Wednesday, April 20, 2011

First colour in the garden

I'm hoping to get back into my gardens later this week as it warms up.  Cold and snowy days have at least given me a chance to make some cards after hosting a Stampin' Up workshop which I'll share on another post.
The iris reticulata are just about finished but they sure do naturalize nicely every year.
Four years ago I purchased a little bulb I'd never of heard of and a few came up the first and second year and then none last year.  I was surprised yet happy to see a few ipheion 'Rolf Fiedler' pop up this spring.
The first in my parade of daffodils is none other than the tiny tete a tete.  I believe the fairies in the garden like them because they're just their size.
At the front of the house is a sea of green leaves and I'm eagerly waiting for the tulips and alliums to bloom, maybe another week or so yet.
I'm linking with Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday.  Take a visit to her blog to see the great buy she got on a Victorian iron plant stand and what the other participants have growing in their gardens.


  1. fantastic.....! so fun to finally see some color after this long winter...Hugs! Tracie

  2. So nice to see this after all the snow. We got snow, ice pellets and now freezing rain today so we are looking forward to the weekend and maybe a couple of sunny days. I hope! Easter blessings to you. Pamela

  3. Hello Judith - love the deep purple of your Iris - I have never seen that beautiful blue flower either! Lovely,

  4. I love the color too. Can't wait to see some in my yard.

  5. Lovely flowers! :)
    The first blooming makes me so happy - new start in nature, new life.
    I will wish you a happy easter (in swedish: "glad påsk" and in norwegian: "god påske")!

  6. Beautiful flowers Judith! I can't wait to see some color in my garden. Your iris reticulata's are so vibrant.

  7. Oh I can just imagine fairies having a grang ball in your garden.

  8. Very nice color. I have hade the ipheion for is a delicate little thing.

  9. Oh how I love your bright purple irises! They're divine.

    Happy Cottage Flora Thursdays and Happy Easter!

  10. Glad you are seeing some color at last...Look forward to seeing your tulips

    Blessings Kelsie

  11. Beautiful spring photos. The small size daffodils are so cute.

    Judith, I want to thank you for your kind comment on my last post. And yes, I will post some pictures of my little darling but a bit later.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  12. It's good to see the color in your garden, Judith! Spring is truly here. We have had a chilly and wet week but it is to get warmer next week.
    Blessings, Beth

  13. Your flowers are so pretty, Judith! It's been too cold for my fairies but the weather is finally starting to warm up. I am so anxious to see my tulips! Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy Easter to you and your family.

    Blessings and hugs,

  14. Isn't it exciting to see your bulbs come up? I'm eagerly waiting for my tulips to bloom.

  15. Beautiful spring garden, Judith! It is still snowing here... so I enjoy coming by to see what's growning in your garden! :)
    Happy Easter weekend to you & yours,

  16. I absolutely agree - come on spring!

  17. How beautiful. I have never seen that iris before and it is just gorgeous. How fun. We only have 6 daffodils so far. Too much cold! Have a wonderful Easter.

  18. Thank you for sharing.. Happy Easter~


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