my favorite time in the garden

Spring. What’s not to love?!

'Jane' magnolia

Star Magnolia

spring garden

Spring Beauties in the green grass.

daffs and spring beauties

Daffodils in the sun.

spring garden

Grape Hyacinths coming up in the most unlikely places.

grape hyacinth

Bloodroot in the woods. The whitest of white flowers.


And Bleeding Hearts, of course. I was six or seven years old the first time I saw Bleeding Hearts. I still have the picture in my head. I was so impressed by their shape and beautiful color. They were blooming in the garden of our neighbor Gladys Love. It was one of our jobs as kids to carry drinking water from her well to our house across the street. I always enjoyed her flowers as I filled the bucket with water.

bleeding hearts

The peonies are shooting up!

peony shoots

The flowering almond is a shrub we had at our house as I grew up. It sat next to the steps to the front door.

flowering almond


spring garden

And more daffodils…

spring garden

It’s a beautiful time of year.

spring garden

If you’re going to the nursing home, stop by and pick some daffodils for your loved ones.



  1. Emily
    Posted March 31, 2016 at 4:47 pm | Permalink


  2. Sandra Lyons
    Posted March 31, 2016 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous! The east coast is slow to warm and the flowers are few right now. Daffodils and a few flowering trees and Grape Hyacinths are about all. Even the tulips are very slow to appear. Today it was 70 and Saturday its going to drop back down to the 40’s. I love bleeding hearts and they have been a favorite since I was a child. Being an apartment dweller with absolutely no green thumb I just admire the gardens of others.

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