Monday, April 25, 2016

My Garden Visits -- First Signs of Spring

Spring arrived officially about a month ago but we are just now seeing 
the first true signs of Spring in soft pinks, bold reds and yellows, and pure whites. 


Spring is my favorite season in the garden.
Here's an overall look at the back yard as Spring begins to touch the landscape. 


Parts of my garden that look rather plain in the summer have come alive with Spring color. 


The last of the snow (I hope) has melted, 
bringing down a carpet of pink crabapple blossoms on the garden path. 


These Angelique tulips are some of my favorites with their soft pink blush.



Although the outside of a double tulip is breathtaking in itself . . .


. . . sometimes the inside of a tulip steals the show.


Nearby, rock walls look more striking next to gold allysum and blue forget-me-nots. 


Out front, blankets of white candytuft greet visitors.


And you just can't beat red tulips for drama whether they're flirting with passersby
in front of my white fence . . .


or cozying up to a bleached juniper branch in the garden.


But despite all of this delicious Spring beauty, 
some visitors to my garden think nothing can beat that first bath of the season.


34 comments:

  1. Thank you ever so much for sharing this pretty Spring gardening inspiration with us at the Garden party! Makes my heart happy:)
    Jemma

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    1. Thanks Jemma. We should have another garden party in late June-early July!

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  2. Your spring flowers are beautiful and I just love seeing the little robin so happy in the birdbath. We love having you at the garden party. Pinning. :)

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    1. Thank you Stacey. I had to be pretty sneaky to get that robin in the bath. Couldn't quite get him splashing like crazy but this pix was sweet too.

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    2. Definitely make sure we see your yard as the season progresses. I can tell with the way you have it sectioned off that it must be spectacular.

      Happy Thoughts of Home. ;)

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  3. Your garden is simply wonderful and I agree that spring is the best season in the garden.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting my garden. Enjoy your spring.

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  4. Oh what a lovely garden. I love spring blooms. I hope to be able to plant some bulbs in post this fall for some lovely spring blooms. Capturing that bath was great! Thank you for sharing.
    Enjoy your week.

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    1. Thanks Grantham. I love spring blooms too but sometimes I'm all gardened-out by Fall. It's always worth it next spring. Enjoy your spring.

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  5. Your garden is so pretty and welcoming. I would love to walk through it and look at everything 'face to face'.
    I am so glad you shared this at our Garden Party!
    Welcome!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. If you're ever in Denver Laura, please stop by for a garden tour face to face! Thanks for "visiting."

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    2. I am so glad you joined us at TOHOT!

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  6. What a beautiful garden. Thanks for taking us on a tour. Your flowers are gorgeous!

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  7. All stunners, Pat! I love those double tulips but the petals of the crabapple make such a pretty look on the pebbles, and that robin in the bath - wonderful! I love your garden.

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    1. Hi there Rita. Thanks so much for your sweet comments. They made me smile this nippy Colorado spring morning. Enjoy your Spring. Do you have flowering dogwoods there?

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  8. I just love how everything comes alive in the spring. My favorite season as well. Your tulips are gorgeous! I love them, but can not plant them out front. The deer just won't leave them alone. So I settle for Daffodils and Hyacinths. Love the cute bird taking a bath! Thanks for sharing your lovely spring garden with the Garden Party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann. I'm thinking of planting some daffodils for next spring. I like that their foliage doesn't look as bad as tulip leaves after they're done blooming. No deer here but my sister is constantly fighting them off her hostas! Thanks for the Garden Party. Let's do it again.

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  9. Pat I was drinking in every image. That wee bird is just darling. Thank you so very much for linking up to the garden party. Your post was completely enchanting.

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  10. Thank you Laura. Your comment was one of my all-time favorites. Made me smile!

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  11. Petals on the ground are just as beautiful to me as they are on the tree. Your whole back yard is awesome!
    :)
    https://gwingal.blogspot.com/

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  12. Greeting Spring, is one of my favorite things to do!
    Great to see you here at TOHOT!
    Jemma

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  13. Gorgeous post, we are still struggling here in Chicagoland. What a gorgeous layout you have for your yard, love it, Thanks, Sandi

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    1. Thank you for visiting my garden Sandi and for your kind words. It's been snowing here the last couple of days (again) so I guess it's not over yet. Stay warm in Chicago!

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  14. Gorgeous garden Pat! There is nothing prettier than spring flowers.
    So happy to have you sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  15. Beautiful spring flowers, I really do miss them here in Florida. Thanks for sharing your garden.

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    1. Thank you Carol. I miss sunshine in December! Guess we can't have it all.

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  16. Everything is gorgeous this time of year! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  17. What a gorgeous post - and a gorgeous garden!! Your garden is ahead of mine for sure....mine is just starting to put on a tiny show!

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    1. Thanks so much. Gardening teaches us patience. Ha! Grow already!

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