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

Friday, February 20, 2009

A promise

46F degrees, and a beautiful sunny, but cool day, to wander around the yard looking to see what is growing.
I am happy to see so many spring bulbs pushing their way up into the sunshine, giving me that little rush of adrenalin knowing the the first day of spring is just four weeks away.

Daffodils and Tulips. The daffs. are Texas

Daffodils, in bud

Asiatic Lilly

Two years ago, or is it three, I planted 250 spring bulbs. There are Tulips, Daffodils, hyacinths, Grape Hyacinths, Asiatic Lillies, and a few other bulbs I cannot recall the names of at this time.
Oh! what a promise of glorious colour there is. I am impatient to see it all.


Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

It's wonderful to see so many bulbs popping up in your garden! I'm in Virginia and 'should' be seeing more, but for some reason they're slow this year. I like your raised beds in previous posts. I'm going to have my husband help me put some in this year...actually, we're discussing it this weekend!

Heather said...

I love your tulips breaking ground. I can't grow them here as they are promptly eaten by voles unless I plant tightly with daffodills.(sp?) I love your blog!

Northern Shade said...

The sight of new green popping up from the brown ground is always exciting. Those early spring bulbs bring so much joy, for such a small package. I planted even more early spring perennials and bulbs last fall to get a jump on the gardening season. I can't wait for the snow to melt, and to see which come up first.

dinzie said...

How cool - Spring is springing in your garden :O)


Liisa said...

It looks as though your garden will be bursting with color in no time! :) I grew up in Washington, and get homesick for the Pacific Northwest from time to time. I am anxiously waiting for the snow to melt, I know my bulbs are in there somewhere!

lynn'sgarden said...

Isn't it exciting to see the emerging tips of blooms to come? I'm envious yours garden is showing lots of green growth..still too cold here in NJ...I'm heavy with anticipation.

Matron said...

Hi Keewee! great to find you and your blog. Have you heard of SAGBUTT? Seattle Area Garden Bloggers United to talk? Strikes me you are in the right area to go for a chat. Go have a look at Petunias blog, linked to mine.