Friday, May 17, 2013

Blooms Are Bustin' Out All Over!

As I looked around my yard I couldn't help but marvel at the flower show happening.  I don't know if it is because we have had a warm spring or because I happened to take the time to look around but I was amazed at the beauty that the earth has to offer.

 These iris's just started blooming yesterday.
 
 I have meant to buy zinnia's for a few years now but never seem to remember to pick them up.  I am so glad I remembered to get them, they are so perky.
 
 

Here are some pansies and dianthus that are coming back from last year.


 I caught this busy bumble bee working over the hardy geranium blossoms.
 
 
 Of course pansies are a springtime must.
 
 
 This lovely begonia was bought at the local Farmers Market.  I need to go back and get a couple more, the are so pretty.
 
 
 The hosta's are really doing well this year, some are needing to be divided but that will have to wait until the fall.
 
 
 This is the first peony to bloom so far, they are one of my top ten most loved flowers.
 
 
 The window box on the shed has been planted with things also bought at Farmers Market.

 
 There were several azaleas here when we bought our home, they always put on such a good show.
 
 
 One of the Rhododendron's is bursting forth with blossoms.
 
 
 This poor clematis is not in the best spot nor is it the best soil but it is giving it all it has this year.
 
 These two Rhododendrons are almost as tall as the house.  The robins like to build nests in them.

 
 I am not sure what this plant is, I planted it last year and can't remember the name of it.
 Not sure of the name of this one either.

 
 This is columbine, another one of my fav's.

 
Our cat loves this plant, can you guess what it is?

8 comments:

Momza said...

You are not kidding! Your garden is beautiful! We are still waiting for the leaves to bloom on our trees here in Colorado Springs. Our lilies and bulb flowers don't bloom until late June/July.
Thanks for sharing your blossoms! Love them!

Lori said...

Your yard is amazing!! What a beautiful place to just grab a chair and some lemonade and enjoy the day. Gorgeous!!

Saimi said...

Connie what beautiful flower gardens you have! Man I'm jealous, I didn't see a single weed HA!! I'm still working on mine, that's what I get for not doing any gardening last year!!!

I have a few of the same flowers thanks to you I now know the name of some of them!!!

Connie said...

Saimi:
I did some strategic angles with the camera so the weeds didn't show, hee hee.

Christine said...

You have such a beautiful flower garden!

Garden of Egan said...

I totally love columbines. All of the colors are so gorgeous.
You are a green thumb for sure.

Patricia said...

Hey there, Hi Connie! Gosh I love the tour of what's going on in your garden. I'd love to see how your potted zinnias look later this season. My zinnias have sprouted and I can't wait till they bloom later this summer. Last year, they did well for me so I'm growing them again.

tammy said...

So pretty! Living in AZ, I do miss all of the flowers I used to be able to grow when I lived in UT.