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Sunday, April 24, 2016

The height of spring

Another weekend, more plants at the greenhouse.
Pig gets his nasturtium.
Color to be determined.


Lamb gets a begonia taller than he is,
and some sort of daisy. 
Emily says it is not a gerbera.


Grandma's chives have been in this pot since 1990.
I believe they live on rain water, now.


Sedum are up, and so is a hosta.
The Solomon's Seal are about to bust their buttons,
and the allium right behind will soon be tallest of all.
That's the beginning of the new flower tower,
and one and one half inches of water in the rain gauge
turned into a rain barrel full to the top.


Color is the best part of spring!


 All my dad's colchium put up more and more leaves every spring.
The ground cover is curly thyme, and it has done an amazing job.
The new shipment comes to the nursery this week, and I'll buy as much as I can.


Anemones forever! 


And ever.


And ever.


This is a checkered lily my sister planted years and years ago. 
Although she planted it very near this spot,
we found it out in the lawn two years ago, 
when we were working on the lily of the valley bed.
She bought two. They never multiplied, 
and the other one made a chipmunk happy years ago.


The gold finches are gold.


This woodpecker is nesting in the woods behind the house.
She feeds at all the feeders, and regularly empties the suet feeder of the calcium enhanced suet in there.


If you made it this far, it's the end. 
On the way into the house.
If I can stop hanging over the rail.


29 comments:

  1. Everything is so alive there. Lovely!

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  2. That was really fun to see all those spring flowers.

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  3. Your garden gets better and better every year!

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  4. Such a colorful assortment of flowers growing!! Always a joy to see what you have planted and what is springing up in your garden :)

    betty

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  5. Love it all! Our daffodils are gone now so I like seeing your bright spot of color. Yes... spring is full of colors, aromas and happy bird songs!

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  6. Beauty is sure making itself known in your garden! All the plant names bring back flowers we had in Illinois!

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  7. Hari OM
    Hahahahah- I'd be hanging over the rail too - what beauty... YAM xx

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  8. Oh lord, I love spring. It's that feeling that you actually survived yet another winter. You are making me think I should be planting anemones. Those are lovely little shots of colour here and there. I have only two tulips in bloom and a smattering of daffodils, but things are a little slower "up here" in Canada. -Jenn

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  9. Love your flowers... and your grandma's chives. Since 1990, huh? Our chives survived last winter, but they are only a quarter of the size of yours (but apparently are a hardy herb?). And we had a woodpecker on the tree across the street this week. With all the feral cats around, he'd better stay there.

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  10. Looking good! I've never seen a woodpecker at a feeder before. We have one that works near us and I swear he uses a jackhammer.

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  11. Nice to see all the new life.
    Merle..........

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  12. It's all so bright and pretty now! Good work all of you!
    That daisy is definitely a gerbera, also known as transvaal daisies. They come in a wide variety of colours and I believe originated in Africa, although I could be wrong about that.

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  13. Surely this means you've had the last snow! Perhaps those are some of the very same goldfinches that visited my feeder earlier! And I'm going to have to look up colchium

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  14. I hope the nasturium is orange. That is my favorite for a salad-for me, not the pig. Emily is right about the daisy and I think the other is a begonia. The finches are so yellow this year. Freeze warning here last night but don't think it happened. Always planned on tulips and lilacs for my May Day baskets but after picking 30 tulips tonight know they will not last more than several more days. So what do i now put in the May Baskets I sneek around and hang on neighbor's door handles when it is finally May day? In my yard, it could be dandelions. Love all the work of your garden. Cannot remember the long fuzzy red thingies you have in the stacking pots. help me on this one.

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  15. I enjoyed the tour of you garden. It is beautiful and only getting started.

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  16. Spring puts color in our lives and smiles on our faces. As you walk around your lovely garden, I am sure you are happy with all that you have planted.

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  17. It's so nice to see all the colour, Joanne. I'd love to hang over the rail with you! Instead I settle for the small handful of bulbs that have come up, and realize I need to plant more stuff if I want my yard to look more like yours ...

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  18. Beauteous, Joanne. Just beautiful.

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  19. Wonderful to see Spring on the way, including in Blogland - so many different Springs as well!

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  20. so much beauty surrounding you, you've reminded me I've got some nasturtium seeds to plant soon.

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  21. Fantastic spring header! -- barbara

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  22. Nice to see the pig you mentioned in a comment a few days ago. Your pig looks much better than that Big Foot thing I found.

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  23. I just remembered. The chenille plant is known to me as "foxtail" whatever....may need to get me one of those for next winter, inside.

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  24. That sure looks like a gerbera daisy to me!! I love that big pot of chives. I would be harvesting them daily! It is all looking wonderful. I seen a bed of the most beautiful daffodils yesterday. The colors were so bright!

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  25. It's spring, what else can I say? LOL.

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  26. fabulous, you look much further into spring than here at home.

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