Apr 15, 2014

Lost in the Garden...

I have been lost
in the garden....
 
completely absorbed by the beauty of Spring....
 
 
Blue Skies
and
Pink Trees...
 
my utopia...
 

 
the flower beds
are filling out so quickly...
 
it is a wonder really,
how quickly it all happens...
 


like tissue paper pom poms...
 
the perfect blooms
of the Kwanzan Cherry...
 
the last tree to bloom here
and the best in show...
 


 
Pink Geraniums...
 


 
now fill
my front porch planter...
 
simple and cheery....
 

 
Woody Hyacinth...
 
I believe fairies
must dance beneath the forest of bells
in the moonlight...
 
 
Violets...
 

intoxicating...
 

 
Money Plants blooming...
 

 
Forget-Me-Not...
 
 



 
everyone has an
extra spring in their step...
 

 
or swish in their swim...
 



 
My newest back porch planter
and Paul's Himalayan Musk Roses
leaning in from the left...
 
I planted Paul last year...
he is as healthy as can be,
and already covered with tiny buds...
 
Roses soon...
ahhhh...
 
I am linking up to,
 
and
 
Thanks for stopping by...

41 comments:

The Charm of Home said...

This is just beautiful Bella. That cherry tree is amazing! Happy Easter!
Sherry

Indrani said...

I am feeling happy at heart seeing such beautiful pictures. Lovely!
Happy ODW!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

wow the pictures are incredible, the flowers are so beautiful, the colors amazing...I loved each picture....thanks for sharing...

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Bella, wonderful spring impressions from your house and garden. Love the violets! Your dogs are sooo... cute! Wishing you a nice Easter week!
Christina

Yvonne said...

I am so jealous. We actually saw snowflakes in Kentucky today but look forward to a warm Easter weekend.

Rose L said...

Your gardens are lovely. I love your house!

Hjem & Glede said...

Ooooo your garden is like a dream.....
SO LOVELY!!!!!
Lucky you Dear Bella ;)
The dogs are so beautiful .

Happy Easter!

Best wishes and hug
Camilla
XXX :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Bella, your gardens are simply stunning. Everything just takes your breath away. Thanks so much for sharing. The girls look like they are having a lot of fun.
The pictures are terrific.
Mary

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Bella your home and garden is so beautiful I can get lost in those photo's. You are obviously enjoying Spring. We are into Autumn and also enjoying every minute of this glorious weather. x

Bobbie Lynn said...

Your home and garden are gorgeous. Your home looks like a doll house. I love the photo of your dog playing. : ) thank you for sharing your Spring garden.
Happy gardening and have a wonderful Easter too.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

BrocanteuseRose said...

Beautiful I could get lost in your garden for days!!! :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is a spectacular view of your beautiful house, Bella! I enjoy seeing your garden structures too. Your new planter is adorable, and everybody looks happy. Especially the plants! You have a dazzling variety. Can't wait for your roses!xx

Pamela Gordon said...

Your home and gardens are so beautiful, Bella. I love the sweet veranda and Victorian style of your house. It's refreshing to see all the beautiful spring blooms. Enjoy!

Light and Voices said...

Bella, enjoy Spring! I enjoyed the cyber tour of your garden. You certainly have an art for landscape design. Just lovely.
JM Illinois
U.S.A.

Brooke said...

So, so beautiful! Thank you for brightening my day with your gorgeous photos!

Mari said...

Bella your garden is simply breathtaking like a breath of fresh air ;-)

Smiles~
Mari

Susan said...

Oh Bella. How I loved seeing all your blooms!

We had an inch of snow last night. Boo hoo

Your home and chair on the porch are lovely, too. Susan

Seawashed Kerrie said...

So beautiful. I love forget me nots but its too hot to grow them here. Is that koi fish pond in your gardens? It is wonderful. Koi fish are so fun. We had a tiny pond at our old house and koi fish seemed to know my voice. Sadly an egret flew in and ate them. My children cried. My Eglantyne is blooming and oh so fragrant! Happy Eastertide xxo

Amy Jo said...

Bella,

I don't believe I have ever seen the outside of your home. It is lovely! Magazine worthy. I love your gardens too. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Bella, Your house is so dreamy and those photos feel like a step into Paradise! How gorgeous! And I love that wicker chair on your wonderful front porch.
Happy Spring!
Gina

Jordyn said...

Your home is gorgeous! That tree is so pretty!
Jordyn
Pretty Lovely

Merlesworld said...

Pretty post , pretty flowers.
Merle............

Carrie Bachand said...

Your house and gardens are so beautiful! I have relatives that live in Roy and we visited them last spring and spent time in Seattle & Olympus(& my sis-in-law works in Pulyallup!) I became completely enchanted with Washington and if I close my eyes I dream I'm walking around your garden. Thanks so much for sharing!

bettyl-NZ said...

You have spring everywhere! Lovely photos and great colors.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

What a beautiful home and yard you have! I can't wait for my Kwanzan trees to bloom! (*_*)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Dear Bella, you live in an enchanted world...your home and gardens are so beautiful. Your hard work has created such beauty, I know, and I do hope you find the time to enjoy it yourself with a sweet cup of tea. I just love coming to visit your blog - it is always a delight. I love your new birdcage planter. And that cherry tree....Everything is lovely. Hugs xo Karen

Patricia Krank said...

Dear Bella - You have the most wonderful garden and your home is incredible. I'm so happy that I found you at A Delightsome Life's party this week. I can't wait to go look at some more posts!
Blessings to you,
Patti

Marie Arden said...

I love those double cherry trees wish I had planted one when we moved here. Your home is adorable. Happy Easter

lynn said...

your home and gardens are such a fairytale, bella:) enjoy!

Alessandra said...

Oh...Bella...your home and your garden are just gorgeous. Everything is so dreamy and very romantic. I love your pink trees and i love...all!
Kisses
Alessandra

Olga said...

Hi Bella, what a gorgeous house you have. It looks as if out of a fairytale. And what a beautiful garden with blooming trees and flowers, and a lovely pond with fishes, and dogs frolicking... What a truly magical place you have created!

Haworth said...

What wonderful spring blooms you have, Bella, it's a breath of spring just to look at them! My cherry tree is nearly ready to bloom. I love your new planter with the dear cherub inside. Wishing you a beautiful week full of spring scents and blossoms.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is oh so pretty. I am featuring this at Wow tomorrow night.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Gorgeous home and gardens! Love all of it!!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

OMGoodness, excuse me while I pick my jaw up from the floor! Your home and garden is gorgeous!We recently (a year and a half ago) moved to a 55 plus community. We used to live in a house in the woods so were very limited in what we could have for flowers. Now we are in bright sun so I am trying to adapt but LOVE it. We have 6 roses bushes so far and many other things. My hubby planted over 60 bushes last Spring....we love to garden!!!! I will be following you now! I am sure I will get tons of inspiration. What state are you in????

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

BTW, is that your koi pond???? We also installed a deck, patio and pond last year too. We had a pind at our old house so hubby had to have one here. Your koi are gorgeous!!!!

Jayne Evans said...

Breath taking! I love the cherry tree! The flowers are lovely! I'm new to your blog but will definitely be back. Thanks for sharing

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

After the long, cold winter it is a delight to see the beauty of spring - your garden is marvelous - I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Debra Oliver said...

I think this is what Heaven must be like...just beautiful!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Your garden looks glorious Bella. I particularly love the little Forget-me-nots. I used to grow them myself and loved putting them in vases during spring.
Thank you for sharing on Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring your garden at tomorrow's party.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

The Vintage Chateau said...

What a lovely garden! I used to have blue forget-me-nots flanked by masses of mountain pinks in my New Jersey garden. Alas, they won't grow in my Arizona garden and I miss them so. Your garden brought back fond memories.
Karee