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, April 08, 2010

Spring is overdone! Over blogged

What!!! you ask, who said that? I am confident you would never hear the words "Spring is overdone, or over blogged" by many gardeners.
Spring is a time of beauty and rebirth, a time when serious gardeners are all a tingle, vibrating with the urge to plant, create and drink in the beauty of the new growth in their gardens.

El Cid
We simply can't help ourselves when it comes to taking photos of our blooms to share with others. If you are like I am, I take oodles of photos looking for the perfect one to display on my blog. Thank goodness for digital cameras, I simply would not have the patience to wait while my photos were developed, then finding some are not up to par.

My "primrose garden" is just starting to wakeup from it's long winter nap. Give it another week before it shows it's full color.

This year the tulips are full and luscious as are the columbines, which were planted two years ago and are doing a grand job of filling in bare places between some of the other plants.

Under the bamboo tee pee I constructed last season, a huge Hosta will fill in, and I have not decided yet, if I will plant sweet peas or scarlet runner beans for their beautiful red flowers, to climb the tee pee. Perhaps both would be a nice combination, the sweet peas adding fragrance.

Well, we are taking a few days off for a little R&R so I will be back on Monday. You all have a wonderful weekend.

21 comments:

Cyndy said...

El Cid is quite the handsome guy! Agree with you about digital cameras - I never could manage the f-stops and apertures or whatever. Point and shoot and away we go :)

Rosie leavesnbloom said...

Your spring garden is lovely. I had the same sentiment about digital photos this week. I take so many and so many of them end up in the recyling bin on the computer and I thought back to the way years ago we took our films to the shop to get developed and sometimes it took a week to get the photos back - and we had to pay for each of them whether they were blurred or not! Photography is far cheaper these days - and such fun. Have a great restful r & r.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

But after the winter, we all deserve to blog about spring, and it's beauty don't we?

I love digital, no more deciding if the shot is worth it before clicking.
I think that it has made better photographers out of so many people.

Have a nice rest, see you next week.

Jen

MISTAYA said...

I can't wait to see what you plant over the Hosta and how beautfiful the colors will be.
I hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Gail

Christine B. said...

Everything looks so very cheerful: love all the blue. As for digital cameras, I am entirely on board. But maybe that's because my photography skills are minimal and I developed a lot of awful pictures.

Christine in Alaska

baby cribs said...

Lovely spring garden! I love it! I think I missed the beauty of spring. I got so busy!

gippslandgardener said...

I, for one am enjoying visiting all the lovely spring gardens from my autumnal home :) Your tulips are delightful! Tulips are just a bit too 'touch and go' to grow where I am, so I'm enjoying yours instead!

Laurrie said...

As a new blogger, I'm having a hard time this spring with photos from warmer climates of beautiful blooms weeks before the same daffodils and hyacinths and tulips appear in my garden! By the time mine come up I do feel as if I've seen a lot of spring already. Still wonderful, and never overblogged, but I have to learn to pace myself as I admire everyone's earlier flowers. Yours are lovely!

Sprouts, Shoots & Sunshine said...

Look at your spring garden waking up! Beautiful!

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Jennifer~~ What I love most about digital photography is the RISK FREE factor. Shoot as many photos as your card can hold, delete the blurries on site... no waiting, no additional monetary output. The best of all worlds.

Have a nice getaway. Your garden and your readers will be here when you get back.

nancybond said...

Your garden is lovely! I never tire of reading posts or seeing photos of all those wonderful Spring things. :)

Jean Bradbury said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love that striped tulip in your last post. This is the first year I have tried Rembrandts and so far they are all purple and white.
Do you know about SAGBUTT? Seattle Area Garden Bloggers United to Talk. We have monthly meetings at area gardens. Let me know if you are interested.

Helen at summerhouse said...

Like you I love being able to take so many photos and then have the luxury of sorting through them for the perfect one. What I'm finding a bit fun is watching Spring slowly make it's way through all the blogs.

Joseph said...

Spring is intoxicating. Who can stop the color-drunk gardener from taking photo after photo? The digital camera has got to be one of the best inventions around. Instant gratification!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Beautiful post!! Your flowers are so colourful and lovely, especially El Cid. I can't get enough of spring, I don't think it canbe overdone or overblogged. ;)

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Lovely celebration of spring, Keewee. No way will I ever get tired of hearing/reading others celebrate spring (and am doing the same here, too).

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Yes, I am thankful for the digital way. I delete a lot, and should delete more. I love being able to keep track of when things bloom and how long they bloom and whether they end up getting crowded by another plant and such. Plus, I can take pics of all the critters and such and not worry about paying for each photo.

Things are looking great your way!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I vote for both for the trellis, by the way. It looks like a good size.

mary said...

That picture of El Cid is fantastic! I almost want to try planting it next year here in FL.
Thanks for sharing. :)

Taylor said...

I know what you mean about getting the perfect shot. Why did I take 17 pictures of three asparagus spears?!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Usually, when someone makes a funny comment that I like, I'll go check out their blog, but there was no link for Taylor, so I came here to say I love that comment about taking 17 pictures of 2 asparagus spears. I have done things like that. I see there is a link here, so I'll see if Taylor has a public blog.