Mar 16, 2011

Feeling Springy...

We have been enjoying a bit of spring in the air
and I am feeling springy :-)

A little sunshine and color
do so much to cheer my soul...

Wanna look around the garden?

(click photos to enlarge)

The Crocus are so happy this year...

last year when I snapped photos here
there were only six flowers by my bunnies nose...

If you would like to see last years crocus blooms
and you can see my first garden mosaic...


purple and blue dominate my spring garden,
then in summer the pinks take over...


The Hyacinths are just beginning to open...

To me they are the fragrance of spring,
strong and heady...


I shared the local
 Daffodil farms with you last week
if you missed it and wanna see a working flower farm click here...

I thought you would enjoy seeing some in bloom:-)




The Daffodil's by the rock wall have a straight trumpet,
I like these ruffled ones better...


If you know me
then you know I can't resist bringing flowers in...

I made a little bouquet in an old footed butter dish...


Floating a Camellia...


I tucked in a few sprigs of Winter Daphne...

If your climate allows for them
you should try them.
They are evergreen and early to bloom
but,  best of all they smell incredible!

They perfume the whole garden 
and a little sprig will perfume a room...


I hope you are feeling springy too:-)

I am joining,
and

Thanks for stopping by...

44 comments:

Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh, Bella - i love it that your crocus's really took off. I planted a ton of crocus bulbs "here & there" last fall - & only one flower per bulb i planted last year is coming up "here & there" right now....so you are saying next year i could have much more scattered? So excited about that!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Bella! Oh, how beautiful your crocuses are! Such a sweet little flower. This is really a very pretty post! :) Thanks for sharing your springness.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pamela Gordon said...

Your garden and photos are so beautiful! My neighbour has 2 Daphne shrubs. I wonder if she will give me a piece to plant? :-)

Vintage Gal said...

Oh Bella ~ your garden and photos are absolutely beautiful ~ they make me smile ;-)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

your bunny looks just like he is taking a whif of your beautiful spring flowers!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Bella - your sping blooms are beautiful. We are weeks away from seeing any color here. Thanks for the sneak peek at spring!

Jan

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Bella..what a super gorgeous post..full of such beauty, enchantment and charm..your flowers are blooms are pure poetry!
Have a sparkling day!
Victoria~

Sweetladyelaine said...

Hi Bella,
Your flowers are beautiful! Our God crated it all! Such beauty! I love your bunny...he is smelling your pretty flowers. How cute! Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers. Blessings My Friend,

Lisa said...

So pretty. Love the daphne and camellia.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your bunny looks so happy among the crocus! :D I don't blame him. Your pictures are so pretty!!!

Dawn said...

My poor crocus have been and gone. frost killed them off I think. but yours are just wonderful your garden is waking up and stretching can't wait for it to wake up ;0)

love Dawn xx

ONG said...

Um ... I am most definitely feeling springy after that series of photos. Thank you big time for the pick-me-up.

Sheila said...

I did a post about Spring today, too! I'm glad to hear that I will have even more crocuses nest year. :)

One Heart (Marcia) said...

These are gorgeous! I could almost smell them. ;)

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures, Bella. Definitely a simple pleasure.
Much love!

Victorian1885 said...

Thank you for sharing your Spring flowers today. I needed it so badly! Our snow is finally melting but we are a long way from having flowers blooming. I loved the domed butter dish as a vase..I have four of them and never thought to use them this way.

The Whimsical Wife said...

What gorgeous flowers... we are currently getting into autumn/winter weather now here in Australia! Will be thinking of these pretty flowers for the spring season to come!

Dayle said...

Such beauties! Yellow and purple are two of my favorite colors for spring gardens. So glad you joined us for Simple Pleasures today.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

So beautiful Bella! Wish we had some of that pretty here, but alas, still winter. Oh well, something to look forward to!

Hugs,
Judy

Boho Farm and Home said...

Oh Bella! Your bulbs are beautiful! Love all the purple...just lovely! xo Caroline

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Bella, Oh the first signs of spring are lovely at your place. Ours is starting slow. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous flowers.
~ Julie

Kleines Rosenhaus said...

Ach Bella, deine Bilder tun mir so gut. Der Frühling ist unterwegs.
Lieber Gruß Claudia

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

All so lovely!!
The daphne and camelia is a delight :-)
blessings..Trish

Leslie said...

The picture of the stone rabbit with the crocus' is precious!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Bella- Another treat for the sense of sight! LOVE it...Love how beautiful your blog always is and I am thrilled to be able to follow you! xxoo Diana

M. said...

Oh Bella... thank you for this...I can almost feel the scents surround me here in the North!

M.

sarah said...

perfectly spring feel...love the purple splashes of color

Marianne said...

Hello, Bella,

The flowers are wonderful! The crocus look so pretty and I can imagine Easter eggs nestled within. The daffodils are lovely, so sunny and fun. Your bouquet is lovely...I love flowers that give out aromatic scents. I've never seen Winter Daphne before. I'll have to keep my eyes opened for them.

Have a Happy day with a pot o' gold on top,
Marianne

Hélène Glehen @ Art Glehen : The Painted rose Studio said...

It is so nice to feel springy ! Thanks for sharing all your spring beauties.

Canadagirl said...

What beautiful pictures! I am drooling over these and waiting for my own to happen. We still in snow and it will be a bit yet before we get to see them. But I can't wait. *grin*

I loved getting to see your spring time garden thank you for sharing.

Blessings!
-Mary

Paula Montalvo said...

Gorgeous garden! I enjoy seeing how early the flowers come up in other parts of the country. There isn't even a bud her yet. But soon.... Blessings <3 Paula

Becca's Dirt said...

Bella I love your blues. I love hyancinths. Have a nice weekend.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Indeed I am, feeling springy too. Low 50's today and saw my first robin.
Soon my spring bulbs will be out and I can share mine too.
Love the bunny hiding in the crocuses.
Hugs,
Judith

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Bella, your flowers are absolutely beautiful... and I'm loving the flowers in the footer dish, gorgeous!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

How beautiful and I can just smell them...and I want to pick them to bring them indoors to enjoy...now I must be off to find some for myself.

Karen said...

Such beautiful flowers! They really made me feel "springy"! Have a wonderful day! ~Karen

Sandy said...

Beautiful pictures of your beautiful garden! Thank you for sharing! Happy Spring to you!

Debbie said...

LOVE all that purple and yellow. That is such a beautiful combination!

Sherri said...

I love, love, love all your Spring flowers!

Shirley said...

Springy? Yes, but my geographic area say's not yet! Tomorrow should be a day to celebrate the temps climbing to 60! Then back to the 40's during the weekend! New England has a temperment of a wicked toad! I need to shovel snow off my garden space. Maybe I will see a sign that spring will soon come to us!
Beautiful Crocus..
~Shirley

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks Bella for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's and sharing the link party with your followers! I am so excited about seeing the crocus bulbs coming out for us to enjoy - looking forward to seeing as many in my yard as you have some day! xoxo

HWIT BLOGG said...

Lovely pictures!!
Best wishes, T

Anne said...

Hi Bella, I'm visiting from Cottage Flora Thursday... love your pictures! Its my first year living in the mountains and I was delighted to see crocuses and daffodils poking up through some snow... perfect spring harbingers!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Sooo beautiful! I never tire of seeing gorgeous flowers - in any setting! Your bunny must be so happy to be surrounded by such loveliness. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party. I hope you will join me for the party this week, as well.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage,
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Lydia said...

Thank you for reminding me to bring some hyacyths home to scent the rooms with springtime.