Monday, March 15, 2010

I's (eyes, ayes) of March!

ABC Wednesday with Mrs. Nesbitt. Click on the logo below to see who else is participating!

The I's of March?

I have an idea...

that you might like to see some of my Spring-time happenings!
So we're going to play "I Spy!"

I spy with my little


surprise lilies

lots of daffodils, etc.

daffodils in sedum

I spy with my little

daffs - ready to bloom!


This hellebore is
Brushstrokes -
a first blossom for
this 2-year-old plant!

dwarf iris

I spy with my little

a bitty crocus in the grass!

We are in March! Hope you enjoyed the "I's (eyes) of March!" ;-)

Forecast? A little mix of snow and rain by Saturday. That's normal.
It won't last long!

Aye! :-)


jo©o said...

It's the Ides of March on the nose today. Well, yesterday, when you posted. :-)
Sweet bit of colour making their way through the oak leaves.
Any day now they will all sprout forth. Enough for a bouquet.

bobbie said...

Very clever post. And excitement in the garden!

Rosemary said...

Shady you certainly have lots starting to flower in the garden. Isn't it terrific after the long winter.

Dave said...

I'm going to have to look into the dwarf irises, they would look great mixed with the daffodils!

Cameron said...

Cute! Love that stunning blue iris!

Gail said...

I spy a clever blogger! Shady your post is a delightful eyeful! xxgail

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Wonderful post! So much exciting new growth in your garden. It's always such a relief to see the spring plants come up.

Anonymous said...

Hi SG~~ There's no doubt now. Spring is here even if winter is indecisive about taking its final exit. I spy some real beauties in your gardens. Hooray.

LisaF said...

Isn't it amazing how the earth awakens each spring? I love this time of year. Thanks for the encouraging photos of the beautiful things to come.

Noelle said...

I think the most exciting flower is the first one to appear on a new plant. How exciting to have a bloom on your Hellebore :-)

photowannabe said...

Great play on words and choice today. I love all the wonderful plants poking up through the ground. Your garden will be spectacular when everthing shows its color.

Shady Gardener said...

Joco, Just being "punny!" ;-) It is a thrill to actually find flowers in such short order.

Thanks, Bobbie. :-)

You're right, Rosemary. It has been a long Winter and it is a thrill to think that Spring is beginning to settle!

Dave, these are so cute! In my zone, most of them bloom before the earliest daffodils... but not all of them! You would enjoy them.

Cameron, Isn't that a beautiful blue? I have a few others that should be blooming within a couple of weeks that are completely different, but just as beautiful.

Hi Gail. Thanks! You always catch my eye. :-)

Rebecca, You are so right... it's a RELIEF :-) This past Winter has seemed very long and cold. It was beautiful, but now we're ready for Spring and are THANKFUL!

Hi Grace, Spring is making its way here... now, we'll be happy when our northern friends are treated, also. :-)

LisaF, Thanks for your visit and comments. It's nice to have watchful company!

Noelle, The day before these photos were taken, there were two very tiny crocus in the lawn. One teeny yellow one and one teeny light blue one. I was so excited! (I know what you mean!)

photowannabe, Thanks for your visit. :-)

Kelly@LifeOutOfDoors said...

I love the lone crocus among the leaves in your header photo! It is just a perfect picture of spring - sort of wintery, sort of hopeful, very much makes me pull for the lone crocus! Looks like great things are about to happen in your garden.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Aye, Aye! You will have blooms galore in no time! :)

Lzyjo said...

Beautiful irises and love your I theme.

Randy Emmitt said...

Everybodies daffodils are blooming but ours! Enjoyed your post and wit as usual.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kelly, Thanks for your visit. Is this the epitome of "Bloom where you're planted?" ;-)

Hi Garden Ms. S, Isn't Spring wonderful?

Lzyjo, Thank you. :-)

Randy, mine aren't blooming yet... in fact, there are only a couple of "Early Birds" that have buds. ;-)

photowannabe said...

I don't think Lady Mary was Cherokee. She was from the Rancheria in Chico California.
Not sure if this Trail of Tears is a continuation of the Ok. one or they just called it that.
Good questions which I don't have the answers.

joey said...

I spy similar gifts popping through the earth, dear Shady. But best of all, I spy a fun friend :)

Rena said...

Isn't spring wonderful?

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Great theme!

Just want to wish you HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Have you a great one!



Oscar Wilde-The IRISH Gentleman


Shady Gardener said...

Hi Photowannabe, Something into which we could research! :-)

Hi Joey! Thanks. :-)

Rena, Absolutely!

Shakira, Thank you for visiting - Have a great day.

Tumblewords: said...

I love the eyes of March!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Tumblewords, Thank you. :-) Hope you're having a nice day! (Ours turned out to be Sunny again this afternoon!)

Roger Owen Green said...

An IDEAL post for the "growin' of the green", too!

Gotta Garden said...

What an adorable post! A lot popping up your much to look forward to! And don't hellebores take their own sweet time to bloom!

Take care now.

Shady Gardener said...

thanks, Roger. :-)

Gotta Garden, Thanks for your visit! Today was another beautiful day, and I was unable (!) to get outdoors and walk around. I need to do a bit of quick leaf coverage on many plants in anticipation of freezing temps and snow this weekend.

Naturegirl said...

Your eyes spy Spring and all it's awakenings!!

Anonymous said...

Spring is finally here and you have snow in the forecast?? How would you like highs in the mid 70's?

Northern Shade said...

I love the little glimpses of crocus, iris and hellebore flowers. The buds of hellebores are especially pretty. Is brushstroke going to be a red colour when it opens?

Shady Gardener said...

Naturegirl, It's even better today! :-)

Chad and Brandy, Absolutely! It is still a possibility, but it wouldn't last long if it comes again. Love the high temps we're recieving right now (50's). I cannot believe all the things that are growing!! :-)

Northern Shade, Isn't it great. I'll be checking your site soon. Happy Looking-Forward-to-Spring!! :-)