(Click on the photos to enlarge. My SLR is in the Nikon repair shop so these are with my Cannon point and shoot. I think it does pretty well and have enjoyed using it more now while the other one is out of commission.)
The only shrubs in bloom are the Forsythia and Pieris. Again, it's not much, but it's more than in many places, so you don't hear me complaining. I am anxious, however, for some LUSH greenery and color. I know I need to be patient, though;-) It seems every year I get this way...impatient! I am thankful for the pinks, blues, yellows and whites that I've found so far in my gardens and look forward to watching the show unfold.
There are buds on a few of the Narcissus and Hyacinth. As I was photographing the daffodil buds I also noticed one open flower on the Vinca...so that means there must be more on the way. I love the shade of purple. My neighbors daffodils are already in bloom. Mine are just a little slow to get going. I finally ordered more Narcissus (and other) bulbs online--although they won't be delivered until it's time for fall planting. I always forget to order, so it's probably just as well I've gotten it out of the way now, even if it does seem 'early'. Maybe next spring I'll have more variety to share.
Pieris Japonica 'Valley Valentine'
Buds that will soon burst forth:
These next few weeks will prove to be the 'turning point' in my garden, and new life will be popping up all over. There is bound to be quite a bit more 'excitement' here in April;-)
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*Have you stopped over to participate in the Gardeners' Sustainable Living Project? It will be 'open' until April 15th so you have plenty of time. I am giving away over 15 garden gifts including a Rain Barrel and a Composter. Be sure to check it out!
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