Saturday, April 3, 2010

Srping Gardening Notes

It has been beautiful here these past few days, and I have been outside playing in the dirt as much as possible. I thought I would share a few of my spring gardening notes with you:
I planted several different kinds of daffodils last fall, and I have been very pleased with my selections. This is Replete-a light peach color with ruffled edges.
This is Quail. It has double blooms that last a long time, and the sweet fragrance is amazing! Yum!!
These next 2 are from a group called Spectrum Sweet Aroma. I planted several in a bed that I am hoping to naturalize. The picture really doesn't do it justice--the color is very striking.
And I guess you see a pattern with the daffs I selected--they all have a wonderful fragrance!
And speaking of sweet scents, my first rose is blooming! This is Odee Pink, and it has what I call that "old time rose scent." It is precious! However, I am a little concerned that both new rose bushes seem to have some black spot. I have been picking the infected leaves off and throwing them away, but I am somewhat disappointed. The yellow rose seems to be much worse than this pink one. Hopefully they will both be fine later in the spring.
Purchases: Yesterday while buying several things for the large planter in back, I also bought a few other plants. I bought 3 Gerber Daisies (one to use as a centerpiece on my Easter table!)
I bought 2 Iceland Poppies..
..and a hanging basket full of feathery looking wildflowers that fit this "new" old chair perfectly!
And, look what is blooming!
They are not in full bloom yet, but blooming enough to get me excited! I'm sure there will be more pictures of these in the weeks to come.
I hung my hummingbird feeders yesterday, because..I already have hummers! They were back bright and early again this morning. The temps are warming, the days are getting longer, flowers are blooming, and hummers are back. We made it through the cold, wet winter..Spring is here!

Have a blessed Easter everyone.

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.."
Josh Billings


CiNdEe said...

I love everything!!! Happy Easter!!!!

JenningsJunk said...

Your flowers look so WONDERFUL!! I love them all!! I know what you mean about enjoying their scents. The wisteria that I have a love/hate relationship has flowered and smells heavenly!! Can't wait until you bring some of your darlings to work *hint* *hint*

Meadowview Thymes said...

Awww..thanks Cindee! Have a wonderful Easter!

I love wisteria too JJ. Wish I had a place for some!

Cindy, MCOK said...

Your garden looks like a wonderful place to be right now! I love all the daffodils. I'm determined to plant more next fall.

I think blackspot is a fact of life if you grow roses in Texas, unless you're willing to use noxious chemicals. I just put up with it.

tina said...

Looks very springy at your place! Such pretty colors. A perfect spot for an Easter egg hunt! How are the jonquils and bluebells doing?

Meadowview Thymes said...

Cindy, if the roses can survive and bloom with black spot I will be happy. I don't like to use chemicals either.

Tina, the jonaquils were pretty and smelled even better than they looked! They are just about gone now. Sad thing about spring bulbs..they just don't last very long.

Anonymous said...

Spring is oh so beautiful in your garden, I love it! Daffodils are one of my all time favorites. I have lots of them blooming about now. Oops, almost forgot I was going to do a post devoted just to daffodils!

Lola said...

Your garden looks heavenly. I love the color combination.
Have you ever used banana peelings & egg shells to help your roses?

Meadowview Thymes said...

Robin, I love daffodils too. My plan it to add more every year. I just wished they bloomed longer!

Lola--I made a note to try bananas and egg shells, but have not yet. I need to remember to do that!
Glad you like my spring garden!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I am so jealous! Your bluebonnets look great (mine are tiny and spindly). And your show of bulbs and poppies is spectacular, so much vivid color!

Balisha said...

That first picture looks so inviting. I love all your selections...especially the peachy colored one.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks Nola. I am really happy with the Bluebonnets!

Balisha, glad you liked the first picture. That is coming from our family room out to the back. It is my favorite view of outside from our home!

GardenerX said...

it is great seeing so many flowers in bloom. the garden looks like a great place to spend time

Meadowview Thymes said...

GardenerX--my little garden is my favorite place to be! I start my day off there, and end my nights there. It is small, but so perfect for me! :)