garden pics

I took these shots to share on Tuesday, but life got hectic for a few days, so am sharing them now.

The columbine has come on thick and fast this week. It’s a nice long bloomer and adds color to the beds this time of year.

pink columbine


My favorite columbine is the blue one…

blue columbine

I thought I might have missed the Spanish Bluebells while I was sick, but they opened this week. We have these in two places. I’d like to spread them around. Love the color.

Spanish bluebells

The pump (small fountain) is running. We need to get some goldfish for it. Children always enjoy watching them dart around the bottom, as well as the fun of feeding the fish. Now that the weather is nice, we sit on the east porch after dark and listen to the fountain while we enjoy the scent of the lilacs.

snowball bush

Lilac ‘Charles Joly’ has been showy this year, though the color is lighter than usual. Not sure why.

Lilac 'Charles Joly'

If there’s a breeze, we can also enjoy the soft sounds of the wind chime that hangs in the big oak behind the house.

wind chimes

The early purple irises are in full bloom all over the garden. These old irises came from DH’s family farm.

garden bench

The hostas continue to unfurl.

‘Flower Power’

Hosta 'Flower Power'


Hosta 'Samurai'

Closeup of a ‘Samurai’ leaf…I like the corrugation.

leaf of Hosta 'Samurai'

‘Guardian Angel’

Hosta 'Guardian Angel'

Part of the hosta bed by the carport…Left to right:
‘Forest Fire’
‘Waving Wuffles’
small dark green is ‘Devon Green’

hosta bed

It’s a lovely time of year. I hope you are getting outside to enjoy it!

east redbud

snowball bush

You can enjoy more gardens at Fertilizer Friday.



  1. Paula
    Posted April 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Your blooms are beautiful as always! Love your hosta’s, mine are barely peaking through the ground – it is so great to see how well your’s are doing. thanks for sharing, Paula in Idaho

  2. Posted April 27, 2010 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Your spring garden looks truly fabulous!

  3. Posted April 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I would love the opportunity to walk this garden in person! just beautiful!
    thanks for linking in this week. I am sorry it took so long to get over here and see…I just can’t seem to get to the end of the busy around here these days! I do hope you will link in again…I have enjoyed my visit!

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