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Monday, December 6, 2010

Signs Of Things To Come....Spring...

Poppies...thanks Grace at http://www.gracepete.com/ and Catherine over at http://agardenerinprogress.blogspot.com/ If half of the poppy seeds that I broadcasted grow and bloom, I may just have a Poppy lover's dream garden...As if you didn't know, Baby it's cold outside! Here in North Florida we will be around 20 degrees the next few nights...Brrrrrrrrrr. It hasn't stopped me from staring at the soil looking for hints of Spring. Iris....perhaps Dutch?

Larkspur
Money Plant
Paperwhites
Daffodils
Lupine...thanks again Grace.
Snow in Summer........

And what's up with this Datura? I cut it back because it was flopping over it's garden border onto the grass. It may not look like this for very long.
Do you have signs of Spring in your gardens?
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Today I am Thankful for the signs of Spring that make my heart sing.

35 comments:

Floridagirl said...

Spring is the farthest thing from my mind today. Hope your garden makes it through this blast.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

DARLA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you trying to drive Northerners CRAZY ????? hahahahaha
You dare mention SPRING ??????????
I may have to go down there and TALK to you missy !!! haha
Joy ;-)
PS .. and you think that is cold ????? hahahaha

Deb said...

spring...LOL...boy that is cold for Florida...love your header..

Ruth said...

Any signs of spring are buried under a foot and a half of snow.That's OK,it is pretty as well.
Blessings,Ruth

Dorothy said...

Darla, winter doesn't even begin until about two weeks from now!! THEN we are in are three months of winter and then we will have Spring. Your garden is just hanging on to last summer:D
Knowing you, all those tiny new plants will probably come on up and bloom throughtout the winter!!!
Have a great new week!

Dani said...

Gonna be a cold one tonight! Hope your pretty plants do ok.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Wow, Darla! You, people in Florida, have it all!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Stay warm. I was surprised to see how far south the cold has gone.
Even with winter still settling in, there are signs of nex year's flowers. My love in a mist and larkspur start sprouting now too.

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

Spring! Don't I wish! We're due for a snowfall the middle of next week--at least according the the Accu-Weather forecast. I wish I could see some spring in my garden but with the freezes, it's looking mostly dead. I'm having to prepare my mind to see the garden covered in white stuff. I'll admit I'd rather not have to. I hope your garden blooms all winter long for you;-)

NanaK said...

Love your garden's optimism. My garden is hunkering down for the onslaught of cold this week. I did have a lily of some kind poke up through the mulch. I hope I get to see what it is!

tina said...

Cute cute vignette with that wagon! I'd love to do something like this here. It's cold here too! Brrr!

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

I have a few daffodil tips coming up but that's about it for now! I would love to see more since our week ahead is going to freeze us solid!

Patsy said...

Not yet, Most of our blog friends have lots of snow today.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Seeing all of your new growth makes me think that spring is coming.... Awe Heck--it's not even officially winter yet... Darn!!!!

Hope you don't lose any of the new growth this week--since it is so dadgum cold.... Yipes!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

Darla, nope no spring in sight here for months and months and months...but thank you so much for sharing your sightings with us. At least there's flowers growing somewhere.

Lois said...

I can't believe it is this cold so early in the season! I'm sort of enjoying it though, since I'm snuggling with the grandbabies at night :)

Lanny said...

Signs of spring?! I'd like a few more signs of winter first! I'm late replacing my narcissus and muscari that I dug up (and planting new tulips that I bought). They already have very long stems (and a couple of buds on the big ones) just having sat in a clump in one of my harvest baskets since August and getting the backyard wedding ready. So I guess you could say I have signs of spring, while busily finishing up my autumn chores! There are always signs that the world will renew itself again according to the wonderful works of God.

Val said...

Spring? No, we have signs of winter!lol It is going to be 20 tonight and 19 on Wed. It is cold!!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your youngins look good! I have a few peeking thru. Not really into Christmas this year, I'm already thinking of Easter!! and the garden! LOL
*hugs*deb

Becca's Dirt said...

I haven't looked for any signs of spring yet. Guess I need to take a closer look. But my gardens are covered in leaves right now. I don't really look for any peeks till Jan or Feb. I can't believe the stuff popping up there. It's too early yet.

Dar said...

The only sight of spring in my gardens are the frost-bitten EVERYTHING. Look at the stalk on that Datura, mercy child you have a beauty there, down there it will survive the winter just fine.

thanks for stopping by. I would LOVE to show you pictures, but have been borrowing my son's laptop since Aug and do not have the capability as yet. I know, pictures are so grand, aren't they?

BlessYourHeart

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I haven't seen any poppies sprouting here yet, but probably won't for awhile. It's going to be soo pretty there!
I saw some Dutch Iris sprouting here, I wasn't sure if that was normal since I just planted them last year for the first time. I'll be looking for signs of spring every time I go out, but not many are there yet.

George said...

We're going to be even colder for the next few nights. I've seen a few daffodils try to poke above the ground, but I have a feeling that they are going to regret it.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey you are right Baby it is cold outside and right now inside. I am fixing to go find a warm room in this ole farm house. lol
Love that you are already watching your garden for the spring. Good for you.
So help me out. I guess it is too late for me to plant seeds for the spring. I would love to have a yard like yours
Love
Maggie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

PS
I hope you entered my giveaway while you visited today
Love
Maggie

Julie said...

You are so funny...about not liking OKRA!!! That's OK...I think you would enjoy it for it's ornamental value though...and you could do some cut okra snowflake printing with the kids! LOL. I can't believe you are already showing signs of spring when winter hasn't even started up good yet. We were down to 48 degrees by 9pm tonight here in PB County!!! It will be in the 30's here, and I am hating it already...I feel dry lips coming on as we speak!!! :)

Life 101 said...

Very nice.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Saw that your sunny state is in for a very cold couple of days! Hunker down! Your header is so festive!

ricki - sprig to twig said...

Friends recently returned from a scouting trip to Florida, looking for a warm place to retire. Guess they will have to keep looking?

imac said...

Love to see these young shoots my friend.

At least ther is no snow,lol.

Yippee I'm back in the land of Blggers, my friend.

Rebecca said...

I like the way you think! Spring!

Caroline said...

I'm excited for your seedlings! Go seeds go!

Racquel said...

Yep we got a couple months yet before I can even think about spring. But the signs are there all right... :)

gina said...

it's going to be warmer in Seattle than in Florida?! ha! :) no signs of spring yet - my winter flowering shrubs are getting ready to bloom though!

Twisted Fencepost said...

No signs of spring around here. Only the dreary winter weather. I hope since it came early that it will leave just the same.