Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Begins

Spring is officially here although it felt more like summer this week. We had several days in the 80s this week! Crazy, but I sure could get used to mild winters and early springs!! The warm weather has brought buds and blooms much earlier than what we are used to.
I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and got all of my flower beds cleaned out. It's hard to resist the temptation to start digging and dividing but I'm trying to hold off on that for another week or two.
Flowers in bloom this week are....

Pulmonaria Majeste


Star Magnolia

Rue Anemone


Rue Anemone

I dug these little beauties out of my woods, and they do quite well in my woodland garden. I think they are so dainty and pretty. I love the foliage just as much as the flower.


Hosta Winsome
Even the hostas are starting to unfurl which has me worried. There's colder weather forecasted for the beginning of next week so I'll have to keep an eye on them.

And the Peonies.... Do you realize it's only March? Slow down PLEASE!! These were just poking through the ground last week.

Happy Gardening


  1. Your little beauties from the woods look kind of like wild strawberries.

  2. It is happening to us too, Pearl... This weekend has been more March-like, but the past couple of weeks have been almost like Summer... I just hope we don't have a big freeze in April like we had in 2007 --and when we lost everything...

    Did you see my blog this past Monday? I showed off our yard/flowers... I'll do another one this next Wed. The flowers seem to be prettier this year than ever before. Maybe they like early Springs!!!!! ha

    Your flowers are gorgeous.

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  4. Carolyn, The flower does resemble it a little bit,but the foliage is much prettier. It hasn't produced any strawberries yet!
    Are you coming home next week?

    Betsy, I've had such a busy week I'm behind in reading my blogs but I'll try to catch up.
    I remember that freeze you had in 07. That was devastating! Hope too that doesn't happen again.

  5. You have a lot going on. Worries me also with so much opening up. All we can do is hope for the best.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  6. Hi Pearl. Your Rue anemones are just so lovely. It has been hard to remember that it is March still after all those warm days. With 30 degree weather for Monday night I am concerned about the fruit trees in the orchards around here. I did move some plants out to the front porch last week and but I can bring those in. Your Star Magnolia is so pretty. Enjoy your weekend.

  7. You have some lovely plants in your garden.I think your season seems to be further on than ours.We have had glorious sunshine here too, the forecast is for more of the same all week but no doubt we will pay with frosts too

  8. The weather really HAS been lovely! Your plants/flowers are beautiful!! I especially love the Star Magnolia :)

  9. Pearl, your flowers are beautiful.We enjoyed the warm weather just coming home from Florida 2 weeks ago but did not think this could last. After all we live in Ohio! We misted the fruit trees early this morning. Time will tell if any were frozen.

  10. Leona,Hope your fruit trees made it okay. The only thing that looks bad here is my hydrangeas.
    I got your email the other week. Did you get mine? Sometimes we have problems with our emails going through.

  11. Pearl,
    Carolyn told me of your blog. I sure enjoy looking at your pretty flowers. I especially like the Ajugos, Virginia Bluebells, Pulmonasia Majeste and Grape Hyacinth. I think I must like the color blue. Your Rhubarb Crunch looks so good, I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for your blog.
    Louella Troyer

  12. Pearl,
    Carolyn told me of your blog. I love your flowers especially the ajugo, Pulmonusia Meeeajeste and theGrape Hyacinth. I must like the color blue. The others are nice too, but the blue catches my eye. The rhubarb Crunch looks so good L'll have to try it.

  13. Pearl,
    Carolyn told me of your blog. I enjoy looking at your pretty flowers especially the Ajugo, Pulmonaria Majeste,and the Virginia Bluebells. I think I must like the color blue. You really take nice pics. The rhubarb Crunch looks so good I'll have to give it a try.
    Louella Troyer