Our spring garden has really started to shoot up...
Up to the sky, that is.
We planted a wisteria bush about six years ago on the gazebo in the back garden. Everything I read about wisteria said that it took approximately seven years to produce blooms. Well, the first year it had quite a few blooms on it and we thought, "Oh, pooh, THEY don't know what THEY are talking about!"
The second year there were no blooms. As far as the third, fourth and fifth years went, there were no blooms either....Then on the sixth year, there were blooms. We were so excited and thought then, that THEY really did know what THEY were talking about!
Beautiful, right? But then to our amazement:
We saw that there were blooms on the left side of the gazebo only. It appears that THEY were only half right.
But, if you lean back, shade your eyes, and look way, way, up there, I think you might find the missing blooms.
It appears that THEY were right after all. THEY just failed to mention that the blooms wouldn't all be in the same place.
I'm sure, by now, that you must think that I am totally obsessed with lilacs...And you are... probably... right...But, please indulge me one last time to showcase the most beautiful blooms in my spring garden...I promise this will be the last time...probably!
Now, that we have our two feet back on the ground, here is what is happening at the Cottage in the rest of the spring garden.
The crepe myrtle's new leaves are glistening in the sun.
A David Austin rose bud peeking through the leaves.
Three, sleepy, California poppies will soon be joined by a cast of thousands.
The valerian stands guard by the garden gate.
Speaking of a cast of thousands! When these pretty, but pesky, little flowers bloom, I'm hoping that someone will know their names.
The other side of the walkway with the mystery flowers.
The walkway leading to Jacob's Garden, with still more of the mystery flowers.
One lonely little Cecil Brunner rosebud, with lots of little buds waiting in the wings.
Another mystery plant..care to take a guess? It is a very pretty filler, but is very prolific and hard to get rid of.
Well, there you have it. It's not very colorful yet, but there are some beautiful shades of green, and in the blink of an eye the soft shades of pink, yellow, white, and purple, will emerge along with the flying of the red, white and blue, mixed in with the orange of the California state poppies...A regular rainbow.
Lady Banks rose over the trellis by the Cottage wall
"You are nearly as beautiful as the cascade of roses that spills over a gatekeeper's tiny yard, covers a gardener's cottage, or lattices the wall of a country inn, here, there, wherever they show, for us to marvel at..."
Hope all is well in your spring garden...Judy
On Monday, I will be drawing the name of the lucky winner in the Little Bird give away...
I am linking up with:
Home and Garden Thursday
Newbie Spotlight of the Week
Also I have been having trouble leaving my thank-you's to a lot of you dear ones. When you leave a comment on my post, it shows up on my g-mail account and that works out well to reply to your nice words. But, if you are listed as no-reply, than the way I was getting back to you has changed for whatever reason, and it is a problem for me, because I don't want to forget anyone. Therefore, I am going back to the old way of leaving my thank you's under your comments on my post if you are listed as no-reply.
Hope this makes sense to all, as I truly treasure your comments, and want to acknowledge all of them.