Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Garden Tour


The bouquet above is not from my garden. It was bought as Easter decor for the house. Happy Easter, friends! I love the combination of the tulips and freesia. So pretty and the freesia is wonderfully fragrant.

I am excited to report that there are things happening outside! This year's slow, slow spring has arrived here in Montreal. It was only a few days ago that we had our last snowfall (Wednesday to be precise) but it melted quickly and my garden is finally coming to life.

Come on a little Easter garden tour with me.

These are all crocuses, but I also have scilla and botanical tulips blooming. Also one solitary, lonely dwarf iris. In the days ahead, they will be joined by daffodils, tulips, snowdrops, spanish bluebells and grape hyacinths. Oh, and I can't wait to see the leaves open on the trees.

I dug up some crocuses this past week just before the snowfall and did a little painting of them.

I love my garden throughout the year but spring makes my heart race. I hope the world is blooming around you.


10 comments:

  1. I know just how you feel, waiting for the first flowers to bloom. Spring is definitely my favourite season. Thankfully I don't have to wait as long as you do. What a great idea to dig up a clump of crocus and put them in a pot to have indoors. Lovely painting showing how delicate the petals are.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. I'm so happy that spring finally showed its face here! My garden is changing on a daily basis. :)

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  2. Crocus have faded long ago. Now lilacs and peonies are in bloom.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Joyeuses Pâques aussi !

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    1. You are so lucky to have a longer growing season. If you get nostalgic for things that have already bloomed in your garden, you can look at mine! We are several weeks behind you it would seem.

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  3. Dear Kathleen - so good to see that everything is blooming so well for you. Your crocus painting is so wonderful too. Thank you for sharing your garden tour with me. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks for coming on the tour with me. :) Have a lovely week.

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  4. Lovely flowers - they are a true sign of spring! :-)

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  5. Ah ! This means that snow is behind you now and it makes me feel so happy for you !!
    Thanks a lot for following me to my new place ! I'm very happy so far, it feels good to start again with a clean new slate.
    xoxo

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  6. We missed out on seeing the crocus blooms this year. They popped their heads up and that sam evening yet another winter storm blew in and they were gone. Thanks for sharing the photos of yours!

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  7. put anything in a terra cotta clay pot and I love it. xx

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