We are getting some spring colors in the garden. 

 Finally!

~”Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.”  ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

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02. May 2011 · 1 comment · Categories: General · Tags: , ,

~”Earth laughs in flowers.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wishing I had some garden progress to share today but I don’t.  It’s Winter in the North East and I am waiting for spring like everyone else. web-sunday-0021

 To most, Spring arrives with the crocus, snowdrops, tulips and daffodils. I too get very excited when they show their pretty faces but I don’t get to enjoy them nearly enough because it is usually too cold in this northeast climate to sit and look at them. It’s usually not even nice enough to work in the garden so that you can be around them for a bit.  So for me, I really count gardening weather to be here when my favorite perennials begin to grow. web-kjkh-032

  When I stroll around the gardens and start to see them coming along, the old stand bys that give me the feeling that spring is here and summer isn’t too far behind. 

web-sunday-007To me those plants are the anchors of my garden.  They are old fashioned and loved by many.  In fact most gardens contain at least one or more of them. These are peonies, lilacs,  iris, bleeding heart, roses, hydrangeas, hostas, climatis and violets. 

 For some that may even be their entire garden~ planted years ago and faithfully returning year after year.  web-kjkh-040

I get a spring in my step when they start emerging from the dirt eventhough I am always nervous that they have ventured out too soon.web-kjkh-0541

 Somehow they survive and reward us with their beautiful flowers and luscious green leaves.web-kjkh-045

 Those are the days I am dreaming of.w

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.  ~Ruth Stout

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tulip and daffodil~The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.  ~Gertrude S. Wister 

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I wish I could say these were tulips in my garden, fresh flowers

but they are not.

My husband brought me these beauties today. webtulips

Winter has returned here and it is in the teens tonight, so there is little hope of seeing these growing in my garden for a while.

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.  ~Gertrude S. Wister

 

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of spring and summer, web-pics-163

warm weather and crystal clear days,web-july-080

the scent of flowers in the air. foxgloves

It will arrive…

snapdragons…eventually.zinnia

I hope.dahlia

 

~In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.  My garden of flowers
is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.  The thoughts grow as freely
as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.
-   Abram L. Urban

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