Monday, May 23, 2011

Mosaic Monday - Spring Blossoms

I have some spring blossoms and a birds nest to share with you today.  The perennials in my gardens seem to be thriving this year and blooming early, hopefully, making wildlife feel welcome.  It seems almost magical when birds, butterflies and other wildlife appear in your backyard, but if you provide the key ingredients they will come to visit.

This mosaic has a picture of my old-fashioned Bleeding Heart.  This plant bears long, arching racemes of dainty pink heart-shaped flowers.  Perfect for a woodland garden and irresistible to butterflies.

A "Penny Orchid" Viola with dew drops flowers enthusiastically.  My husband likes to refer to them as Johnny-Jump-Ups.

On the right is a Flowering Almond "Rosea" Bush.  When this bush blooms it has an abundance of double-pink blossoms which cover each and every branch in early spring.  A real show stopper!

I am linking with Mary from Little Red House for Mosaic Monday, Tracie from Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday and Tricia from A Rosy Note for Photo Feature FridayI hope you will join me in sharing some of your garden photos.


Bleeding Heart



"Penny Orchid" Viola


Flowering Almond

15 comments:

Chris said...

Such beautiful shots of your garden! It is a fantastic place for sure!

deb duty said...

Your photos are beautiful! What lovely flowers!

KarinsArtScrap said...

they look fabulous donna, so bright of color.
you have taken beautiful picture's.

greetings karin

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Just gorgeous, I love the soft shades of pinks in your garden and the nest photo is precious.
Have a blessed week.
Kelsie

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

Your garden photos are superb! Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving such a nice comment.

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Hope you have a lovely week :O)

Dawn said...

Some beautiful blooms here Donna so much colour great photos D xx

Anne Marie said...

Donna, these are beautiful shots of your garden! Looks like such a wonderful place to relax and unwind. :)

Carrie Sampsel said...

I love Bleeding Hearts!! In fact I have been on the search for the perfect one this Spring, but haven't been able to find it. Better luck next year. Your's is absolutly stunning!!

gale said...

Gorgeous pics! I tried to grow a bleeding heart but it never did come back after the first year. I'll have to try again.

Polished Moxie said...

Beautiful posies. Spring is definitely coming on full force.

julie - eab designs said...

Love your bleeding heart photo. I have one pink bush but wanted to plant a white one this year. Haven't seen a pink flowering almond before - only white. It's beautiful!

Light Trigger said...

Just gorgeous! Well-done. (via A Rose Note)

Fishtail Cottage said...

So pretty! EVERYTHING - especially that flowering almond! Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's too & hope to see you again at next weeks garden party! xoxo, tracie

carol ann said...

I love your flower mosaic. Beautiful!

A Rosy Note said...

What a beautiful collection of photos! I love that flowering almond. Thanks for sharing your pretty post at Photo Feature Friday :)

~tricia

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