grateful for a spring garden

I love this time of year. Green leaves and colorful flowers are coming up all over the garden. Growing faster than seems possible.

back yard


The first iris of the season bloomed on April 9. ‘Baby Blessed’ is a dwarf reblooming iris.

dwarf iris 'Baby Blessed'

The Southern Oak is sprouting fresh new leaves.

Southern Oak

DH cleaned the veggie garden beds and planted more lettuce and radishes as well as green beans, peas, sugar snap peas, cuke and squash.

veggie garden

The first black swallowtail butterfly of the season was found on the lilacs Sunday morning.

Black Swallowtail

More hostas pop up every day.

‘Squash Casserole’

hosta 'Squash Casserole'

‘Journey’s End’

hosta 'Journey's End'

‘Emerald Tiara’

Hosta 'Emerald Tiara'

‘Mildred Seaver’

hosta 'Mildred Seaver'

‘Forest Fire’

hosta 'Forest Fire'


hosta 'Spritzer'

And don’t forget the redbuds…they’re in full bloom. Come by and enjoy!

redbud tree

Visit more spring gardens at Tootsie Time’s Fertilizer Friday.

And visit Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to follow the links to more beautiful gardens.



  1. Posted April 13, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Rhonda Your Spring garden is looking so pretty.Your garden is a head of mine with the hostas and dogwoods. The shot of the butterfly is so beautiful. I love to watch them. I just spot my first one today for the year so things are looking up. LOL!

  2. Sarah
    Posted April 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    My pots I had planted some flowers in have been dug up by rabbits and squirrels. I’m so sad about it. But on the plus side my bleeding heart is blooming and is beautiful! And the peonies that are mixed in with it are starting to bud too 🙂

  3. Posted April 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Sarah, I’m glad to hear the bleeding heart and the peonies are coming on. Plant those pots again and give it another try. They looked so good last year. ~~Rhonda

  4. Posted April 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful, beautiful place you have! My kinda place. Your photos are amazing. Have a great weekend

  5. Posted April 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Your home is so nice. I love it. Your pictures are great.

  6. Posted April 16, 2011 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    beautiful spring garden you got. Loved those green foliage. My Fertilizer Friday Hope you can visit mine too.

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