Wednesday, April 10, 2013

From This to That

Early springtime in the garden starts showing us how nature renews itself every year. I love going out when the weather finally warms up. I always do a full tour of the property, looking for new growth. And today there was lots!! Let's see how the first sprouts look now and how they will look later.

Dicentra spectabilis - Bleeding Heart

Eremurus elwesii - Foxtail Lilies


Double daylily

Tanacetum parthenium - Feverfew

Matteuccia struthopteris - Ostrich Fern

Dianthus barbatus - Sweet William

Aconitum - Monkshood

So, have faith, Impatient Gardeners! (that includes me!!) from small beginnings grow gorgeous flowers and plants :)

Please check out my food blog  - the latest recipes are for Beef Wellington and Jamie Oliver's Cajun Chicken with sweet potato mash and charred corn salsa.


Nadezda said...

Astrid, how nice to watch the nature after long cold time.
Bleeding Heart is my favorite flower,starts flowering very early till august.

Astrid said...

Hi Nadezda
Things are finally starting to poke up. LOTS of rain here lately, so with next week's warmer temperatures, I should start seeing my first daffodils!

Jennifer said...

I actually haven't walked through the garden to see if anything is up. The rain and snow of the last few days has been such a deterrent from venturing out and into the garden. The fact that the grass is more mud than grass doesn't exactly help either. It does seem so hopeful to see things poking out of the ground doesn't it.

Astrid said...

Hi Jennifer
Hopeful is what we must be even though we are getting winter weather in April :(
Hope the ice wasn't bad in your neck of the woods - all we got here was rain. I guess it's because we are that much closer to the lake.
Next week we're supposed to get high of 13C all week.

debsgarden said...

From small beginnings great things come! I love those foxtail lilies!

Astrid said...

Hi Deb
Foxtail lilies are quite interesting! It's always fun to have something a bit unusual in the garden :)