Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Hey Mom! Your Flowers Are Blooming!"

My son yelled this out to me as he was leaving for the bus stop yesterday. It made me smile for three reasons: 1) My flowers are blooming. 2) He is noticing. 3) He knew that I was waiting to see them and would appreciate that news bulletin. I don't think we'd be stretching the truth to say he was getting a little charge from it, too.  Alert the media! Spring is here.

So what if it’s only a few crocuses? On closer inspection we have lots to look forward to. Presently poking:

Tulips – they’ve not been discovered by the deer yet! (knock wood)

Daffodils – will probably be second runner up in the race to bloom.

Allium – hoping to get some white ones this year, too.

Muscari, Daylily and peonies.


Some of my herbs are coming back: Giant parsley, lavendar, thyme, oregano. A few more TBD.


and we got garlic up!
A few radishes are in the ground, too. I managed to get a few peas in for their traditional St. Patty's day planting. 


On the other hand, I may be the only person on earth ever to have killed a Hellebore. Why has it abandoned me??? And I was so nice to it….


Anything pop up to surprise you this week?

Other posts of interest: The Firsts of March

15 comments:

Joanne said...

Just crocuses here, too. And someone gave me a HUGE bunch of fresh-cut pussywillows, just beautiful! Happy Spring to you, wishing you much sunshine and many flowers :)

Lzyjo said...

Oh man, isn't it so exciting! Love your crocuses. I saw my first pea shoot this week. Can't wait to see your garlic. I've never grown them before.

KB Foglia said...

Not to brag...But I am so excited my hellebores are blooming. I will send you a photo. But your garden is waaaay ahead of ours. You must get a lot more sun.

Talon said...

I love that your son alerted you - that's beautiful! Color in the garden - it's so exciting. Our crocus are just poking out their noses and the hyacinth are just beginning to push up. Sorry about the Hellebore. I'm sure it is not your fault :)

Lorilee said...

Your crocuses are beautiful. I love the color! I'm beginning to see buds and blooms here too. Sadly, a yucky cool front just blew in on the first day of spring!
Blessings,
Lorilee

miss m said...

It's so sweet that your son noticed ! Lovely shoots and blooms to behold in your parts. Not so much in mine.

Happy Spring !

Gail said...

Congrats on spring visiting in time for the spring equinox! Would you like me to send you some hellebore seedlings? It will be a few seasons until they flower~~It might not be dead~those leaves look like mine did before new growth popped up! Happy Spring~gail

Ronda Laveen said...

I am always surprised at what has survived over the long, cold winter. Sometimes, even into early summer, thing I thought dead and gone, start putting up new sprouts.

AshKuku said...

lovely blooms.... beautiful as u.....
the colors are very pleasing..... VERY SPRING.......

HAPPY CELEBRATIONS!!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Karen said...

Hey, good news on the crocus and other bulbs, and especially on the town crier. So nice when the kids notice and care. We are so far ahead, I almost hate to say it, but cherry blossoms are holding strong, species tulips are blooming in profusion, daffodils are everywhere, daphne is still going, rosemary is attracting the bees, and leaves big and small are beginning to unfurl. Happy Spring!

patti said...

Oh, I just LOVE this place. Talk about a fresh breath of spring!

Spent the weekend at my best friend's farm and came home with a bouquet of daffodils! Don't see any here yet, but they're on my table.

Enjoy every peeping sprout o' color!
Patti

Squirrel said...

my sweet woodruff comes up early because it's right next to the house on the sunny southern exposure side. but I have little micro-climates around the yard. Dicentra and peonies poking up, some fat dafs will bloom soon.

and the crocus are hardy little guys--really touch--they thrive no matter what--I saw some blooming, growing out of a thick cement wall-- they are tough little mofos. I love them.


re: the facade was gone yesterday when we passed by-- remember? it was a nice looking building. was.

e said...

Regarding VBC, Tut, Megan and I thought we would start with Lunch in Paris, by Elizabeth Bard. Her Blog is also called Lunch in Paris, and the book is a fun read. We also discussed reading Doouglas Kennedy's Woman in the Fifth, and Tatiana De Rosney's Sarah's Key. I had to order Woman in the Fifth and have the other two already. Your email link did not work for me, but the one for me that is listed on my profile page works, so you can e-mail if you like. It would be better to send the email to tut and megan as well so all of us are on the same page. We agreed that we would e-mail to let the others know whether we were reading the monthly selection or not, whether we liked or did not like it etc, and then one of us would volunteer to put up a summary that others could add to. You can check with tut about this if you like, too. That's it for now.

tina said...

Yeah for your son! I think they actually notice more than we give them credit for at times.

Anonymous said...

my forsythia is about ten days behind my next door neighbor's bloom-wise, but it is blooming.