Thursday, March 29, 2012

Something new every morning

The transformation in my garden over the last week has been amazing.  We're at that stage of Spring when every morning brings some new bud or bloom or bright green shoot peeking out from the leaves.  The Chestnut Oak has begun to toss its tassels everywhere, on top of the yellow layer of pine pollen, 
but it's a small price to pay for all of this new life.
We spent the weekend away from the garden, at the family lake house where I spent a lot of 
time watching the bluebirds from the porch.

The ducks made an appearance, too.

And the sunset was amazing.
When we arrived home, the bees were visiting the crabapple blooms
and the columbine was budding.

This morning, I was greeted with a beautiful bloom and the sight of many more buds.  The columbine is one of the first plants that I started from seed, and it gives me extra joy to see them bloom.
The penstemon is standing tall and budding while the thyme is covered in tiny white blooms.
Hosta is poking out of the ground in some spots and well on its way above ground in others.


So much to enjoy now, and so much to look forward to (with my new gardening companion by my side)!!

14 comments:

Debbie said...

Your gardens look so nice already, and your pics have captured the true beauty! I love your new helper, I have 6 of them, lol
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Indie said...

I feel like I almost can't keep up with Spring, there are so many new things budding and emerging! The columbine is very pretty.

HolleyGarden said...

It is amazing how fast the growth is in spring. Beautiful columbine. I have some seeds for it - I've never grown it before. Your companion looks so sweet and pretty in between the flowers.

Antique ART Garden said...

Very nice pictures, cute dog!

Donna said...

Lovely Ginny and what a great gardening companion

southernruralroute said...

Ginny -- I love it when bloggers show us photos of their pets in the garden! Am envious of your ability to grow columbine, whether plants or seeds. I've tried several times but suspect they just don't grow here. Like half of everything else I'd love to have - peonies, astilbe, tulips, hosta.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Beautiful Ginny! Your thyme is blooming more than ours at the moment. Here our bees go crazy for their flowers all summer long. The columbine is exquisite, and your garden helper is adorable too!

Alistair said...

Spring is just magical Ginny. Your white Columbine, I love, and they are earlier to bloom than ours. Your garden companion is looking so relaxed.

The Sage Butterfly said...

I have the same feeling at this time of year...so many surprises each day. Your garden is a delight of special sights. I love the photo of your new gardening companion lounging among all this beauty.

PlantPostings said...

Oh, I love the lake shots--so peaceful. This post makes me want to head to the lake and adopt a dog. :)

linniew said...

A sweet dog helper and white columbine-- what more could a gardener want?

Donna@GWGT said...

What a cute pup, and garden friend. My favorite photo was the hosta, but you have so many beautiful blooms.

Debra Howard said...

What beautiful blooms you have. Looks like you have a nice garden companion too.
Debbie

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Lovely. That columbine is exquisite, and your gardening companion is so sweet.