Wednesday, April 23, 2014

First Blooms of the Season

Clematis, Nellie Moser

Nellie has dozens of blooms and dozens more on the way!

Solomon's Seal--rapidly spreading--go Solomon go.

A hardy perennial--I was sure this one had not survived the winter

Sweet wild violets--on so pretty, on so invasive.

Bath's Pinks Dianthus--step aside the front door and their heavenly fragrance will almost take your breath away.

Sweet potato vine, creeping Jenny and Old Maids--porch flowers for Grandmother Bessie

Doesn't look like much now--our kitchen garden--tomatoes, peppers, and basil.  Herbs--parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.  Gardeners are eternally optimistic


  1. Wouldn't it be wonderful if "if you plant it, it will grow" worked with gardening?:-) We are in that hopeful, optimistic stage here, too.

  2. So nice to see a garden starting to bloom. Something I have to look forward to here in northern Iowa.

  3. beautiful x it is so wonderful to see the colour coming back into the garden x