Saturday, April 18, 2015

Return of Spring

The good earth is coming back to life.  The dogwoods have been blooming and they have been glorious!  

Bath's Pink Dianthus is also blooming.  It has the sweetest smell and makes me want to sit outside to breathe in its scent.

The first blooms of Miss Nellie Moser, she will soon be filled with dozens of blooms.

The curbside garden--iris will soon be blooming along with day lilies and coneflowers and lavender and . . . .  The neighborhood children and birds love this garden.  This garden brings joy to this old gardeners heart to see the children stop and smell the flowers and to see the birds playing in the birdbath.  

Bright, cheerful, sunny violas greeting me in the evenings after a long day.

The garden centers are filled with endless varieties of annuals to temp me.

The tender crimson of Japanese maples--so delicate.

Time of the year for the gardener to sharpen her trowel, pull on her garden gloves and tackle those weeds before they become more abundant. Welcome back spring--I missed you!


  1. It is wonderful to see all of nature coming back to life. What pretty garden areas you have.

  2. What a lovely tribute to spring!!

  3. I do love spring. Love all the beautiful flowers!

  4. Heading to Nashville at the end of the month. Hope the spring flowers are still showing off then

  5. Lovely post Betty - I can see you are taking great pleasure by the coming of Spring - enjoy Mel