Tuesday

I'm Quite Happy To See Spring Blooming All Around Me....



 It was quite a nice day to take a stroll around my yard and I found so many flowers blooming... We have been very dry so the sprinkler has been on every day this week.  Could be why all the flowers are coming up faster than normal. 
 I'm happy to say all the new grass seeds I put in last month are now a beautiful green carpet, about 6" tall.  You would all laugh to see me out there with my scissors cutting the new grass.. I will not let the garden guy cut it with his horrible lawn mower... not until it's established anyway....





African Iris





Of all the perennials in my yard, the Black Eyed Susan is the one that comes back from seeds.  I'm finding it in so many different spots.  Usually I dig up the little seedlings and transplant to another location.  Some are growing in the grass right now and I hope to get to them soon.  This might be my favorite flower because their no work at all.





This Purple Shamrock, was given to me by a dear friend who died from a horrible cancer  a few years ago.   I'm quite happy to say it is still thriving.   The little tubers lay dormant under the soil all winter. It's little pink flowers came out just the other day.





The potted plant below, I have no idea the name, but many of you Northern gardeners have it as a house plant.  It's been in my front yard for years and I've made cuttings for so many friends.  It's hard to kill this plant.
( Kalanchoe, thanks to several of my bloggie friends who gave me the name of this plant. Your all the best)



I have a Bleeding Heart from last season  that trailed down from a hanging basket. I was quite surprised to see it survived and is coming back to life. 





Although it's not officially Spring. You would never know it here.  In fact, I'd say it's Summer where I live because it's been in the 80's all week.  Lovely weather we are having and I have gotten a lot done in my yard. 

I do hope you all can get some gardening done soon.



I'm linking up to

Tuesdays Garden Party 
Out Door Wednesday 
Oh How My Garden Grows 
Show Off Your Stuff 
Alphabet Thursday 
Fertilizer Friday 
Blooming Friday 



25 comments:

Leslie's Garden said...

Lots of pretty things happening in your garden! I love the purple shamrock. I always try to plant something pink beside mine, I love the way the colors lay together. Happy Spring!

Just Trying To Save Money said...

I am so jealous of all your plants! They looks so great, ours are just now peaking out with just 2 blooms so far! I can't wait to see more! I love Black Eyed Susans!!

Thanks for linking up, hope to see you back next week!

Shirley said...

Spring is even blooming up here in NE Ohio!!! My daffodils are about to pop!!
You blooms are gorgeous!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi Sandy-

all of the plants and flowers look so pretty in your yard!
things are coming up Spring here too!

But we've had lots of rain...I'm hoping the drought is over...we'll see~

The bearded iris? (purple) is pretty. That plant with the red flowers looks bigger than most specimens I've seen, because yes, I usually see it in houseplant form...is that a Kalanchoe?

The sign is darling too! is that in your garden?

have a great week! Pat

Pondside said...

I love the iris with the blue petals - love all of the plants, really! The plant you showed (that's an indoor plant here) looks like a kalanchoe.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How lovely it must be to stroll around your yard to find colour everywhere! I love the purple shamrocks! I've never seen those before; very pretty! Love the iris too. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and becoming a follower. I'm following you back. Enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Light and Voices said...

Oh my goodness, "we wet our plants"...rofl.
Joyce M

The French Hutch said...

Oh Sandy, Your yard is so much ahead of mine. I love it when the first plants start to pop up and some surprise plants to. I love the Black Eyed Susan and I will have to try to those too, low maintenance is what I nee. The Purple Shamrock is beautiful and I know how special it is to you. I'll be your newest follower.
Happy Spring.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Riet said...

What a beautiful garden and great that spring is there already

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Everything looks beautiful. It's been warm here, but I've got weeds growing and driving me crazy! Loved the sign.

Vicki/Jake said...

I'm the perfect color for St Paddy's Day...green with envy! I'd love to go wet my plants too but we'll have freezing night time temps where I live till May! Enjoy your beauties...

Lavender Cottage said...

We're having an early spring too but not as far along as you. Kalanchoe as a houseplant never reblooms for me so I'm envious of this beauty in your garden.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

FLOWERS!!! Aren't they the BEST!!! Thanks for sharing...you made my heart smile! :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I'm excited for spring also! I can't wait for all the new baby animals and the warmer weather....

The sign is great!

Jenny Schouten Short said...

We've bypassed Spring and are in Summer in Texas now. Lovely iris. xo Jenny S.

anitamombanita said...

We're still in snow but I'm looking forward to spring coming our way too. Thanks for the preview!

Emille said...

Great to see the Spring in your garden! Didn't know the African iris, nor the purple shamrock -I learned something new today:)

Darla said...

It really is looking like spring. I love your walking iris in the first two photos I need to go check on mine!

Lola said...

Beautiful garden!

Beth said...

I love the iris, shamrock, and kalanchoe. Beautiful!

~~Rhonda said...

I love irises and enjoyed the ones blooming in your garden. The purple shamrock is beautiful! How nice to have that garden reminder of your friend. ~~Rhonda

Paula said...

Love all your blooms! Your sign made me laugh out loud!
Thanks for sharing!@ Paula in Idaho

Naperville Now said...

laughed out loud! love your flowers.

Jenny said...

Beauty and laughter!

Quite a perfect link to Alphabe-Thursday letter "Q".

I am so intriqued with the purple shamrock. I read about the four petals on an early A-T! How fun!

Thanks for linking.

A+

Jenny said...

Beauty and laughter!

Quite a perfect link to Alphabe-Thursday letter "Q".

I am so intriqued with the purple shamrock. I read about the four petals on an early A-T! How fun!

Thanks for linking.

A+