spring color

The mini daffodils ‘Tete-a-Tete’ are making bright patches around the yard.

Tete-a-Tete daffodils

I love the color of the Lenten Rose. So welcome this time of year.

Lenten Rose

A few years ago, I found a single snowdrop blooming under the apple tree. This year, there are five blossoms.


The leaves of ‘Star of Bethlehem’ sprout a bright green under a garden bench. When I was a child, we called this “Easter grass” because it makes beautiful clumps of green “grass” perfect for hiding Easter eggs. The flower stalks will pop up in late April / early May as the leaves begin to fade. After flowering the plant goes dormant for the rest of the season.

Star of Bethlehem

This tiny clump of moss caught my eye with its bright yellow-green color. The clump is only about an inch and a half wide. It’s always fun to get a close up look at the detail in nature. So easy to miss as you walk by, but a camera can capture those details for a closer look.

funny moss

The quince bush is covered with pink buds.

quince blossom

The crocus are still blooming. We find new ones popping up here and there in unexpected places. I guess the squirrels plant those for us.


And the daffodils…so refreshing!


‘Von Sion’ daffodils

'Von Sion' daffodils

This little clump of ‘Tete-a-Tete’ daffs near the back door is only five inches tall. I love the minis.

'Tete-a-Tete' daffodils

And many more to come!


The chalkboard over the kitchen table is keeping track of the days until spring, but I think spring has other ideas…

how many days until spring?



  1. Genny
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    I love the “days until spring” board ! The quince buds make my heart sing.

  2. Posted March 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    OOOOH! It’s so nice to see color popping up! I LOVE the Lenten Rose!!! SOOOO pretty! I think you are right! Spring has other ideas! I think it’s here!!! Shoot, we are almost hitting summer temps later this week!

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