Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Thursday, March 29, 2007

March 29th Splendor

All it takes is the warmth from the sun to encourage the tulips to open their petals for our viewing pleasure.

Photo taken yesterday, when these tulips were just beginning to open.

Today the sun is shining, and it is 58F.

What a fabulous color

I love spring blooms

I am so pleased with this lovely peach colored tulip

It is interesting to watch the heads of the blooms follow the path of the sun as the day progresses.

Faces turned towards the sun

The giant hosta survived the winter

A bright spot of color.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

March 22nd

The day is cool and windy 50F But it did not stop me from taking pictures to record the progress in my garden.

Lovely full buds on the Tulips

These two primroses were planted last season and appear to be happy in their location.

Purple/yellow Pansys brightening up a corner in the Blue/Purple & yellow garden

The Hydrangea I moved last season, and was concerned about it surviving the move, has settled in nicely.

I wonder how long the Hyacinths are going to bloom. Aren't they gorgeous?

These Daffodils are new to the garden this season. I love the bright orange and yellow centers.

Hostas in the Blue pot have put on a spurt of growth in the last few days.

The first Anenome of the season. This is the third spring for them

Daffodils nodding their heads in the wind

Abundant Camelias this year.
The rabbits love to eat the blossoms as they finish their bloom cycle and fall to the ground.

I have to research the name of this plant.
I went back through the archives and found this plant. ( will make a marker and place it by the plant so I will not have to guess again next year)
It is called Burgenia.

I am eagerly looking forward to the tulips opening

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Mid March Tour

The very first Tulip to bloom

I wonder what color this Tulip with variegated leaves will be.

My fabulous blue hyacinths

I thought I had lost the Helleborus, as I accidentally covered it up when I added new compost last fall. I guess it is tougher than I thought.

In my Blue & Yellow garden, there are daffodils, Blue hyacinths, blue Pansys and blue/purple Primroses blooming. And a few white Pansys.

The Camelias are gorgeous this year.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

More Garden Art

I rode along when MrC went up to Oak Harbor on a service call, and as the dollar store was within walking distance, I decided it would be more fun looking around there, than waiting for him to finish the job he had to do. Of course you know I can't resist buying more garden art, so here are pictures of the few things I found today.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

March 11th

Every time I was ready to take a picture, I was buffeted by a gust of wind, so I had to take these pictures in between the gusts, and take several pictures to make sure at least one of them would be in focus.

This lovely Hyacinth is almost in full bloom and you just get a hint of the fragrance which, will deepen as the flower opens.

Grape Hyacinths always remind me of my Grandmother's garden which was a sea of blue in early Spring. With a few more days of warm weather these should open fully.

I can hardly wait to see the colors of 60 tulips I planted last fall.

The Chionodoxa is the cutest little flower. This one is barely three inches tall, with little dainty perfect flowers.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Progress in keewee's garden

This morning I sprinkled some Portulaca (moss rose) seeds in part of the garden which is usually hot and dry. I will be rewarded with blooms of brilliant color.

The Hyacinths are looking good. I should have lovely purple blooms soon.

After yesterdays balmy temperatures of 60 degrees plus, the plum trees burst forth in bloom, and the daffodils are opening.
Don't you just love spring?

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Keewee's Primroses

These are the new primroses I have bought this season. I am delighted by all the beautiful colors available.