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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Madness (not basketball)

Happy March 1st everyone! The weather has been so beautiful. The garden is marching right out of winter into spring with a madness, (enthusiasm). Although it's not officially spring. If Old Man Winter decides to make a late winter visit the gardener will be running around with madness, (rage), pulling her hair with short bursts of mumbling coming out of her mouth...hopefully this will not happen, the neighbors already think the gardener gardens with madness, (wild foolishness). This sight would only confirm their suspicions.

Pansies, Daffs and Dianthus
African Daisies, Stock, Petunias, not in bloom Larkspur and Clematis on the trellis.
Pear Tree
Navel Orange
We have two types of Peach trees, sorry I do not know their first names. It was a Peach Bloom in the post before last. Ya'll are smart!

My Dahlias are emerging too..I know it's early for them!


Today I am Thankful for this time of the year when the A/C and the heater both are turned off!


Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Your AC and heater are both turned off eh? Oh I wish!!! I still have plastic on my old wooden windows here in the house and it sags so much right now... and all of our winter clothes are looking ragged and worn - enough already, we need some Spring like you got there!

Val said...

I love seeing springtime on the way. We see it here too. We don't see as much as you are but I got out and took pics yesterday. I hope it doesn't do its usual thing and a cold burst kill everything. I am also about ready to plow my garden. I am in the mood.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

My favorite times of year are when the A/C and the heater both are turned off too! I like to be able to open the windows and hear the chimes and smell the garden in the house.

Dorothy said...

Wow! You already have so many flowers! I am also thankful for that special time of year when there is no need for AC or heat!! We raise the windows and listen to all those night creatures out here in the country. Have a happy Tuesday!

ONG said...

Great great shots for such an awesome time of year. We are not as far along but there are still signs which means IT IS ALMOST HERE! Ciao.

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Beautiful blooms Darla! It sure looks like Easter with all the colorful flowers. Let's hope winter stays gone...

NanaK said...

I think I have that same yellow petunia :0 It is loving this weather. Especially enjoyed seeing the pear, peach and orange blossoms. My neighbor has an orange tree that is heavenly to smell while I'm out enjoying the garden.

Skeeter said...

We have not had our AC/Heat unit on in two weeks! The fresh air is awesome coming through the windows! My Verbena is not blooming as of yet. I am a bit baffled by that as it is usually one of the first to bloom in spring. Oh well, cant have everything right? I will enjoy yours until mine says hello….

Patsy said...

It is all very beautiful but where are the grapefruit blossoms?

imac said...

Everything looks Rosey in your garden Darla.

Becca's Dirt said...

Everything is looking nice Darla. I am with you on the lack of A/C and the heat. This time of year is my favorite. Stunning display of purple there. Did these come up plants that self seeded last year or did you put down new seed or plants. Now the madness you speak of - well I think that must be the case for everyone of us gardeners. My neighbors look at me funny when I go out with the camera or when I'm talking to the plants or gardens. Have a nice day sweetie.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, I love seeing your beautiful flowers/plants... You are having an early spring also, aren't you??? So PRETTY.... At this rate, we're going to have more and more things blooming up here on the plateau soon... We have Crocuses blooming now..


FlowerLady said...

We have the a.c. on. We're sweating as we work outdoors. But, it's not as bad as it will get, so we are still enjoying the weather.

I love all of your flowers. It looks like spring really has sprung there for you. I know you are enjoying it. I love the scent of orange blossoms.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

Ami said...

Your garden does look very spring! Everytime I saw african daisy in the store, I wanted to buy, but I think they don't last long here in south florida. But yours are very pretty. My Diathus seems have passed the peak time, maybe because of the 80+ temps recently we had here. Happy Spring, and Gardening!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how pretty! I can just imagine you running about like a banshee in the garden, too...:)

Why I garden... said...

Spring definitely has arrived with you, what lovely colour. Your photos are beautiful, love the lady bug on the cornflower. Thanks for visiting my blog. Kelli

George said...

I love your Spring garden -- I only hope that Spring quickly moves further north so we can have some of that beauty up here.
It may be a while, our furnace is running today!

Deb said...

beautiful spring flowers.....

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Send some spring over here please!

We are patiently waiting.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

tina said...

such a cute post on March madness (enthusiasm):)

Susan said...

I sure hope we don't get hit with a cold blast. Your garden is looking very spring-like.

Racquel said...

I love this time of the year too, no heat or a/c. :) Your blooms are gorgeous, can't believe you have Dahlias emerging already. It must be pretty mild there right now.

Sandy said...

Hi Darla.. I'm happy to say I also have no heat or a/c on! This is wonderful!
Your trees are all beautiful.
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.. it's a great time of year and hard to believe it's March!
Enjoy this wonderful weather... Sandy

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Darla girl I had a great laugh about that time of not having either the heater or the AC on.. that moment in time is very short for us too .. but .. right now ? we are STUCK in winter so the heat is on and it looks like it will be on for some time to come .. yuck!
I can't come over here if you keep saying how wonderful your weather is right now girl !!!! arrgghhh!!
Joy wink wink

Julie said...

I can hear you loud and clear regarding both A/c and heat being turned off! That perfect temp and humidity that we only get to enjoy such a short time!

Anonymous said...

We still need the heater on. Today's sunshine, though, sure felt good! Your flowers are lovely!

sherryocala said...

All your flowers are pretty, Darla. I like your verbena especially. The one I bought today is purple and white with tiny flowers. The combo would be nice.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I think I might feel just a little warmer after reading your post.This flowers make me think spring,even though it is COLD outside.

Anonymous said...

We're both a little "mad" aren't we Darla Dear?! LOL Gorgeous photos. I won't say I'm jealous but I kinda am.

Dar said...

I remain grateful for the opportunity to come south, walk through your gardens and only ' dream ' on the day that I will walk my own. Your flowers and trees are gorgeous. I can nearly smell the pansies and taste the peaches and pears. At least it is finally warming, up North. Spring wants to come.
Thanks for stopping by. I laughed as I read your comment as we really are like kin. Only difference, My RC has had the tendon surgery, not sure on the LC, and waiting to see what's next for the neck also. I'm scared of surgery there, and given the 'Live with it,' or ' Surgery,' I have lived with it quite some time and would have to weigh the options...it sure makes for a miserable, pained gardener, doesn't it. Hang in there. Sounds like our gardens are what give us pain/peace.

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Darla! Thanks for popping over to visit my blog. I thought I would come over to see what you have going on. Your pictures are lovely! I think our ladybugs are never that red. The warmer weather in your area must make a difference. I'm sure I'll come back soon. Have a great day. Carla

organicgardendreams said...

Wow, you have planted so many spring flowers already! I especially love the stocks and they smell so good. Your garden looks so beautiful and inviting, great job! Crossing my fingers for you, that Mr. Frost is not coming back for a late visit this year!

Barbara said...

Can't put bedding out until May here and certainly won't be seeing blossom for quite some time yet.

Egretta Wells blog said...

Hi Darla, I love your photos on this blog. I did find your address and will sign up as a follower.

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Shady Gardener said...

I like the time of year, also, when neither the heat nor the a/c are being used. ;-) Your post just made me say "Ahhhh." One of these days, I'll be seeing something similar outdoors here!

Lois said...

Hi Darla, yes I did drive by last night. I have been staying with my daughter this week while her hubby is out of town again and I had picked up my grandkids from school. When we got home, my granddaughter insisted on riding down the street to see the "horsies". Did you see me wave? I would have stopped but we were about to have a potty emergency if you know what I mean :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Sitting here with the temperature at 10F its nice to see the wonderful flowers.

heph said...

beautiful flowers

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