Friday, March 20, 2009


It's finally here.....wonderful Spring!
However we are a wee bit ahead of some of you.
The Forsythia has lost it's blooms and sprouted
green leaves..................

The Empress Tree is also shedding it's jewels and getting
it wonderful huge leaves!

The SIDEWAYS Magnolia Saucer is following suit!

Hubby got the boat out and took to the lake
with a fishing buddy for the day!

Yesterday was spent getting the flower bed built, cleaned
and ready for the months ahead.............
If you recall we covered the pier and made us a Pond House!

Hubby made me two flower beds in front of the lattice work
to plant flowers and running vines in.

I was the official supervisor!

I did the planting....A Trumpet Creeper vine to run up the lattice.
Red Verbena and Red Amaryllis; Barbados Lilies.

On this side more AB Lilies, What I hope is a Yellow Canna Lily
And Wisteria to run up the lattice...............

We started cleaning this bed which has Roses, Lantana,
Mexican Petunias and a Hot Pink Dinner Plate Hibiscus
that comes back every year and grows to about 8 foot!
That's it in front of the bird bath with all the new leaves.

These spring bells are in a bed with Iris and Cannas.....

This felt really good to play in the dirt!

So I say; " Welcome Spring! I plan to enjoy every minute
This is a flowering bush that we have no idea of it's name.
If you recognize it.....please tell me what it is!

Have fun playing in the dirt everyone!


Tess Kincaid said...

Happy Spring! It's 25 degrees up here this morning. We've got a ways to go yet!

Elenka said...

Lucky you !! I'm afraid I'm in 'willows' boat....

NCmountainwoman said...

You are indeed very far ahead of us. But our turn will come and we will welcome it. Have fun planting in the wonderful dirt.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Spring!Good luck to you!

Vicki Lane said...

What fun to be making flower beds! I planted a couple of bare root roses yesterday but dassent do much more for fear of a freeze.

I can't be sure from the picture but your pink flowered bush looks like a weigela.

Carol Murdock said...

Willow and Elenka....I'm sorry! Maybe if you make Vicki Lane's bread recipe an have a cup of hot tea with it, it will warm you up and ease the pain! shouldn't be too far behind!

Jokes...Back at cha! are right! Thanks!
The minute I read your post I remembered it.It is so much fun I can get carried away if I'm not careful!

Dave King said...

Suddenly everything seems more optimistic than it did a week ago.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Carol, YES---Spring is HERE. You all are ahead of us since your Forsythia and fruit trees have lost their blooms. Ours are just starting (note my blog today).

Love the little Pond House. I could live out there!!!!! Beautiful--and I love the flowers you have planted. Keep the pictures coming --as the flowers grow!

I can't be sure--but the blooming bush looks like it's in the Azalea family.

Have a great day. Are you excited about your trip next week?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the encouragement to get out and enjoy spring and the dirt. Enjoyed your pictures, and now I'm off to dig in the dirt.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see all the activities around your house to welcome Spring (and prepare for summer) - happy Spring to you!

Renie Burghardt said...

Ahhh, you are a wee bit ahead of us, with Spring blooms, Carol. Everything is gorgeous!

Happy Spring!

Spring honks and quacks, (hehe)


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Isn't it glorious??!

Susan said...

I'm pretty sure that your beautiful magenta bush is a flowering crab. Spring is here but we still have lots of ice & snow.

The W.O.W. factor! said...

Wow, you really are ahead of us! I fear Spring forgot to find it's way here! They are calling for snow tonite again!
I DID get to play in the dirt 2 days last week though. I LOVE getting my fingers gloves even!! Want to dig my toes into the soil too, but it's still a wee bit cold to so!