Thursday, April 16, 2009

Signs of Spring

Is there any plant more cheerful than daffodils??? One minute it's cold and winter seems never ending and then there they are all bright and bold. They almost seem misplaced with everything else around them still sleeping.

Usually this garden is trimmed back of all the dead branches and debris but I rather like the way the daffodils look as they seem to force their way thru.

This is a variety I planted just for home...and if I was good I'd remember the name. ??..>.^(* Thank goodness I knew I'd never remember so I have it written down in a file. I wish I had done that with other plants in my garden....I've learned it the hard way and now I keep old tags and marking pen in my apron so I can quickly stick a tag by it then go back and record it later. Anyways I love the look of this's creamy yellow, kind of doubly and really huge.

This beauty is one that came in a mixed bag of daffs so I don't know it's name but forever I've wanted to move it to a more prominent spot so last spring I marked it so I would remember to move it in the Fall. I know I did it yet this year it seems that it's only a foot away for it's original spot...I guess it didn't want to go far???

Hyacinth ....can't you just smell their sweet perfume???

These are growing nicely among the onion grass. I really have to do something about all that grass....wonder if you can eat it???

There flames the first gay daffodil
Where winter-long the snows have lain:
Who buried Love, all spent and still?
There flames the first gay daffodil.
Go, Love's alive on yonder hill,
And yours for asking, joy and pain,
There flames the first gay daffodil
Where winter-long the snows have lain!
Ruth Guthrie Harding
Sorry..... I don't have a poem for hyacinths!!!!

Take care,


Laura said...

Carole, Your daffodils are beautiful! Such a sunny happy flower! Great pictures and a lovely poem! Hope to see you soon!

Bonnie said...

Oh I can almost smell them....and the birdies are also very happy.
And I am hearing the water flow, how delicious.
Nice weekend

Bonjour Madame said...

I love daffodils and spring bulbs. Your pictures are great. I like the new photo for the header too.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Carole
Ironing all done at last! What a beautiful poem. The daffodil is symbolic of spring being on it's way. The scent of hyacinths is so delicious. I love shape of the flowers.
Have a great weekend
Isabelle x

Bleudelavande said...

Oh Carole,
your flowers are so beautiful I can smell the scent! My favourite are hyacinthts.
Tanks for your visit on my blog.
It's true it was fantastic in Provence and I found really gorgeus linens!!!
Have a nice sunday.
Hugs Mate.

lou said...

Hi, thank you for your lovely comment!
What lovely pictures and such a lovely blog you have too, I will look forward too seeing more of your blog.
Have a lovely week…love Lou xxx

Chrissy said...

Morning!! Just now saw your note, sorry I never think to "backtrack"thanks so much for making the offer to mail me something, not in my budget at the moment but I will keep it in mind, hope you will come by again, going to go take a poke around your blog now!! All the best, Chrissy

Catherine said...

You are so right about daffodils!!~I'm always amazed at how tuff they are...mine were coming up through snow & ice & leaves! Your's are beautiful as are your captures of them! Love the poem!~Could have used that when I posted pics of my daff's!:)
Hyacinths & muscaris are my favorite of spring flowers!!~Especially the blue ones!
Have a beautiful week!!

Mimiblue said...

You like flowers, I too. I don't speak english fluently enough to write how I love flowers but you can see it on my blog, this week, between several posts since two years approx.
I hope you'll like my photographies ? Have de good spring.