Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Diminutive Darlings

I can't tell you how exciting it is to walk out into the garden and see the first of the early spring plants popping up.  I don't know if it is my imagination or are they always so short?? I think not. I really think they usually coaxed out into the world with a slow warm-up rather than the Nascar-like warming we had just a few days ago.
It didn't take long and the plants that need just a little warmth to emerge started peeking out. 
Even some Hellebores are showing their pretty little faces on short stems.  I don't mind that I will take a bloom any way it wants to present itself at this time of year. 
You can go to Gail's blog, Clay and Limestone, to see all that is written about native plants and get a lot of inspiration as she encourages us to post regarding these beauties. Of course these plants aren't natives here but as Frances says they are someplace. 
I hope you are beginning to see some life in your garden.

29 comments:

Rose said...

How exciting to see the signs of new growth in your garden, Lisa! The "Nascar-like warming" must have been just what they needed:)

Still nothing here, but that's probably just as well--it's back to winter here, with even some sputtering of snow once again.

Cyndy said...

Well, good things do come in small packages, and those are sweet and precious blooms.I wonder if your crocuses and hellebores will stretch out as the weather warms?

Laurrie said...

Oh my, how lucky you are. We still have feet (not inches) of snow cover, and I'm getting excited about seeing the top of my 30 inch high sundial again.... not an inch high crocus. How sweet yours look!

Sunray Gardening said...

They are little but they sure are pretty.
Cher
Goldenray Yorkies

Gail said...

hey Lisa! The littlest bulbs are as thrilling as all get out!
So glad you are celebrating the day! gail

Lisa at Greenbow said...

So glad you all stopped by. Cyndy, I too am wondering if they will stretch out. We will have to keep an eye on them.

Cicero Sings said...

See some life in my garden? Ha, ha, ha, ha! -20C and snowing this a.m. There is a THICK layer of snow all over the garden. There still remains a faint hope that spring will eventually cone and the white stuff disappear. But then ... mosquito season what with all this moisture and black flies -- a gardener's nightmare!

Marguerite said...

Unfortunately I will have to wait a couple months yet for any sign of spring but I'll happily look at your flowers instead!

ONG said...

I am jealous yet thrilled at the same time. Great shots and proof that spring is really coming!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Ah... my garden is nowhere near showing any sort of blooms yet, so I'm both jealous and excited to see your diminutive darlings! They're so pretty, and they give me hope that it won't be too long... :)

fairegarden said...

Hooray for the shorties, Lisa! I am tickled to see you have flowers now, Nascar speed and all, even a Hellebore! We are ahead of schedule here, as well. Thanks for the linkage, it makes Wildflower Wednesday a little easier, doesn't it? :-)
Frances

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What fun for you to see all these. Yes I am seeing lots of crocus coming up and my paper whites are about to bloom & daffodils are coming up and Primroses are blooming too and a snow storm is expected tonight... not a normal thing for us this time of year. I am hoping they dont all get broken off.

SandyCarlson said...

A downright exciting post. And I am jealous!

Phillip said...

I just took some photos of crocus this morning at a friend's house. Aren't they wonderful?

Marvin said...

Wow! You are ahead of us in the bloom department. We're still waiting on those daffodils. Beautiful blooms, regardless of their height.

Darla said...

Nice signs of Spring. I think it is now to hot for the rest of my crocus to bloom...sigh

Mary S. said...

These look so sweet. Gives me hope, as we dig out from another foot of snow! Thanks for posting.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lisa girl OMG !!! I so wish I could see some flowers in my garden .. all we have is snow on snow and a winter storm warning happening .. I am totally jealous girl .. but the shot with the ruler and the crocus was too cute ... I also love that hellebore ! which type is it ?
Joy : )

Q said...

Your parade of flowers is just beginning.
I have a few different types of crocus. The tiny yellows are always the first to emerge.
With freezing rain and snow showers it feels like winter today....
It is exciting to see the first signs of Spring.
Soon bees and butterflies....
Sherry

Cheryl said...

Lovely lovely lovely Lisa....how delightful to see your spring blooms, I know how much you appreciate and love your garden.

I have noticed that some of my hellebores are on shorter stems this year. Strange, it has never happened before.....

Kylee said...

Nothing blooming here yet, Lisa, but I've got crocuses and snowdrops up. Don't you love how the crocuses are wrapped in their paper sleeves? Fresh from the Master Florist. :-)

I came over here, looking for a GBBC post from you! I figured you would do one, but I don't see it. :-( If you end up doing one, I'll add you to the list of links at the end of my post about it.

*hugs*

SandyCarlson said...

Spring will, as you show here. These are gorgeous. Thanks for the birth announcement! A new season is here. Ish.

Annie in Austin said...

First the snowdrops are shorter than usual and now the crocus are, too?
This doesn't sound like a problem, Lisa - look how they stand up straight instead of stretching & flopping in the mud! But it does make one wonder Why, doesn't it.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Jayne said...

It's why I just LOVE this time of year! Yay spring! Come on!

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

How wonderful to see Spring starting to arrive in your garden. Cold and snowing here and nothing but the bright colors of the protesters winter coats to warm us up.

Gabriel said...

Spring is on the way! Hola from Puerto Rico!

shirl said...

Sorry Lisa, I thought I'd left a comment here. I'm thrilled for you... I know how much you've been looking for this :-D

yoon see said...

These white and yellow blooms have just stolen my heart away.
Simple but just so appealing.
And I feel better reading your post here Lisa, yes yes Spring is coming.
Let me listen to Vivaldi's 4 seasons to welcome Spring...

Barbara said...

It always is a great joy to discover the very first heralds of Spring...even if they seem to be very tiny (they really are in the beginning of their popping up!). I love these precious snowdrops and crocus....and of cours hellebores :-) !!
Have a lovely Spring beginning!
Barbara