About this Blog: Bread making recipes, knit and crochet projects, wood working, gardening, digital imaging, travel, cruise ships, Labrador Retrievers, and more....

About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen, our Agility and Dock Diving Sweetheart.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Front Garden

Good morning,

My daughter cut a few flowers from the garden to take to her office.  This has been one of those perfect weather Spring blooming seasons.  We didn't have a late frost or heavy rain to knock down blooming flowers so we had many in bloom at the same time.  Just gorgeous!

I've been taking a few pictures every day or so to record the changes in the garden.  In addition to seeing the progress of sprouting and blooming things, I will be able to see where to place any new bulbs I may want to add in the Fall.

So I hope you enjoy a few more images of Spring flowers taken over a period of the last four weeks:

The sunflower seeds have sprouted.
This tulip has been blooming here every Spring for more than 20 years.
And the little violets are sprinkled all over the lawn.
Having different types of daffodils and tulips extends the blooming season nicely since they bloom at slightly different times.  These giant pink tulips have been in my garden since 1989. 
 Here come the red buds!
And now, blossoming.
About a week later, the lilacs are in full bloom.
 The peach tree is in bloom.
The Red Japanese Maple has come alive again.  A few years ago I thought we might have lost this one during a drought.
 And now, here come the iris!



Jo said...

The see spring bursting forth with all of it's color is breath taking at times.

Diana said...

Beautiful, gorgeous garden Lois! It has been a good spring! Love Di ♥

Anonymous said...

I love all your flowers! I love flowers in general and usually have tons around all summer. Nothing like them to perk up your day. I buy myself flowers once a week to keep on the kitchen table. Your gardens are just so pretty! And I see your red bud is blooming. Mine still has flowers and is also getting little leaves now. It has a long blooming period. I love, love iris. My FIL had beautiful Iris, all colors and when he was alive he would bring me huge bouquets of them and they smelled heavenly. Now, unfortunatly, he has passed on, the house sold and I no longer have any iris. I did have a little garden of just Iris, but when they put in the pool house, it was excavated away...the iris are now coming up in the side yard where they were dumped. Only a few survived. Purple ones....have a wonderful day Lois! ...debbie

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

lovely flowers, Lois. Cannot wait for the tulips to bloom in my garden too ...

Sending a big hug your way for a happy Wednesday!


Wanda said...

The front flower garden is beautiful, Lois. Your Iris are slightly ahead of mine. I'm waiting on them and the poppies to bloom. Did you plant the sunflowers or were they dropped by the birds, like here?


Lois Evensen said...

Good evening, Ladies,

Thank you so much! Yes, flowers are so wonderful. I just love having them around me. When I was at home most of year I had flowers literally planted on top of/in front of other flowers so as some faded, others were there to replace them.

Debbie, I love it that you buy yourself flowers. We do that from time to time when we don't have any to bring in from our garden. We should do that more often!

Wanda, I planted the sunflowers. I bought just one package of Large Russian Sunflowers and planted the seeds down the center of what we call the "red bud garden" out in front. They will hopefully be a row of big blooms between the bird feeders and the front walk later this summer. :) I'm sure the birds will find them there. Hopefully, I will be here to get pictures when they do.

Very best,

River Glorious said...

We have no definitive seasons here on the island like you all do up North. But, I do have some flowers, and I think they are irises. I'll have to look for them, since my garden has been neglected for over a year. Thanks for sharing your flowers.


The Early Birder said...

Hi Lois. Great to see that we share many of the same garden blooms. I'm still waiting for the Lilac and Iris to perform. FAB.

Life Looms Large said...

They're gorgeous!! Definitely makes me want to plant a few more bulbs. We don't have a ton of sun in our yard, but I must be able to find space for some daffodils somewhere!!

Thanks for sharing your photos!


Tina T-P said...

Gosh, I can't believe that your iris are almost blooming! Lovely pictures all around. Happy spring. T.

Leigh said...

Hi Lois. I'm here on the spring Colors of April tour. Beautiful color! All the flowers are so delightfully cheerful.

Sharon said...

I enjoyed your flowers - gorgeous! I'm always antsy to see what people post in response to the Colors of the Month. It's my favorite post of the month. Fun - thanks.

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, the flowers and the Colors of April posts are so much fun. There is so much beauty everywhere.


Annie said...

Here in Holland the first lilacs are just appearing. I loved seeing your front garden!

Sara said...

I love iris and to be honest all flowers...your garden looks wonderful!!!