Friday, April 15, 2011

Tiny Oases of Colors

Trees and shrubs still look like they did in winter, but there are small pockets of color emerging at Pink Gardens.

White hyacinths bloom for the third spring and seem to have become nicely naturalized.

Jonquils keep the Lounge Gnome company.

Grape Hyacinths have found a new home.

I grew up with hundreds of Daffodils and Jonquils in our gardens. There was nothing like the aroma of a hundred freshly blooming bulbs from the genus Narcissus

16 comments:

  1. Oh, sweet spring is so grand! Daffodils (or narcissus) always mean spring to me. Thanks for the good cheer in these photos, Casey! I can also see how huge your windows are in one shot! Nice! Have a great weekend, friend!

    Katie

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  2. thanks, Katie. That's actually the downstairs neighbor's apartment in the house, I live on the 2nd and 3rd floors. I have a lot of windows, but they're "normal" size.

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  3. I can feel your happiness with the birth of the new season. I'm excited for your summer. If I get too hot here can I come and visit?

    Happy Spring, Casey.

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  4. i'm always happy for each new season. Winter seemed so long. It seems longer each year. It keeps getting increasingly more important to document the simple fabulous things so many people don't bother with, or don't even notice in the first place.

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  5. Yes - I love to watch the small child who stops and stoops to watch the passing bug. Our basic nature is to be part of our surroundings, the more time goes on the more detached we become. Thanks for being our touch stone.

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  6. The off red exterior of the house adds a very nice background to the yellow flowers.

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  7. I'd take a 2nd floor home over a first floor any time. And lots of windows trump a few big windows. You have a neat place, Casey! It sure seems to suit you!

    Our forsythia is in full bloom. They are only 3 year old plants but we've made them bushier by trimming them. They line one whole windowed wall of our sun porch. Each year I anxiously await the day they bloom! I really must plant some tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. We have clay soil and it's very hard to plant things.

    Katie

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  8. I have to look up forsythia Katie...(hanging head in shame) sounds lovely though.
    What the true color of the house casey? A salmon color? I know you call it "pink garden" :)
    I have to tell you I have really been thinking of you of late Casey..I am packing up my parent's house for an auction. I have an OLD santa sitting on top of the garbage to go out in the rain for pickup tomorrow...not sure I can do it! Keep thinking of how I love your treasures...I am SO limited on space though...what to do?? Should I take a picture of objects like that or keep it?? Oh my..
    Hope you are all having a wonderful day...just looked out and the rain is now HUGE flakes of snow...
    and winter continues!!!!!!
    and continues!!!!
    ahhhhh!
    :)
    mare

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  9. the house is a matte salmon color that's pretty subdued actually. I would take photos of everything you can't save, Mare. I save way too much and I have to say there is a price to pay for that in so many ways.

    You have you memories, save those!

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  10. Mare, forsythia is a bush that's prolific around here. You have to trim them back every year or they get to be 20 feet high and 10 feet wide. They're yellow, and one of the first things to bloom in spring (right behind crocus and daffodils). The blooms last for about a month but he long, thin branches are still pretty as a plant in it's own right. We have a row of 3 of them along the SW windowed wall of our sun porch that we planted 3 years ago. After about 10-15 years, the bushes naturally thin out and you need to replace them. They're pretty cheap to buy. And now you know! (They were not native to the west coast, either, though we had fewer of them in New England when I lived there.)

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  11. I always love the first peeks of spring, popping their little heads up out of the winter ground.

    Nice post.

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  12. Hey Casey got any fossilized chocolate bunnies in your attic stash?

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  13. I hope not! I have a fresh new one chocolate bunny though, courtesy of neighbor June!

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  14. Well then it's official Happy CB Day!;)

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