Pretty Flowers

gardening, Handful of Scraps

it is that time of year – everything is beginning to bloom or has already bloomed and is done! yes believe it or not the earliest daffodils have been done for several weeks – now other varieties will begin soon.  I am disappointed in my tulips that I planted – I planted about 40 bulbs and so far only about 20 of the plants have appeared!  Here are two opened.  High of 76 yesterday but cooler today and then would you believe they say it will hit 80 two days running.


And this one appears to have 3 buds from one bulb – that will be nice.


The azaleas all opening so pretty – these bushes just continue to grow every year – the bushes are old – some topping 28 years now.


Vinca opening in various parts of the yard.


The Redbud tree with the raised bed gardens to the side and beyond them the small hillside of wild plants and the logs in front of them where I scattered lily bulbs, purple coneflowers and black eyed susans last fall.


A close up of some of the azalea’s.


My Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy and gang will be more hexies – working on the lower left corner – I need to thread baste more neutrals – have a stack cut out but need basting.  Little sewing going on here with this nice spring weather.  I got potatoes, lettuce and peas planted yesterday and working in the garden takes all my energy it seems – each year I can tell I am getting older!  Linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework.


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22 comments… add one
  • Deb Mar 19, 2017

    It’s beautiful there with so much in bloom. Your azaleas are amazing and I think I’d just want to take a chair and sit by that redbud tree for awhile 🙂
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  • Marianne Mar 19, 2017

    Thanks for the nice views of spring. Being Dutch, I love tulips and yours look so delicate. I have always wondered what redbud is – nice to know that what I saw down south was it. It looks so nice against the other bare trees. We still have a large amount of snow but it does melt fast once it starts. We had bare ground before this last blizzard.

  • Doreen Auger Mar 19, 2017

    (somehow, I can’t fill in the “Website” box!) LUV those Spring flowers. The warmth, here in So. TX, has been very much appreciated BUT there’s nothing like seeing those first pastel blooms coming up through snow melted soil. I wouldn’t have time/energy to stitch either!!!!

  • Liz Mar 19, 2017

    Oh the flowers are glorious. I live in the sticks too and love it. I think you must have a few acres.

    Your last statement rang a bell of truth with me. I have been noticing this yearly for a few years now. I’ve come to accept it mostly.
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  • Ruth Mar 19, 2017

    Tulips! Azaleas! We have snow. Want to trade?
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  • Kaholly Mar 19, 2017

    So pretty! I was trying to remember the name, Redbud Tree, just yesterday! Thanks!
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  • Teri Dingler Mar 19, 2017

    Waiting for my stuff to bloom! My they of azaleas don’t bloom until a bit later but well worth it as they are enormous! I need more bulbs in my life- must plant some! I am loving yours! I have a long way to catch up! Ha! Ha!
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  • Quilter Kathy Mar 19, 2017

    I can’t even imagine having such beauty to look at in March! It’s still snow cover and cold here.
    Enjoy your great weather and your slow stitching today!

  • Suzanne Mar 19, 2017

    Beautiful plantings! Our bulbs are blooming like crazy too. I like your hexi project.
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  • Kim Webb Mar 19, 2017

    Your Spring flowers are beautiful.
    I’m worried about mine this year. With such a warm February, everything started earlier than normal and with sub- freezing temperatures being the norm so far in March, everything is struggling. Suppose to be down to 19 one night this week. I guess time will tell if they can bounce back this year.
    Your Scrappy Stars quilt turned out beautiful.

  • Ivani Vieira Mar 19, 2017

    I love Spring time, the world is beautiful during this seasom. But here in Brazil we are near the Autumn. Your hexies looks fantastic. Happy Sunday!
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  • Kathi Mar 19, 2017

    So happy you have so much spring to share here!! And your hexi project is really coming along… you can tell it is getting some of your time as well as your yard is too… I hope you see more tulips bulbs bloom in coming weeks… but may be too warm for them now… Have a blessed Sunday! Kathi
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  • Diann Bottrell Mar 19, 2017

    What beautiful blooms you have! I’m still waiting for my daffodils to open, which I think might start to happen today! Hope you have some time for slow stitching on your hexies today.
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  • Cynthia Brunz Mar 19, 2017

    Great spring photos. We have lots blooming here also. I enjoy strolling through my gardens to see new growth. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!
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  • Wanda Mar 19, 2017

    I love azaleas but don’t have the patience to change the soil for them here and baby them through our cold spells that are later than yours. I loved seeing masses of them in Paducah when I used to go there for the big show in late April. Yours are either an earlier variety of just earlier spring this year.

  • Judy Zoll Mar 19, 2017

    I have given up on tulips because I was just feeding the squirrels and field mice. We have farm land all around us and after the corn and beans are harvested and all of the leftovers are gone the field mice hunt for what they can find. Thank goodness they don’t like daffodils!

  • CathieJ Mar 19, 2017

    We are definitely still experiencing Winter her. A little snow still on the ground and not much blooming at all. The leaves of my daffodils are up, but the buds haven’t opened. Thank goodness as the temps will just about reach 50 this week. I love seeing your azaleas ( a favorite of mine) and all of your flowers. Your hexagons are looking good too.
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  • Belarmina Mar 19, 2017

    Karen tu jardín va muy adelantado
    al mio aun le falta 1 mes largo
    tus hexagonos muy bonitos
    buena semana

  • Dottie bishaw Mar 19, 2017

    Beautiful tulips and azaleas. I love redbuds, they’re so beautiful. I think my age must be catching up with me too. I used to work in the yard all day, but now I get so exhausted quicker. Thank you for all the beautiful pictures of your yard, it’s just so pretty. Today we had a high of 86 and the rest of the week will be the same. My roses are blooming already, usually not until May. I guess everything is early this year.

  • AnnieO Mar 19, 2017

    Beautiful flowers! With our severe drought so many years running, it has been a long time since I planted much. What a lovely view you have of nature and your additions to it.

    Gorgeous hexie project too!

  • Gail Mar 19, 2017

    Blooms in your garden and in your sewing project! Perfect! The daffodils are up here but no blooms yet
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  • Karen Mar 20, 2017

    I enjoyed the “walk” around your garden. Your hexies are just as pretty.

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