Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Blooms in the Garden

It's been a long time since I joined any garden parties but now that the warm weather has returned, it's time to share the blooms.
Viburnum Judii, so fragrant she'll perfume most of the backyard when the pink petals emerge. 
Pulmonaria 'Mrs Moon' is just starting to open her buds.
A potted hyacinth that I put in the front garden after Easter last year.
Siberian squills are naturalizing well, even to the point of creeping amongst the branches of this butterfly bush.
 The Tete a Tete daffodils are the first to bloom and continue for a couple of weeks until...
the others are ready to burst forth.
 Looking south along the foundation garden, it will soon be covered in tulips.  I use cut up venetian blinds for stakes or reminders where seeds have been planted.
 My indoor garden has a new addition that was the feature plant at Canada Blooms this year.  Medinilla magnifica is from the Phillipines and breeders have worked with it to develop a houseplant.
The flowers bloom for 3-4 months and this one has started to open from when I brought the plant home. 
It's not only beautiful but a real conversation piece!
I'm linking with Bloomin' Tuesday hosted by Jean, Tuesday Garden Party hosted by Jami, and Fertilizer Friday hosted by Glenda.


  1. Your green garden is so pretty. Things are still quite brown at my house, but there are some daffodils in bloom.♥♫

  2. Those are lovely blooms Judith. I'm still waiting for some to appear in my garden.

  3. Medinilla magnifica is gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it. Your garden is looking good too. The little spotted leaves on the pulmonaria are so cute. I like your viburnum too! Using cup up Venetian blinds to mark where seeds are planted is a great idea!
    Happy Gardening, and Happy Easter!

  4. Your garden is way ahead of ours, except for the daffodils. I'm afraid to remove the leaf mulch from the beds yet. The new house plant is stunning. Is it a cousin to the mandivilla? Similar name. Have a great week!

  5. Your bulbs are beautiful--love all the yellow and blue. And that indoor plant is just gorgeous! I've never heard of it before, so I learned something new today!

    Athena at Minervas Garden

  6. Hi, Judith
    Your houseplant is quite spectacular and I imagine that bed of tulips will be gorgeous when the time comes around for them. The venetian blind tip is a great one!

  7. Awwww .. how sweet your photos are!!! I wish our area would be like this more often .. this early in the season!!! Happy Wednesday...xo HHL

  8. Hi Judith,
    Your garden certainly coming along great. I only have crocus blooming here. Your house plants are beautiful. I came home from Florida and was amazed at my Christmas cactus all im bloom again! My son said it was blooming all winter! I think it liked the cool temperture in the house.
    Happy Spring to you,

  9. It seems so funny to see other people's gardens just now getting their daffodils! Ours bloomed months ago! What will be filling that round stake? Can't wait to see more of your garden in bloom!

  10. It is lovely to see your blooms while I wait for mine!
    I love the new houseplant.Did you enjoy Canada Blooms this year. Is Kathy Renweld still a part of it-I always enjoyed her shows.

    I loved your bunny cookies in the previous post.

    Easter Blessings,


  11. Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! Your garden looks about where mine is. Lovely photos!

  12. I just saw the Medinilla magnifica last week at the local floral shop. It is beautiful. What a wonderful addition to your indoor garden.

  13. What an amazing display! Those squills and daffs are brilliant!

  14. I know you are enjoying your garden with its new blooms. We are busy putting in annuals here as the pansies will be finished soon with the heat we're having.

  15. What a beautiful house plant and very unusual. I don't think that I have ever seen one. Your spring bulbs are a real treat, aren't they?

  16. You've had such a long, warm spring and it shows in your garden - lovely!

  17. Hi Judith: It's so exciting when those first buds start popping. I am going to have to play on your expertise when my take-over flowers start to bloom. I'm pretty sure they are old plants but don't know what they are called. They fill the garden and look, for awhile, that we have slaved over it, but they just keep coming back with no help from us..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  18. Beautiful garden, lovely blog,

  19. You have a beautiful garden,Judith. I know they are taken care with your love!! Here in Japan,lots of cherry blossoms are starting to bloom.
    Have a good day!

  20. I just found your blog and love it, especially the name. Your photos are beautiful and so is your garden. I'm a new follower.


  21. My goodness! Your garden is beautiful and thank you for sharing the photos. My yard is doing well by just getting mowed.


  22. oh, my! Your flowers are just beautiful and the Medinilla magnifica is Magnificent! you've inspired me.

  23. Your flowers are beautiful! I love the indoor plant, so unusual....Christine

  24. I love tete-a-tete daffs and squill too - so nice to have early color in the garden.

  25. Oh Judith, your flowers look so beautiful! And such gorgeous colors. I hope you and your family have a happy and blessed Easter!

  26. All the flowers in your garden look so beautiful. I especially love the little siberian squills and the daffodils.

  27. Love your Medinilla and those fabulous Squills. You have some really lovely blooms to share right now.

  28. Medinilla magnifica just made the ever-growing list of plants I need! I can definitely see why it's a conversation piece!

  29. Hi Judith, Your garden has recovered beautifully from winter into spring. Mrs. Moon is going to be lovely when her blooms open the the purple/blue hyacinth is glorious! I always fall all over myself when it comes to daffodils. The tete a tete daffs are beautiful. Mine have come and gone.
    Happy Easter Judith.

    the French Hutch

  30. Isn't it a great time of the year? What an awesome indoor plant!

  31. Hi Judith,
    It is lovely to see your blooms again! I love you bulb bed, it's just packed full, I can't wait to see all those tulips!!
    I have been trying to get our garden cleaned up, doesn't it feel good to be back outside? Except at night when every muscle in my body hurts, haha!!
    I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

  32. Very nice blog you have, just my style.
    Garden / layout / flowers and your cocker spaniel (dog).
    I saw you up at Karen (My little Home and Garden).
    I have added me as follows.
    I have 2 blogs - a photo blog: My photoblog / hbt.finus.dk
    Blog: "Mad about everyday" about the "close things" - have / bouquets / decorations / and my dog - veb.adr. www.finus.dk
    Wishing you a good day / good Easter.
    Hugs Hanne Bente

  33. Hello Judith!

    Everything looks wonderful. Your foundation garden is so clean and tidy and ready for the tulips to bloom!

    Happy Easter,


  34. Thanks for stopping by and reading about ole Red Dog. He is quit the character and a good mutt. Stop by any time and read about more of his adventures. I hope you have a blessing Easter and many more blessed days in the future.

  35. Lovely blooms- especially that houseplant, wow, I've never heard of it or seen anything like it! I can imagine it's a conversation piece. :-) Thanks for sharing at the TGP.

  36. Wonderful photos! It is fun to see so much color in the garden!

  37. I am so far behind this week that I can't even see straight!!! I am here now enjoying your share in my little party. Thank you so much for linking in this week!!! I hope to see you again soon!!! I am sharing this post on the Tootsie Time Facebook page! Hugs from Alberta Canada!!!
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