Thursday, April 18, 2013

And Thus the Season Begins. . .

This is the first year I've had miniature Daffodils in my yard! I placed the camera right on the ground for this photo. Though the perspective makes them look large, they are only 4-inches high! My friend, Lisa Mikulski, gave me these bulbs last year just before she moved to Sweden. Although she may be thousands of miles away, her flowers are going to be in my garden for years to come!
 
I think the aroma of hyacinths is among the best in all of flowerland! I love the scent of roses and lilacs, and virtually every flower, but there is something about Hyacinths that is just pure sweetness without any overtones of anything else. My friend Nikki gave me these bulbs a few years ago and they're just about the first flowers to ever bloom in the spring.
 
I think I posted almost exactly the same photo last year, lol, but it's a sure sign of spring when the turtles emerge from their winter rest and start sunning themselves at Tuxis Pond again!

Yes, my African Violets are indoor plants, but they are just beginning to bloom again from their winter greenery. This bright magenta one has huge blossoms. Each is more than an inch-and-a-half wide. The other two plants in this violet garden are about to bloom, one of them for the very first time, so stay tuned for more photos in the weeks to come!

Bonus Photo
 
On a wall near my violets hangs this self-portrait from 1983. It's cut paper, pen, and Saran wrap. Hard to believe it's 30 years old this year.

6 comments:

  1. LET THE SPRINGTIME PARADE BEGIN. LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL YOUR HARD WORK IN YOUR GARDEN JUST TO MAKE ME HAPPY.LOL VEGGIES AND FLOWERS,WHAT MORE DO WE NEED? GRANNY

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    1. Hi Granny! I'll certainly have flowers to photograph this year but I have to cut back on expenses so I won't have any homegrown veggies to post. It was a lot of work for very little produce, really. I'm going to spend the time I did in the veggie garden and do more art this summer.

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  2. Me, making and serving lemonade and sweet cakes. ;-)

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  3. I CAN'T BELIEVE THE PRICE ON VEGGIES IN THE STORES.GRAMPS SAID, A PEPPER WAS ONE DOLLAR AT THE STORE THE OTHER DAY.I HOPE THEY CHOKE ON IT. WHAT BOTHERS ME IS WHEN THEY THROW THE FOOD OUT INTO THE DUMPSTERS TO EITHER TO BE CARRIED OFF TO THE DUMP OR FOR THE HOMELESS TO GATHER UP TO STAY ALIVE. I'VE ALWAY BEEN A GIVER AND NOT A TAKER.I'D BAG IT UP AND GIVE IT AWAY. THE PRICE OF SWEETCORN IS TERRIBLE. IT'S IN SEASON NOW.PEOPLE WITH MONEY THINK NOTHING OF THE PRICE. THE LITTLE GUY HURTS.
    I'LL ENJOY YOUR ART. WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANY FOR A LONG TIME. I'D LIKE TO BE A MOUSE AND SIT IN A CORNER WHILE YOUR DOING YOUR WORK.
    I DON'T HAVE ANY SWEET CAKES BUT A BOWL OF POPCORN AND A GOOD MOVIE COULD BE PUT IN ORDER. PLAIN OR BUTTERED?

    GRANNY

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