in the garden as I can to get a jump start on keeping it tidy.  I am not used to starting so early in the season, we can have a foot or two of snow on the ground this time of year, in fact most of these flowers are not usually blooming until late April here.

More Spring for you to Enjoy
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DIY Garden Cottage
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Judith L

Monday 20th of March 2017

What a great variety of beautiful flowers - thanks for sharing! I especially love the Fritillaria!

Here in Southern California, our week of temperatures in the 80s and 90s is finally ending and we are due for some more rain this coming week (great news). My pink jasmine has been blooming beautifully and the air in my yard is heady with the sweet smell of orange blossoms. Even my pot of strawberries is blooming!

Pamela

Monday 20th of March 2017

I love the Fritillaria as well, it is so unusual. I promised myself I would get the Crown Imperial one as it has such striking colors and I forgot. I know they will have it at Ironstone and will go down to visit to view theirs. I love jasmine and its sweet fragrance, orange blossoms too. I used to live in the San Joaquin valley and my neighbor had 5 orange trees, walking by them to the mailbox was always a treat for the nose. I have new strawberries I bought bare root and I need to get them into pots desperately. I hope to get to that this week.

Mary Ann

Sunday 19th of March 2017

Hi Pamela, I love reading and looking at all your beautiful flowers. So many times I miss reading your sight, but I do save everything in a special folder so I can go back to the ones I missed reading the day I've received your emails. Thank you for all the beautiful things you show us how to do and make.

Pamela

Monday 20th of March 2017

You are most welcome Mary Ann. I do love sharing my love of gardening and flowers.

TwoPlusCute

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Your summer snowflakes are the cutest flower I have seen lately.

I started cleaning our yard this weekend, had to stop when it snowed again. Gosh, it's a lot of work, isn't it? :)

Peggy

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Gorgeous flowers! And 80 degrees, wow! We have warmed up into the 70's this week but there is a cold front moving in over the weekend.

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