Garden Blooms


I was driving down the street the other day past my favorite nursery. I could not hold off any longer. I stopped and went in. 


I love this time of year. The blooms. The birds. The butterflies and bees. 


I love to stroll around this nursery, with the fountains burbling and the scent of flowers heavy in the air.
 


The clematis bloomed. As the bud slowly eases open, it looks lavender. When it is opened fully, it is white.

 
I don't think the flower is particularly that stunning. It always looks somewhat dirty when it's fully open. 

 
I've never had this dark petunia I don't think. But I think it is quite striking. I love purple against green in the garden.

 
Just hours after I planted the flowers and herbs early Saturday morning, I spotted a big yellow butterfly out there among the flowers. 


Purely by accident, yellow and purple seems to be the main theme this year in the container gardens. 

Anything blooming in your garden yet?



17 comments

  1. Yes, my garden is also blooming early (North Texas area). I actually got to see my amaryllis bloom! I like to have them at Christmas time and then I plant them outside in the spring. Many years they don't survive. On this one though, I saw the leaves come up several years in a row but not the flower. And it has 2 gorgeous stalks with 7-8 large blooms! There are several plants blooming earlier than normal and I am really enjoying it.

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  2. So pretty Brenda. Your patio area is always so beautiful. I am so excited that you have that space and can make it a sanctuary for yourself. Not sure if that was Abi or Charlie but they look like they are enjoying getting outside too.
    Hugs and Happy Sunday.
    Kris

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  3. No, Michigan, but I see tips of tulips.

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  4. You always have the prettiest garden! I hope to buy a few blooms soon.

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  5. I'm heading to the garden shortly to start spring cleanup - it's going to be a long, busy day but I'm so excited to get out there again! I did a quick walk-about yesterday but it was too cold to do more...however I see the daffodils are coming up yippee! Also I got some pansies when I was off the mountain the other day - I had to keep them in the garage for a few days but today I hope to put them up and add some color to the deck. I'm so excited it's gardening season again woo hoo!!!! Enjoy your lovely patio my friend!

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  6. I had some tulips about to bloom but something ate the tops of them -- deer or rabbits. They missed three tulips somehow, and they have bloomed and look pretty. That's not much going on! I'll go to a nursery later when the danger of frost is past.

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  7. It is still too early to plant flowers here in Reno, but I know just how you feel, I always get a high from being in nurseries, and love having lots of flowers myself.

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  8. I have the same clematis that you have. Mine has been covered with flowers for about a week. They're not real showy, but they do smell good. Little flowers--in spite of wind, rain, hail, snow--they just keep doing their thing and give us hope.

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  9. Nope- Wisconsin here- nothing blooming yet but I see spikes coming up- tulips, irises, etc. Love that you are able to start enjoying your garden already. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, Brenda. xo Diana

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  10. Just as you all's good weather is starting, down in Miami, ours is coming to an end. It's becoming way too hot to be outdoors and enjoy the garden, so back to air conditioning we go!

    Thank you for your beautiful gardens that I get to enjoy vicariously!

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  11. Everything here is in full bloom. It is SO warm already. Usually we have a warm March, followed by a chilly April. But this year, the temps just keep climbing.
    I had a lot of work this weekend, but I need to get out to get photos of birds and bees, because I intend to write about sex ed in France!!! And I need illustrations that suit my sensibilities. :)

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  12. Here in the Northeast we've just had our first day that feels like it's actually spring. So I went out in the cottage garden and got started -

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  13. Just beautiful. Utah is later than where you live. High altitude and further north. I am so anxious to start planting and tending my tiny yard. You inspire me to make my little plot beautiful.

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  14. Beautiful, Brenda! Love the dark petunias. Nothing blooming here yet but bulbs and pansies. :(

    Jane x

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  15. Daffodils blooming along the edge of the woods...hyacinth too..Will be taking a walk around my property tomorrow to see what I have blooming!..temp is supposed to be 81 degrees tomorrow!

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  16. No flowers here yet, thanks for sharing your blooms!

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  17. Nothing blooming here, so I'll just enjoy your beautiful garden for now!

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