Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spring has sprung!

Spring is finally in full bloom here in New England!


And after the LONG winter we just went through, we are welcoming it with open arms!


Here in the backyard the white bleeding hearts are in bloom....


... as are the red & white columbine.


I hope the hummingbirds arrive before they stop blooming!


We have so much work to do in our little backyard area. This past weekend we got all the furniture out and set up the patio. Then I put a little picket fence around the perennials we planted last year. Within the next week or two we will be getting a load of bark mulch to spread around.


I got up into the girls' old treehouse to take this photo of the front yard. The hoppa crab tree was in full bloom when I took this photo last week.


Let's go through the gate and see what's in bloom out front...


A closeup of the apple blossoms...

And one of my favorite plants, my pink bleeding heart.


Once this little plant pops through the ground in the spring, it grows leaps and bounds...

It's going to be so much fun watching all the perennials come into bloom over the next few months! I think I'll be planting one of these in the backyard as well.. I just love them!
Please visit Cindy at My Romantic Home to see the incredible roses from her garden, and to find a list of everybody else participating in Show & Tell Friday!
I hope you are all enjoying beautiful weather wherever you are!
Donna

21 comments:

Gee said...

With flowers blooming here and there, everybody seem to be in a great mood during spring. Love your flowers. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I love bleeding hearts and have tried to grow them here but they don't do that well. I've not seen the white ones before. Love them!

I just got some purple columbines to plant. I think they are such a pretty flower too.

I need to get some mulch too. My back yard needs a lot of work done on it.

I just have not been up to gardening yet. What in the world is wrong with me?

Hugs,
Joanne

Marilyn said...

We are in NE Pa. & our Bleeding Hearts are in full bloom too!! Everything is coming alive after a long winter's nap!!
Happy Mother's Day!
Marilyn
xxoo

Southern Lady said...

I am so happy that your spring is in full bloom. Your garden is lovely. I hope you have a wondeful weekend. Carla

Carolyn said...

Spring has definitely sprung! You are more advanced then we are here on P.E.I. Lovely photos of your garden and I love your little garden gate.

Carolyn

The Blackwood Cottage said...

Beautiful garden! Our hummingbirds where a little late this year, hope you get yours soon! Have a great weekend!
Machelle

Carolyn said...

Spring has definitely sprung! It is more advanced there then here on P.E.I. I enjoyed your photos and I love the garden gate and the bunny too.

Carolyn

Donna said...

Thank you for the delightful tour through your garden! It is lovely!

Stacey said...

Very pretty! Your flowers are different from mine and that's fun to see.

cargol said...

Love all your beautiful blooms Donna! Spring sure has sprung!
Carole

Rosie said...

Your garden is beautiful. Your bleeding hearts are so lovely. Don't you just love Springtime after that LOOONG grey winter?
rosie

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Columbines are one of my favorite flowers. Your's are so pretty.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Donna, I'm in the Berkshires in Massachusetts and everything has just begun to turn green after a long, long winter.
I love your photographs, they came out so lovely. Such pretty bleeding Hearts. Thank you for sharing.
Hugz,
Kim

Claudia said...

Your garden is so lovely, Donna. I love columbine and bleeding hearts. And the wicker furniture is so charming!

Yes - after a long, long winter, spring is here!

xo
Claudia

Crystal said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I know what you mean about the hard winter, nothing like spring to cheer a person up!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful garden! I love the name of your blog.

stefanie said...

everything is just looking gorgeous!!!

Chatelaine said...

Wow, you do have some beautiful blooms. Love that closeup of the bleeding heart. Looks like Spring is here to stay.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Everything at your cottage is beautiful. I envy you those bleeding hearts, I love them, but they don't grow well here in my part of California. Love your blog, had a great time reading some of your past posts. xo Lidy

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Donna; I am so happy that Spring is finally at you home.... I just love your sitting area,,, it is so beautiful and cozy looking.... your flowers are so pretty,,, I will have to get me some bleeding heart's,,, they are so sweet....
Happy Mother's Day to you.

Hugs;
Alaura

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Donna, Your flowers are beautiful! I am really enjoying this weather we've been having, except for today with the windy cold day we're having now. Happy Mother's Day!