Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring in My World

It's Spring, that magic time in the garden and so I've been spending more time at home and less time traveling and taking pictures.
The bulbs are up, undeterred by the dry winter.  Tulips, muscari and daffodils grace my garden.
The wisteria is will soon burst into bloom with its heavenly fragrance and cascade of blooms.
The peach and nectarine trees are in bloom and for the first time the winter nellis pear is blooming.  Unfortunately, its companion the comice pear is not in bloom so I have been roaming the neighbor hood, snipping some blooms from the many ornamental pears in hopes of successfully hand pollinating.  The apricots, early bloomers, already have little fruitlets developing.
I've been carefully tending tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings, keeping them on a heating mat in the house and putting them outside on warm, sunny days.  Some of the tomatos will soon be ready to plant in the garden (if the weather cooperates) but peppers and eggplants started at the same time still don't have their first true leaves.  A week of much needed rain is in the forecast so perhaps I'll be in at my computer again instead of out playing in the dirt.  But then, maybe I'll be stuck with my nose in the seed catalogs or gardening books.

This is what is happening in my world, to see other parts of the world go to That's Our World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy.

16 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice pics, its always nice when we turn the weather on winter and enter the sunshine and warmth of Spring.

Gaelyn said...

Bulbs and fruit trees blooming is a definite sign of spring. Someday, I'll figure out container growing at the NR.

Ebie said...

You picked the right bulbs to grow in your garden. The reward is great seeing those lovely spring colors!

We use the pepper leaves as part of a dish.

Did my rain dance work? Happy for the rain this weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flowers and colors and such a lovely sign of spring! I love your captures for the day, Martha! Hope you have great week!

Sylvia

mick said...

Beautiful photos of all the flowers. You must have a lovely garden. I love the spring bulbs - which do not do well here in the tropics and I miss them.

eileeninmd said...

Spring is a beautiful time of the year. I love all your flowering plants and the blossoms. It will be nice to see your garden growing with fresh veggies. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - wonderful set of pictures. I hope the fruit tree appreciates your efforts!

Stewart M - Australia

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous colors in your world. i'm sure you couldn't wait for the wisteria to bloom. love the photos.

EG CameraGirl said...

Spring sure is looking beautiful there! It's so nice to see and know that spring is on it's way to Ontario too.

Janie said...

Your garden must smell heavenly with all of the blooms. Looks like you're going to have a great vegetable garden this year.

Barb said...

Keep playing in the dirt, Martha - I'm liking the results!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful! You don't HAVE to go anywhere to get wonderful pictures -- it's a Paradise right there in your backyard. (I'm homesick for Spring!)

Linda Reeder said...

You are well into spring there, and well ahead of us. We had snow today!

Judy said...

I have some sprouts nearly 2 inches tall in the garden closest to the house. Yours are better, being fully in bloom!

Joan said...

Raining. As you said...much needed.
Such pretty blooms you have.
I need to start my tomatoes!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Photos like these make me so happy, my mantra this week has been, Hurrah for Spring.