Treasure Box Wednesday: April Showers and Whatnot


April showers bring...

Er... bring.... (checks calendar)...


...Okay, so if you rely on proverbs, some flowers are just a wee bit ahead of their time.

But let's not tell 'em, shall we? Because we know a true lady likes to arrive just a teensy bit after the party has started, anyway.


As you can see, the daffs are dillies this year... Very lacy and bright. And those azaleas I was so worried about just a week or so ago?...


...Have never looked better! So vivid and pinkish-purple, you'd think they never felt a snowy crystal upon their petals.


And the Grape Hyacinth? Well, anyone who's watched "Keeping Up Appearances" knows a Hyacinth is one very resilient gal...


Why, look at that bouquet!


And then some treasures are promises to come. Like these bleeding hearts. You can just see the hearts beginning to take form there on the right...


And the first buds of the mossy phlox...


The front yard is just beginning to the bloom, and the backyard is color to come. In a few weeks, it'll be a dazzling display of pale blues, lavenders and pinks!

And then... then there are the ones that plant themselves.


Who is this bit of greenery with the pink buds? I have no idea. It was not planted by my hand. Perhaps Mother Nature would care to weigh in? Do the leaves look a bit like Verbena?

No idea. But I think I'll leave it as it's planted, at least for a while. Who am I, after all, to tell Lady Spring I know better than she does?

Before we go today-- if you haven't already left a comment on the giveaway post, don't miss out! I'm giving away two Nancy Drew journals to two lucky winners! The drawing winners will be announced Sunday.


Thanks muchly, and see you on Sunday!

12 comments:

lovelylissie said...

Such beautiful flowers! Daffodils are my favorites! Keep up Appearances is a favorite TV show! Hyacinth never fails to make me laugh and poor poor Richard. She must surely love her!

Doris the Great said...

Your flowering is slightly ahead of me here so it's like a preview of what I will see in another 2-4 weeks. QUESTION: What can I spray to keep pesky creatures from eating my tulip buds? Two days ago, I had lots of beauties ready to open; this morning, most of their heads have been lopped off. And no, they won't allow me to shoot them (drat)! Any suggestions?

Jenn Thorson said...

LovelyLissie- Oh, yes, I feel so sorry for Richard Bucket every time I see that program. What a nice man he is! I understand Hyacinths as a flower are considered very invasive and hard to get rid of once they're planted. They'll take things over. I think Mrs. Bucket was named very well!

Doris- Oh, gosh, I wish I knew. I'm in the city, so I haven't had a lot of problems with this. One of my friends, however, has deer and rabbits eat all of her bulb plants every year. I think she found a spray to use.

Perhaps someone coming along here can offer a suggestion

abeachcottage said...

love your daffs!

Sarah

chyna said...

I believe the mystery plant is a mint, looks alot like my lemon balm. If so I hope they aren't in an area you want them to stay put in. They are quite notorious for spreading as far as those little roots can go. ;) Go squish a leaf and tell us what it smells like.

Sher said...

Jenn, that last picture is of a notorious weed that I've been trying to rid my gardens of for years! The good news is, the roots aren't real deep and they're easy to pull. The bad news is, they spread really fast. Get it out of their and plant some zinnias or something pretty! :)

Tolentreasures said...

I have to wait just a little bit more for all those flowers. I have some of that "weed" also. I leave a little in and get rid of the rest.

Cathy

Carrie said...

Your spring flowers are so fresh and lovely! I am still waiting patiently to see the now green shoots unfurl into lovely hyacinths, tulips and daffodils.

Jenn Thorson said...

Beach Cottage- Thank you-- The daffs turned out nicely this year. I'm pleased with them.

Chyna- I'll have to go squeeze them up this weekend, then, and see. Mint-- hm, now that would be nice-- nothing much grows in that bed but dandelions, so if it were energetic and spread, I wouldn't care much.

Sher- Oh dear-- conflicting info! Okay, then-- if it doesn't smell minty when I squish it, it'll go. :)

TolenTreasures- Here's hoping your spring blooms turn out nicely, then!

Carrie- Sounds like such a great combination, though. Worth the wait!

Melanie said...

The daffs are gorgeous. I've got one that's just about to open, but most all my daffs and tulips were slowed down by the blizzards.

The mystery plant does look like some type of mint. If so, it will spread quite a lot. Pick a sprig of it and strip the leaves off. If the stem has a square shape to it, you know it's a mint.

Klay Kisses said...

Love the beautiful pictures. Are these all your flowers? Awesome!

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