Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blooming The Twenty First of Feburary

The kiss of the sun for pardon,The song of the bird for mirth, one is nearest to God in a garden, than any where on earth.
                Dorthy Frances Yurney
Buford Pear
This tree has really pretty blooms in early spring.  In fall colorful leaves and a small "pear" that the squirrels love to eat.   I am proud that I have a lot of thing for Gods creatures.  However I did not plant my trees they were all here when I bought the house.   I still have Camellias blooming and have one loaded with blooms, that has not started to open yet.  I have two that red with yellow stamens about 3inches wide still loaded with buds.   I also have a very pretty pink, looks like a carnation real full named Debutant.  When I see it  I think about the song "White sports coat and pink Carnation."  The cold has put some rusty color on it still pretty. 
Debutant Camellia

Spring bulbs are beginning to bloom not all but just a few.  I planted different Daffodils around my raised beds, we wait about six weeks after they bloom to mow them down.  Around my new beds I planted pink Daffodils.  They have not started blooming, I planted them this past fall.  They are showing their heads but not a bud on them.  They may be late bloomers and that will be fine.  The one by my orange bed next to my  reading window is yellow with an orange trumpet.  It is name Juanita, I was touch because this is also my name.  I do not know all the names of my bulbs but I really love early Spring, the renewal time.   From the side of my yard I have a good view of my neighbor's field, who turned ninety one in Feburary.   She can not work in her yard now, so the flower beds are grown up now with grass.  But her spring bulbs still bloom.  She has a lovly bush blooming from top to bottom.  Next to my yard she has what my Mother always called yellow bells and I have always loved them.

Neighbor white daffodils with yellow trumpets.
Yellow Bells
Neighbor's bush
My Pansies are still blooming they will be looking good about the time I start to plant my Periwinkles.  Parks called me and said part of my order was ready to send I am ready for Spring.  I hope my garden looks as good in the ground as it does in my mind.   All artist whether on canvas or in the dirt, you really need to see it in your mind.  Just sit down, close your eyes use your mind as a blackboard and see the picture of the flowers you want in a certain flower bed.  In the flower bed below are Dianths I planted in 2007 they made it through the hot summer most did not.   When the dianths finish blooming cut them low and they will bloom all summer.
Colossal Daffodil

It would not have been a good page with out my birds. Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom, and hope you grow one of your own.  Happy gardening to you from me, Juanita.


  1. Beautiful Blog! Your flowers are always beautiful!

  2. Dear Juanita, Beautiful spring blooms! Your garden is far ahead of mine -- it makes me long for spring! P. x

    1. Thank you so much Pam for your comment and you have a beautiful too. The mirrors in the garden is a wonderful idea. Isn't it wonderful to have so many great garden blogs. I could spend all day reading them and we can learn from others.

  3. My daffodils have not bloomed yet. Beautiful pre-spring garden.