My Spring Garden…A Riot of Colours

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!)

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About janewalkerscards

Jane Walker is a Newcastle photographer who creates framed photographs, photo trays and matted greeting cards reflecting the beauty of nature and gardens. Her recent interest in birds, owls and other wildlife is now being reflected in her posts. As a member of the Oshawa Camera Club, Jane has started to enter some of her photos for judging and appreciates the critiques by the judges. You'll be surprised at what shows up under the guise of "janewalkerscards".
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8 Responses to My Spring Garden…A Riot of Colours

  1. daniellafrance says:

    Love all the colours and admire your green thumb. 🙂

  2. Stephanie says:

    Beautiful flowers! So much hard work too, you’ve done an amazing job, they all look great.

  3. I received your reply to Stephanie. Not sure why that is.

  4. 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 🙂

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