Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Firsts ~

There is so much going on in the garden right now that it is a bit over-whelming and very exciting.

Each day there is something new to see.

The first Clematis bloom...

 ...the glorious tea-noisette rose Jaune Desprez, in it's premire flush of bloom nodding it's flowers in abundance over the front arbor.

 Brunfelsia pauciflora, commonly know as Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow putting on a splendid show by the front porch. 


And, the many, many Alstroemerias scattered profusely around the garden where they have generously seeded themselves. 

But a special treat this year is the leafing out of the new native Western Redbud tree which I bought bareroot several weeks ago at Home Depot. I planted it, and have been keeping my fingers crossed that it would survive. I think this is my answer. I am in love with the heart shaped leaves.

The same can be said about this Chinese Wisteria. When one of the climbing roses under the deck died last year I finally had a place big enough to plant one of these beautiful but rampant vines. It too was purchased bareroot at Home Depot and I have been monitoring it's progress hoping to see some small leaves opening. Yesterday I realized that I was looking in the wrong fooled me by sending up new shoots from the bottom!

To top it all off, this morning I received my new shipment of roses from the Antique Rose Emporium. I have taken out so much thirsty grass over the past year that I decided I deserved a couple of new roses. 

I hope that you are beginning to see evidence of Springs arrival in your area also.

Thank you for visiting.


  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    Chez vous le printemps est un petit peu en avance... Chez moi les toutes premières fleurs osent pointer le bout de leur nez...
    J'ai passé un très agréable moment à admirer chacune de vos généreuses photos... Elles ont fait pétiller mes yeux !

    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

  2.'s all so lovely. We are at the brown ugly muddy dirty snow stage. Your gardens are such lovely inspiration.

  3. Your flowers are very beautiful, I need spring come heree

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  4. Your lucky, here we only have daffodils yet and hellebores. It is Spring soon, but it is so cold!

  5. Your garden is so lovely. I cannot wait til I am able to work in the yard. I did go out and inspect the plants and shrubs in our yard and I feel we have lost many to the sub zero temps we had this winter.

  6. Your garden is so beautiful! We have such beautiful signs of Spring all around town, here. The winter was mild and we've been spoiled by some warmer temperatures over the past week or two. It always calls us to come outside and spend time in the garden. Rain is forecast for today so, perhaps, an inside job will do!

  7. Someday you need to visit us here in Texas, and I can take you a couple of towns over to visit the Antique Rose Emporium in person :^) It is wonderful to just wander around and see all of the beautiful roses and other plants!
    I hope all of your new friends grow and do well!!

  8. What wonderful springtime glory!
    Thank you for all the lovely inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend.


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