Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Precious Fairy & Spring

The weather has been like a roller coaster.  Last week we reached 81 on Thursday and today the high will be 40.  I have my first garden photos to share with you.

This fairy statue holding a sunflower in her hands sits nestled amongst Festuca 'Elijah Blue' grass, which is noted for its frosty blue evergreen tuft.  The perennial blooming in the background is Meadow Sage 'Pink Delight'.  This particular variety is known for its lavender-purple flowers.

Behind the fairy I have a grouping of Echinacea 'Magnus'.  Once summer arrives these coneflowers will have pink blossoms with large coppery orange cones.  I will be sure to take pictures of them when they bloom.


Magnolia buds just starting to emerge.


A bright and cheery daffodil is greeting me.  Though their botanic name is narcissus, daffodils are sometimes called jonquils, and in England, because of their long association with Lent, they're known as the 'Lent Lily.'


The sweet scent of a hyacinth.


Salvia 'May Night' already has deep-purple blooms.  This long blooming perennial is a welcome addition to the garden.  Later in the season when this plant starts to look less desirable it will be time to dead head.  The best time to prune your salvia is early morning or late afternoon or just when you need a little garden therapy :-)


Isn't this an adorable bunny?  Could he or she be the one nibbling on my tulips?  They like to hang out under our willow bush and blue spruce tree.


Well, that does it today for garden pics.  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a great week.  I am linking with Ms. Jenny for Alphabe-Thursday and the following garden parties:

Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean
Tuesday Garden Party @ An Oregon Cottage
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Flowers on Saturday @ Blueberry Craft & Hobby

35 comments:

Dhemz said...

oh,my! beautiful flowers...plus a bunny? how awesome!

thanks for dropping by at my Flowers on Saturday entry at www.gregdemcy.net

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Donna Sweetie...
Oh my what glorious photos of your garden. They are exquisite. Love that fairy, she is so happy sitting amongst all the flowers.

What magic you have there. I love hyacinths as well. I can smell that happy flower clear out here in Phoenix. The bright yellow daffodils are delightful and just singing out in happiness.

Can't wait to see all of your garden in its beauty of blooms. I loved walking along this morning. Have a glorious day sweet friend. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Chris said...

Your garden is as beautiful as Disney's!! I saw fairies in their gardens, too! How beautiful! What a great shot of the bunny!!

learning table said...

Your spring flowers are beautiful!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous flowers... love the bunny!

Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading through your beautiful blog!

Country Gal said...

Hyacinths say spring to me! I love the smell!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Your gardens are already gorgeous. I love, love, love your fairies!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your garden is looking good. I love the fairy. The bunny is cute, but he is probably the one tasting your tulips.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Love the fairy, and all your wonderful photos! I can't wait to see that magnolia bud in full bloom--they are so beautiful.

Athena at Minerva's Garden
http://minervasgarden.com

Sharon's Sunlit Memories said...

Hi Donna - I'm so pleased you popped in to visit my blog and left a comment. Your photos are beautiful and your fairy is just lovely - she looks so at home where you have her sitting! - Sharon

Donna said...

Have a wonderful week, Donna!

Our weather, too, has been a roller coaster. After our thunderstorms this last weekend, we all thought, Spring is here! Today cloudy and cold, with more rain tomorrow and Saturday.

Last year, we had no spring, and actually, everyone had the same problem. At least this year, the rain and temperatures are warmer, so seeds will be sown this week!

Blessings,
Donna

Rizzi said...

YOUR GARDEN IS JUST LOVELY.......AND YOUR FAIRY IS SO BEAUTIFUL......MY DAUGHTER HAS FAIRIES IN HER GARDEN TOO....I LOVE FAIRIES.......RIZZI

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

I love your fairy! I can't believe your salvia is in bloom already!! Mr. Bunny is cute, but he can do a lot of damage! Someone ate the bottom bark off of one of my shrubs and it looks like a bunny was the bad guy!

Eric and Karen said...

You have such lovely gardens Donna. The hyacinth is so perfect it looks artificial. Can't wait until mine start to bloom. Look forward to seeing photos of your magnolia in full bloom!

Ewa said...

beautiful photos!
now I have to find magnolia tree to photograph, I love when it starts blooming :))

Ewa said...

OMG, I was just looking at your bathroom photos, what a great place you have there:))

EG CameraGirl said...

I would loe to have that fairy in MY garden! She's a beauty!

Sherry said...

I love your fairy in your garden! You have so much more blooming in your garden than we do. I am going to have to spend a little time wandering to see what is happening in our garden. The little bunny is so cute but they do like to do some nibbling.

Monica said...

What pretty flowers! Love the cute bunny too...Hope he's not nibbling on your flowers though!

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a lovely garden! Your pictures are beautiful!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I have a bunny like that living at my place, he tries his best to get in the garage! I think he wants to get out of the cold...

anitamombanita said...

I love Elijah blue...there's something about it. I don't know what. And those magnolia blossoms are exquisite. Very nice. Very nice, indeed!

beckyp said...

lovely photos I love your fairy Visiting from Jenny Matlock

Cheryl said...

Hi Donna, What beautiful photos of your garden. When do you find the time to blog? lol...

Rhonda Langley said...

You are inspiring me to get out there and get my garden in shape-the weeds are outnumbering the flowers!

Cindy said...

Dona, your pictures are just gorgeous!!! I love the garden Fairy!!! Can't wait to see more!!

NatureFootstep said...

fairys and magnolias. I envy you. :)

melandria said...

such beautiful flowers, they surely brighten one's day.

thanks for the visit ;)

storybeader said...

even though that bunny is probably the culprit, it sure is cute! What a lovely bunch of flowers. So nice when they come out without you having to do a thing. I have just a few hyacinth, but they sure leave a nice aroma! Great post! {:-D

Becky said...

I love your fairy, just gorgeous.

Paula said...

Love your blooms and your fairy! I think I have her sister in my pond area - where did you get her ) I would love to add another fairy to my garden. Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho
http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

Donna, what beautiful flower beds! Those colors are just glorious!

Jenny said...

Hmmm...

That posted before I meant it to.

I wanted to comment on what a splendidly lovely spring post this was.

The flowers you are growing were always some of my favorites in my Ohio gardens!

And that bunny is so super sweet!

Thanks for a great link for the letter S.

A+

Carrie Sampsel said...

I've wanted to stop and look at these photos for a week now and just haven't had the chance till now!! How beautiful everything is looking in your gardens. I don't remeber an Easter here where all of the trees had all of their leaves, but they do and some of my Spring plants are now done blooming. I can't wait to see more pics!!

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