I, am a gardener. From the heart.
As you can imagine, for me- spring is a season like no other.
I think because of its hope and promise,
I cheer on the tiniest bud amazingly poking out of hard, brown wood.
Spring also makes me chuckle- just look at this gal with her hat.
Early morning brings great rewards to those of us crazy enough to go for a walk in the garden. Sometimes the light is just right- to catch the dewdrops looking like glass beads.
I love discovering the buds. They can be easy to pass right by.
Have you ever wondered what part of that aggressive wisteria plant you want to keep? The part that flowers.... here they are. Its hands. If you prune these off, you've pruned off the wisteria's prize blooms.
These average looking leaves are the precursor to the incredible, huge flowers of the tree peony. Not to be confused with the peony that we all know and love. Check back in about three or four weeks and I'll show you what I mean.
A more unusual flowering bush with such dainty blooms...
The flower buds and opening flowers of the holly:
And my favorite of the day- this darling little miniature daffodil.
How is your garden growing?
And now, I invite you stop on over to Splenderosa's monthly By Invitation Only party to see what spring means around the world.