Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Coming at you at breakneck speed!

The growth in the garden over the last week seems to have been at the rate of "mile-a-minute" kudzu.  The buds of the azaleas swelled and began to burst open almost overnight.


The daffodils have been blooming for several weeks, but new blooms are still opening.
A rosebud begins to form in the morning light.
The coreopsis bloom unfurls.
Reliable dianthus, my grandson's favorite, will soon provide blooms for numerous little nosegays.
Hosta leaves appear - their shoots rolled tight at first but opening in different shades of green and white.
The shamrock was up in time for St. Patrick's day, but the blooms will come later.
The Chestnut Oak sports its long yellow-green tassels, already dispensing yellow dust over everything.
The changes in the garden that Spring brings will continue at this breakneck speed for a while yet.  I just wish I could check off my garden chores list in half as speedy a fashion!

19 comments:

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

What pretty azaleas! I love the hosta! Well, everything is so beautiful! You have a lot of fun color!

Hanni @ Sweet Bean Gardening said...

So pretty...when it rains it pours! :) The unfolding hosta leaves are one of my favorite things to watch...one day they are all folded up and the next day they are all folded out!!!

Cat said...

OMGosh, you've said it! I feel like I can't take pictures fast enough! Your spring color is so refreshing. Enjoy spring!!

Toni said...

It is amazing at how quickly things change in the garden during spring, isn't it? We need time-lapse video on our plants so we can see just how quickly the open up before our eyes!

debsgarden said...

Your photos of spring growth make me smile. Just yesterday I saw hosta leaves poking up for the first time. Everyday is something new!

One said...

This is a rare situation where breakneck speed is very much welcomed. Congrats for having such a beautiful blooming garden.

Karen said...

We got hit with another ten inches of snow today, so seeing your spectacular blooms is such a welcome sight. The shades of pink in those azalea flowers are drop-dead gorgeous. I have never seen a shamrock like yours, either. Thank you for this colorful post.

WiseAcre said...

I may find my first flower today. I spotted a crocus bud yesterday so there's hope the winter aconite at a friend's garden is already in bloom.

Alistair said...

Lovely to see your garden bursting in to bloom Ginny. I guess we are about three weeks behind you, I have to take care not to tread on those Hosta shoots which have just broken through the ground.

sweetbay said...

Spring is spring really fast isn't it? Your garden cottage is lovely!

p3chandan said...

Those were such lovely sights after a long cold winter! The azaleas are gorgeous!

Masha said...

Spring looks lovely in your garden. It was nice to see azaleas in bloom - mine are finished already. My roses are full of buds too, I can't wait for April.

HolleyGarden said...

I agree - things are changing rapidly in the garden. Hard to imagine winter had its grip on us just a few weeks ago.

Donna said...

look at all those plants and flowers...I just blogged about coreopsis in nostalgia and yours is growing..wow

PlantPostings said...

I love the side view of the Azaleas! They always amaze me when I travel south. We have some varieties here, too, but not in the size and plenty that you see in the south. I really enjoyed this post!

beangenie said...

Very pretty daffs (and the rest)... I'm particularly envious of your hosta, which seems to be immune to slug and snail damage. I've had to give up on them.

scottweberpdx said...

Wow...it's amazing how far ahead of us you are! Coreopsis and DIanthus already...amazing! I have yet to even see my Hostas poke out of the ground...hahaha...your garden is looking lovely!

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Beautiful :-)

carolynsshadegardens.com said...

It really is amazing how quickly spring comes on once it gets started. That's why I like long, cool springs.