Sunday, March 03, 2013

Sunshine in the Garden



A wander through the garden (by way of very soggy grass) reveals the first buds of spring - sharply pointed iris leaves, tiny hydrangea sprouts, neon green curled parsley, tight lilac buds, and almost grotesquely crumpled rhubarb emerging from the dark earth. 
 

Primroses on this sunny Sunday hold just a few lingering drops of all the rain we've had this week. Sunshine and rain - that's what makes the garden grow! Hooray for the first Sunday in March!

Linking to Sunlit Sunday, hosted by Karen of My Little Home and Garden, and to
Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary of the Little Red House.

29 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos Lorrie. What a joy to see new growth from the earth. Have a blessed week. Pamela

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Lorrie

There is something about the first signs of spring green that calls to my heart and says that the new season will be full of hope and promise. I'm still in snuggle-down mode here, with some snowflakes falling, but spring will come, slowly eastward. Please pass on a map for Spring, just in case.

Your mosaic is stunning, as are the vibrant primroses; thank you so much for participating in "Sunlit Sunday" with them.

Have a wonderful week.

-Karen

ellen b. said...

Yes, hurray for March!

Vee said...

That primrose is blooming in your garden now? I'm amazed. It is really beautiful.

Carole said...

Yay for March, April, May and June.....so much newness all around!

Cheryl said...

These small beginnings are indeed promises. I love all that that means.

loveliveandgarden said...

Look at your garden emerging! I'm getting excited for my own to appear. Its been unusually cold this year.

Andrea Dawn said...

My rhubarb has been showing the same as yours for a few weeks now as are hyacinth, tulips, daffs and crocus. Clematis is also showing new growth. Love the promise of pretty things coming.

Micupoftea~ said...

Lovely signs of Spring-- it's almost here. Happy March~

Elizabethd said...

It feels a bit like 'The Secret Garden', things are just beginning to appear, buds are showing, primroses are flowering. Isnt it a good time!

gypsyrose said...

lovely photos its good to know spring is on its way. your pink primrose is so pretty

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flowers and photos. I noticed my bulbs are popping out of the ground. I am so ready for Spring! Have a happy week!

cucki said...

enjoy the sunshine..
love cucki x

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Lorrie!
I love primroses and yours are such a pretty color. So happy to finally get to leave you a comment. I couldn't get into your old setup. Have a wonderful Monday.
~Clara

Gabriela Delworth - Training Specialist and Designer said...

Hello Lorrie,

Love your photos. Can't wait to see this on this in T.O.

Gabriela

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! You really have flowers ~ Great shots! ~ Primrose is gorgeous! ~ New England only has a bit of green and tiny crocuses ~ ^_^

Donna said...

Beautiful! Primroses are great flowers for gardens.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything's trying to soak up some of the sunshine! I love the pretty primroses. I wonder if they grow well in a pot! Happy Monday!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Ohhh I must check my rhubarb - I love how its leaves come out so krinkly and fan out to be so large. I have some violas re-blooming in the deck railing planters - spring is coming spring is coming, tra la la la la laaaaaaaaa.

Nathalie Thompson said...

No way! And here I thought Canada would still be under a heavy snow cover. But I guess your neck of the woods, er shore, is warmed by the Pacific. Beautiful, WARM photos!

Leslie's Garden said...

It's such a joy when we start seeing emerging bulbs and plants! My tulips are up about 2 inches! I haven't noticed any growth on my iris yet, maybe I'll go look tomorrow!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Lorrie,

Your photographs are amazing! The primroses are leaping off the page!

blessings,
karianne

podso said...

Such richess of color! Just a delight to the eyes!

Things and Thoughts said...

Simply delightful and spring promising...Kisses!

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Kathleen Grace said...

Our Michigan garden won't look like this until lat April or early May! Spring is my favorite time of year and I just can't wait for the sun and the unfurling of the garden! Thanks for the beautiful glimpse of what is to come!

Eileen said...

Lovely photos! I love how you captured the rain drops still hanging around.

materfamilias said...

Oh my! Beautiful photos!

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