spring time in the garden

My favorite time of year is when spring finally arrives. This year it’s a few weeks early. No complaints from me! Yellows, pinks and blues…refreshing after the browns and grays of winter.

by the mailbox

Magnolia ‘Jane’

Magnolia 'Jane'


wonderful scent

This small spirea has tiny sweet blossoms on it. I don’t remember the variety.


Daffodils…such happy flowers.



The blossoms of the mini daffodil ‘Minnow’ are about an inch wide.

daffodil 'Minnow'

The Star Magnolia has a wonderful scent.

Star Magnolia

Sure sign of spring…the Spring Beauties.

Spring Beauty

The peonies are stretching upward!

peonies are popping up!

The apricot trees are blooming about as early as we’ve ever seen them.

apricot blossoms

In the woods, the bloodroot is blooming. One of the purest white flowers I know.

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Even the veggie garden is getting a good start on spring. The lettuce is up and we’ll soon have spinach and radishes sprouting.

lettuce in the raised beds

The refreshing beauty of spring always reminds me of God’s generous goodness and provision.

You can visit other gardens at Tootsie’s blog party.



  1. Posted March 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    I love spring…it is just so pretty!! Your spring garden is looking very pretty!!!
    Thanks so much for linking in this week…I always look forward to seeing what each of you guys post…I am sharing your post today on the Tootsie Time Facebook page as well.
    hugs from Alberta Canada!
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  2. Posted March 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Everything looks wonderful. My Minnow daffodils have great foliage and never a blossom. You think maybe they’re too deep?

  3. Posted March 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Wow Rhonda! Your blooms are amazing! I think we must be a few weeks behind you, seeing your spring bulbs makes me feel giddy all over!
    Thanks for sharing your pix.

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    ((¸¸.·´ ..·´ *-:¦:- Paula -:¦:-
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    This year…. transform everything!
    Philippians 4:13

  4. Posted March 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    Nell Jean, here’s a site with a list of reasons that daffodils may not bloom.


    I hope that helps. We have three clumps of Minnow daffs and one doesn’t bloom. It is our oldest one and I think it needs to be dug, separated and replanted. We’ll be doing that when the leaves begin to yellow.


  5. Laurie Shain
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    love the hyacinths~~~”If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft…and from thy slender store two loaves to thee are left, sell one and with the dole…..buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.” My favorite.
    Your yard is always better than a trip to the Bot. gardens!! yipee for spring.~~Laurie

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