Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday in the Garden


Jack Frost Brunnera is blooming before it has hardly had a chance to grow good yet. It has many buds just waiting to open.

The Creeping Phlox is starting to bloom.

Centannees Daffodil

And many, many, Daffodils all over the yard.





Grape Hyacinths under the Sugar Maple tree. The Gnomes have not came out of hiding here yet where they live during the summer.

Dina Clare Pulmonaria keeps getting bigger and putting on more blooms.

Woodland bed Daffodils with campanula and Jim & Pat’s Ligularia’s coming up.

The Bleeding Hearts Dicentra spectabilis are starting to bloom. Everything is early this year here in Ohio.

The Hyacinths look and smell lovely along the front walkway and porch.

More Pansies are starting to bloom in the window boxes.

Thank you Becca for the seeds!

And more blooms on the Primroses along the front porch beds are opening.




And the first of many tulips are blooming. These have been around for a while now and are waning so they need to be pulled out and more planted this fall.


The Candytuft  Iberis is looking prettier everyday now as it blooms along the front walk.

The Rose Garden is growing fast and to see it grow so fast this early is just unheard of since our roses usually start blooming the last of May or first of June each year here in the hills.
The clematis vines are also growing fast with the warm night we have had for the last week. And perennials are all starting to grow now as are the lilies.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and…
Happy Gardening,

Everyone join in for Fertilizer Friday with our gal Glenda at “Tootsie Time” and “Flaunt Your new Flowers” coming into bloom.



FlowerLady said...

Lona ~ I love everything growing in your gardens. You have so many lovely cottage garden types. What a treat it must be to walk around your gardens.

Happy early spring gardening,


Darla said...

I bet the fragrance is intoxicating on that walkway!

elaine rickett said...

It's lovely seeing everything coming into bloom at this time of year - beautiful photography as usual Lona.

A Garden of Threads said...

Everything is looking great Lona, but I agree way TOO soon. I wonder what will be in bloom come fall!!! Have a wonderful weekend. Jen.

Joe Todd said...

Beautiful flowers. Just rototilled and then replanted the strawberry patch.Seem to be able to do just about everything like I used to. Now that is something to be grateful for...Have a great weekend

HolleyGarden said...

That last crocus picture is just gorgeous. I am so glad you included the brunnera. I've been looking at these in catalogs for a long time, wondering if I need one in my garden. I love yours! Yes, I think now I need one! :)

Balisha said...

Those primroses are to die for. What a pretty little walk up to your house.

Bernie H said...

Obviously the garden is running to its own special schedule this year. It will be interesting to see how the rest of spring, summer and autumn unfold for you.

You do have a lot of gorgeous blooms out right now. The Candytuft Iberis is wonderful, and I love all your Daffodils. It must be heavenly strolling along that front walkway right now.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Jack Frost? Dicentra? Iberis? WOW... you're even further ahead than we are right now! Here's hoping that the cooler temps heading our way this weekend just extend our bloom times instead of interrupting them! :-)

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Beautiful blooms Lona, spring has sprung! I finally broke down and bought three Iberis -- the variety is 'Majestic', it was over at Park Seed, couldn't pass it up.

Karen said...

Lona, I love all the different varieties of daffodils and the primrose and tulips, all so pretty.

I noticed leaves on my clematis already too, and boy oh boy, if we get some snow, I don't know what will happen. Last year we had a blizzard in mid-April and the temperatures stayed cold right into May. I'm hoping for the best for all of us gardeners, but here in Wisconsin, it's a long shot at best if we don't have a major freeze.

I guess all we can do is enjoy what we have, right? Have a great weekend, Lona!

Lynn said...

Lona, your garden looks lovely this spring. Especially love the peach hyacinths.

Ed said...

Your flowers all look great! I especially like the collarette amd pink daffodils.

Zoey said...

Is there anything more lovely than spring blooms? I don't think so.

You have so much to look at as you walk along that path. Thanks for showing the longview of the garden. I always appreciate that. I have hyacinths planted right along the edge of my walk, too. They are just beginning to pop through the soil.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona my goodness you are WAY AHEAD of us on growth ! .. You will be all bloomed out come May ? LOL .. our weather is returning to it's natural temp .. rain for the next two days or so .. and that will help bring our plants up to speed.
All of your blooms are gorgeous : )
Have a restful weekend girl !

Alistair said...

Lona, your Spring blooms are just magical. I planted Jack Frost in the garden last year, no sign of blooms on my one yet. Hope it does flower as I am looking forward to singing its praises at a later date.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Beee utiufl. Everything up, and flowering. We still have some snow, LOL.

Brunneria is on my list of want's, but I am thinking that it might be bit pricey for a not really a sure thing kind of plant.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Pearl@serenitycove said...

Love them all. I don't know why but pansies don't do well for me and I just love them.

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Lovely photos. I especially like the Jack Frost Brunnera (it's on my wish list) and those unusual daffodils.

Jeri Landers said...

I've got the same blooms in my garden today, isn't it great?! 2 years ago, I purchased, in 500 bulk, a variety of daffodils. They have been magnificent bloomers extending the season for weeks and weeks! It looks like you have many of the same varieties here.

RobinL said...

Isn't it wonderful Lona? An early spring, just for two winter haters like us! I'm too busy to blog it all, but I'm loving it just the same. Work has exploded, and this home remodel has me going crazy. Ugh!

Gatsbys Gardens said...


Wasn't everything lovely like the daffodils and magnolias. The heat has done a job on them with only a few left. I am looking forward to the tulips with the cooler weather. Your deep wine colored hellebore is beautiful.


Anonymous said...

Everything looks beautiful---the epitome of spring.

Anonymous said...

Goodness, Lona ~ it's so pretty there. You have much more in bloom than I do and it's all so wonderful to see. Color in the spring is SO refreshing, isn't it? I LOVE your orchid photos too. You did a fabulous job photographing them. I'd love to have a couple you featured!! Happy Spring!! Let the gardening season begin!!

debsgarden said...

Isn't spring wonderful? I love your primroses! I like all your daffodils, too, especially the one with the spider!

Beth said...

Hi Lona! You have many varieties of daffodils - so pretty! I love your primroses too. I will be growing primrose this year, and am starting them from seed. I'd rather buy the plants, but I haven't seen them in the garden centers.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Your daffodils are inspiring! The growth on your roses is amazing! Wow!

Jennifer said...

Lona, Your daffodils are so gorgeous!! I love all the ruffles and frills. Now, I wish I had planted more of them myself!