Spring is my favourite time of year! The smell of the earth thawing, the soft green of emerging leaves and the riot of colour as the tulips and daffodils bloom are such a treat after a long, cold winter. Especially this year, I couldn’t wait for spring’s arrival. But wait I did, we all did here is Ontario. It’s true that every year is different, however, when it snows along Lake Ontario in mid May, one wonders if spring will ever arrive! My spring bulbs did emerge slowly, albeit much later than spring 2012.
Each fall I plant more bulbs to replace some of those that don’t seem to bloom more than a season or two. I probably have some 500 bulbs on our farm property. In the past few years, I’ve added daffodils and narcissus to my spring collection and have grown to love them. They repay the gardeners who plant them by multiplying. That is a real bonus. I have tried to choose some of the hundreds of photos that I’ve taken of this spring’s flowers to share with people who read my blog. (I love to get your feedback on my posts…..please feel free to enter comments!)
Love all the colours and admire your green thumb. 🙂
Flowers were my first love before birds. Birds are way less work that keeping a large garden! Thanks!
Beautiful flowers! So much hard work too, you’ve done an amazing job, they all look great.
Thanks Stephanie. Not sure if you mean the photos were a lot of hard work or the garden! Actually they both were. I do a lot of weeding put of both!
I received your reply to Stephanie. Not sure why that is.
Sorry Daniel, I don’t know how that happened??
No need for an apology, Jane. I thought I should let you know.
Have a great weekend!
Wow, you have a lot of spring flowers, it’s amazing ! These photos are very beautiful, as always Jane. It must be so great to walk in your garden on a beautiful morning and see all these beauties ! For the moment I only have bleeding hearts but I’m planning to plant some tulips, hyacinths and narcissus, but just a few because I don’t have a lot of space where I want to plant them and I don’t want another flower bed ! The primulas are superb, I would love to have some, I’ll have to verify if they are hardy enough in my zone. A wonderful post Jane and looking forward to the next 🙂