Sunday, March 18, 2012

And So It Begins...

The garden is starting to come to life, little by little, particularly where the bulbs are concerned.


The daffodils and the tulips in the back of the house were so eager to get going that they began to sprout in February during an unusual warm spell. Then they stopped being so eager when the temperature dropped and it snowed. But now, there’s no holding them back.


It’s tough to keep these bulbs from poking their little heads out very early in the year because the sun beats down on this area for most of the day, warming up the spot quite well, which confuses the plants into thinking that spring has arrived.


And then there’s this little perennial that is growing like a weed, faster than anything else in the garden. Quite the ambitious one, isn’t it? It’s Aquilegia 'McKana Hybrids', a pretty little plant that produces beautiful flowers. Can’t wait to see it in full bloom.


There are other tiny signs of growth around the garden, and you can be sure that I will be sharing oodles of photos with you all over the next few months! Lucky you, eh?

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  1. Whoo hoo! Our first look at spring :) Looking forward to all the pics you will br sharing with us.

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    1. I'm so excited about the gardening season starting. It's my favourite time of the year!

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  2. Spring is much further along where you are than here in Alberta, despite all the nice weather this winter.

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    1. This is true. We're in a warmer zone, so it makes sense. I'm sure you guys will catch up soon enough.

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  3. Lucky me, you better believe it! Looking foward to all your flower photos, there can never be enough!

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    1. You're very sweet, Kay; always a kind word! I am looking forward to sharing my garden with all of you. It's my pride and joy.

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  4. Your plants are a bit ahead of mine as a lot of mine are in a north facing garden. Can't wait to see blooms.

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    1. These bulbs face south, so they're growing like weeds. The ones I have up front get less sunlight and they're not growing as quickly.

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  5. Living out here in the North Atlantic we find ourselves way behind Canadians in Ontario!! We have some Snowdrops in full bloom which are always the first to break open. By the looks of things you will have Daffs and Tulips pretty soon.

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    1. Your zone is not as warm as ours. But there are always Snowdrops to enjoy. I love those little flowers. I meant to plant some for this spring and never got around to it. I'll make sure I do that this fall!

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  6. It's so exciting, isn't it? Our daffodils are blooming, hyacinths and tulips are close... I just got the kale and lettuce planted in the garden and the sun is shining and hot! It feels like the world is waking up ~ so lovely! :)

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    1. You are so lucky, Melinda! You live in a warmer region and your gardening season starts much earlier. Oh, how I envy you that!

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