Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Daffy Down Dilly



Daffy Down Dilly



Has Come To Town


In a green petticoat


and a yellow gown.





It seems Spring is bursting everywhere. I do hope my Crabapple trees flower this spring.



The Redbud is putting on a show this week.



And here is the first blossoms on the Mountain Laurel.



The sunset was even more colorful last night, but I couldn't get the camera out before it was gone. It won't be long until the houses behind us will be hidden from view when the trees have leafed out.






22 comments:

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Oh, I'm excited to see Mountain Laurel blooms! My dear friend across town has two large ones, and I got seed last year to start my own. The scent is wonderful! Lucky you; I hope you cut a big bouquet of them for the house.

Rose said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! It's definitely spring at your house, MG. I'm always excited to see the redbuds start to bloom; they're one of my favorite spring trees and a clear sign that spring is here.

ShySongbird said...

What a lovely blog, beautiful Daffodils, my favourite garden flower, so cheering after the Winter. I was led here by a comment you left on Cheryl's (My Wildlife Sanctuary) site. I actually have a small stone plaque in my garden with the words "with a garden there is hope" carved into it. I always think those words lift the spirit.

Marie said...

Ooooh, spring color. I am so jealous. We had five inches of snow here in Pennsylvania on Monday.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Those daffodils are pure spring sunshine;) I wish I could grow the mountain laurels here. What a romantic name and lovely plant.
Marnie

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Nola, I do love Mountain Laurel too. I remember the first time I saw it, I got so excited thinking it was Lilac, until I examined it closely. I have never had any luck with propagating the pods, but I am trying again with the ones you so generously gave me! I hope to have armfuls of blossoms to bring inside so the whole house will smell of grape bubblegum! ;-)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Rose, I am always excited to see the Redbud blossom too. I have three in my back garden, and they all bloom at different times!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Shy Songbird,

Welcome! I am so glad you visited my blog, and I hope you come back soon.

I just love any flower that is yellow, but the Daffs are one of my favorites too. They are just so cheerful after a long drab winter.

I do feel very strongly that gardeners garden for hope. I don't know of one that doesn't look forward to next season to try again. I very rarely look at something as a failure, but as an experiment, and I am always trying something new.

So often I am struck with the parallels of gardening and life. I love the sentiment of your garden plaque. It does help to lift ones spirit. I often find myself in the garden to do just that.

Wendy said...

Thank you for posting such cheerful, lovely pics! Daffodils are one of my favourite flowers. They really do sing Spring!
Your sunset was glorious. But, I know how frustrating it is to try to capture something on camera only to have it slip away (whether sunset or bird).

I must agree with Shysongbird and you on gardening and life's parallels.
Hugs. Glad spring has come to you.

Annie in Austin said...

You have a lovely spring party going on here! Aren't the TX mountain laurels wonderful? Too bad they grow so slowly - or at least mine have done so.
You're growing crabapples? When we first came here in 1999 people said they'd just die in TX so we never tried them, but you're making me rethink that, MorningGlories!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Wendy,

Spring seems to one of our most fleeting seasons. We have already had some 90 degree days. I am on the lookout for the Bluebonnets. I need to take a day trip to the South--there are some beautiful fields of them between here and Houston.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Marnie, if you could smell the Mountain Laurel, you would be hooked! They smell like grape bubblegum--the honeybees love them. They are my consolation for not being able to grow Lilacs!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Marie, It is hard to believe that you are buried in snow when we are having such warm weather. I wish we had some down here, even if it melted before it hit the ground--we need moisture anyway we can get it!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Annie, I planted my crab-apple trees eight years ago when we built our house. They have grown beautifully, but have never flowered or produced fruit. Everyone told me the same thing, but I always like to experiment and try things for myself (my husband says it's because I'm stubborn) ;-) My lilac experiments haven't done as well...after about five years of hanging on with no blooms, they gave up. :-( I wonder if I tried one in another spot...

beckie said...

So pretty! Spring has sprung at your house. The mountain laurel is gorgeous and I can't wait til our trees start blooming too.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Beckie,

It is good to hear from you--glad you're back on-line. Computers can be so frustrating! Yes, Spring is officially here even if the calendar hasn't quite caught up to Texas yet! I can't wait to see your first signs of Spring. When I see what is blooming for you, I know what is blooming for my mother too.

Lancashire rose said...

Spring is certainly alive and well in your garden. It has really been a great year for daffs. mountain laurels, redbuds and jessamine despite our lack of rain. Bluebonnets I'm not quite sure about. We'll see.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Oh, I am so jealous! What lovely spring photos.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hello Lancashire Rose! I am afraid our bluebonnet showing will be disappointing this year because of the lack of rain. I am wanting to take a day trip to Brenham, and look for them on the way.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hello IGW! Spring will find Iowa soon, and your Spring is so much longer and lovelier than ours, which seem to last about 10 minutes! Ha!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I love redbud--a neighbor has it and I can't wait for it to bloom. Only a few more weeks now!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Monica, I have three Redbud in the back yard and they all blossom at different times--each about two weeks apart! It's neat, but I had visions of a sea of purple blossoms when I planted them! Ha! Just goes to show, you can plan all you want, but Mother Nature has a mind of her own!