after the storm

after the storm
After the storm, this little one started to drink the rain gathered in the ribs of the fallen saguaro.

Friday, March 9, 2012

spring is here...


Blooming right now: daffodils, freesia, roses (just the miniature ones so far), ranunculus, camellias, pansies, Iceland poppies (well, the wind took all the petals away the last few days but there are new buds ready to pop), snapdragons, lavender, violets (although they are almost finished), nasturtiums and daisies. The hummingbirds are finding the salvia. The bougainvillea is a happy pink. This morning, the first calla lily opened.


Sometimes, I think I want to be a gardener who sticks to a single themed color. There would be only white daisies, white snapdragons, white poppies. A white garden is amazing in the moonlight. But how could I decide on one color? Leave out pink? Leave out purple? Leave out yellow? It would be impossible! So my garden is a little bit of this, a little bit of that.


15 comments:

Deanna said...

I remember these, except the tulips and the calla lily...oh happy, happy memories!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos Barbara! Thanks for sharing your site with me.
Sue

Warren said...

great pics!

Patrice said...

Stunning pictures - gotta love spring!

Marigene said...

Gorgeous pictures...what is that purple flower? Is it an African daisy? It is a beautiful shade of purple.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

So beautiful, Barbara! I can't choose a single color either... As for the gorgeous purple flower, yes, please do tell us what that is!

Barbara said...

The purple flower is an osteospermum. It is often called a spider daisy. Thanks for your comments.

Dotti said...

Spring has sprung in the desert ... and looks to be doing a beautiful job of it, too. After what I heard from Deanna and Terri, I now know what I long suspected: Your garden is a flower-filled wonderland!

Patsy said...

Barbara, your blog is lovely..I love your beautiful photos. I am a new follower. Patsy

Sketchy said...

Oh, I've missed me some Barbara flower photos!

Thanks for sharing your spring, ours is coming! I plan on cleaning things out this week.

GailO said...

Barbara, your yard must be breathtakingly magical right now!

Barbara said...

I always get excited to see that you have posted, I am not sure if it is because my name is Barbara or because I live in AZ also. :) I love seeing what is growing or doing in your part of the state. I live North of Phoenix so I always find it interesting to see what is happening further South and a person who also loves photography. Thanks for sharing your blog.

heyjudephotography said...

Glorious flowers Barbara! I'm so envious of your garden, and it's wonderful to see this stage of it.

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosas imágenes, hermoso blog!!! saludos desde Argentina.

terriporter said...

Oh, I can only hope that I end up getting some pink Icelandic poppies! So far, one white and one yellow with nine more buds in sight. As Deanna said, this brigs back such wonderful memories of your amazing garden! And, as always, your images provide so much inspiration for my own flower photos. I see Deanna and I aren't the only ones enamored with that gorgeous purple spider daisy!