Springtime in the Garden

Daffodils are in full bloom now. Forgive the fences. SOMEONE thinks the pots are for him  to play “King of the Hill” on.



Every day I go out and stand under the new cherry tree to see if it has bloomed. Will it be the cherry tree of my dreams? I do believe it is! At least it is close enough! And I just read a magazine article yesterday where the gardener said that the cherry trees had grown an amazing amount in just 2 or 3 years!


This is an interesting little shrub. It doesn’t really look like much, and then all these funny little blooms pop out. It almost looks like confetti.


The camellia that I have to practically stand on my head to get a picture of. This is one of the bushes I hope to get in the ground. I am pretty sure it will be a LOT happier out of its container.


Pansies and violas are such a cheerful addition. A lot of pleasure for very little investment.


This Japanese maple is covered in seed buds. It almost looks unreal to me.


I bought myself a few new plants at the nursery yesterday. This is a flowering almond, one of my most favorite plants. I have one, but it has never done well. The girl at the nursery said it probably has a canker. I thought she was just making that term up, and then I read it in a magazine the very same day!


Doesn’t it have the most beautiful, delicate blooms?


All the maples are leafing out now, and each one has a different shade.


There seems to be a pink theme going on here. I can’t help it. Its my favorite color.

Its been a good week. I got a lot more functional exercise. The second pile of wood is all stacked up. A lot of pots have been re-arranged. I’ve gotten in the pool twice, on the bike three times, kept up with my PT exercises, and I’m starting to do fast-walking sprints like Tabata intervals on my walks with Noah. Those are really a good workout. And that doesn’t even include all the aerobic quilting I’ve done :))


16 thoughts on “Springtime in the Garden

  1. What beautiful blooms! These were so enjoyable to see, especially since the plants in our yard are barely starting to realize it’s spring here in Southern Oregon. I love your new little rock walled enclosure.
    Hey, I had to laugh. You are the first person outside of myself that I have ever heard use the phrase “functional exercise”. 🙂

  2. You’ve done an amazing job with your outdoor space. It will give you lots of pleasure this summer and beyond. Can you believe it’s been a year since you were here?

  3. Everything looks so pretty! I’m sure you must go outside and just take it all in several times a day – at least, that’s what I would be doing! Love the shot of Noah coming through the greenery…he stands out so nicely against all the color!

  4. The Flowering Almond is my favourite shrub, too and it does quite well here in Eastern Ontario. Every 6 years or so my husband cuts it right back to just above the ground and it comes back like new. Glad spring has arrived somewhere – I’m still waiting for the crocuses to bloom 🙂

  5. My daffodils finally popped open yesterday. So happy to see their little yellow faces! Your blooms are all so gorgeous!! I would do a lot of reading in your little garden. 🙂

  6. pink is my favorite color too! I can’t believe how lovely all your flowers are!! it is still brown and dirty and gross here in MN I haven’t seen one flower yet

  7. Oh my goodness, what beautiful blossoms. I’m also in MN, and believe me, I’d give anything to get rid of the wet, brown crud we still have here. We’ve had a very difficult winter, so spring will be late, I fear. You have done a great job with your gardening. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I am really enjoying your garden pictures and journal. I’m a pink girl too, so I love the Camellia and the Cherry trees. I am going to start planting my pots this weekend, seeing your garden has gotten me fired up to get going with mine.

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