Thursday, March 25, 2010

Looking for Color

I was out in the yard today looking for an signs of color but didn't find much. But I have to show you one thing that excited me. Last summer a friend gave me a trillium to plant. I was so happy to have it because it reminds me of all the trilliums in the Smokey mountains.(one of my favorite places to visit).

The other day he came by the nursery and asked me if it had come out. I told him I had not seen it yet.But today, not only had it come back and brought it's sister but it was getting ready to bloom.For me, this is exciting! Love seeing new things bloom. Unfortunately I don't know which variety this is.I also had a few blooms on my Japanese magnolia. As summer ended last year it looked pretty tough. I thought it was on it's way out; but another surprise!And then I also noticed some of my ground phlox blooming. I have two little patches of this plant. I like this one because it's such low maintenance. It's only drawback is it blooms now and then is a little evergreen ground cover for the rest of the year.

With these few blooms and some warmer temps it definitely feels like spring now. Yippee!!!





36 comments:

Deb said...

pretty flowers...glad your having warmer temps....

Daisy said...

I loved seeing the color you found, Susie. Your flowers are really pretty! I think it is exciting when something new blooms too. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We don't have much spring up here either yet, Susie. I love your Trillium---for the same reason you like them. I love seeing Trillium in the Smokies!!!!

Your phlox are so pretty.. We have some--but it's still asleep!!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

I love seeing what's coming up in your yard! Beautiful pictures Susie! Hope you two have a good weekend with lots of sunshine!

Rose said...

I'd say you have lots of color in your garden, Susie! The trillium is such a dainty beauty, and I'm glad your magnolia is thriving once again. I'm worried about my crabapples after the way they looked last year; I'm crossing my fingers that they'll be in full bloom later this spring.

Becky said...

I love all your little peepers sissy!!! I don't have anything but my daylilies peeping out!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I bet you are happy to see some flowers! The trilliums are really pretty, I'd love to try some one day.
Glad Spring is finally showing up there!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Susie isn't it exciting to find the new blooms in the Spring? I haven't done much in my yard for a few years, but am making up for it this year. I have been working in it for 2 days and haven't even scratched the surface.
If you get a change drop by and check out my new blooms....
Molly

Ginger said...

Hey Susie! That trillium is nice. I didn't realize we could grow those here.

Jealous of your Japanese Magnolia! I just love those all over town right now.

Marlene said...

I see some color, so pretty. I agree with you the Smokey mountain are special. You made me remenber over 20 years ago my dad, a farmer originally from Cuba. Our first time there, he stoped the car, got out his eyes teared up and his knees buckeld. We couldn't get him back in the car. I need a vacation!
xxx
Marlene

A. Joy said...

Stop looking ~ you found it! Yay! Love the Magnolia. Our Peach trees started blooming a few weeks ago!! Hoping to get some peaches this year - it'll be a first for us!

KathyB. said...

Susie, that trillium is beautiful and much more colorful than the trilliums we have blooming all over our woods. When it is fully open is it still such a rich color?

Yo have a lot of color compared to what we have blooming here.Must be a wonderful sight for the eyes of a gardener looking for spring.

NatureStop said...

Hi Susie,
It's been a while since I worked on the PC.Enjoyed your posts.Sorry will only be visting on and off cos both my kids are driving me CRAZY:)

Shantana

Darla said...

Trilliums are neat....I'll have to watch my creeping Phlox that is supposed to bloom until frost, if so, I'll let you know it's name..

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Susie. Such a pretty trillium.

I've never planted creeping phlox for that reason, it has a very short bloom time here. I'm kind of waiting for Darla to let us know if her new phlox does bloom all summer.
Marnie

George said...

I'm very glad to see the color and blooms in your garden. Spring has taken a detour up here in Tennessee as we will be lucky to get to 40° today. Please send some of your warm weather up here and I'll share our color and blooms when they arrive!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Beautiful. I'm ready for warm weather and nice days!

Leedra said...

I don't have a book with me, but I do know I have only seen one dark red trillum in the Smokies. It was spring of 2008, went back to try to photograph it in 2009 and could not find it. Very lovely. Wish I had some trillum in my yard. Oh, well.

Jen said...

Doesn't winter seem like a distant memory now?
Enjoy!

Terri said...

Melissa and I went to a flower show here and they had trilliums for $25. We cracked up - there are thousands of them in the woods on the farm - at our next hike, we were counting up our money! :)

Lanny said...

Oh but what pretty color you did find! You know what they say about quality not quantity! I'm so glad that everyone is begining to get at least a little taste of spring, it makes me feel a little less guilty! The varigated foliage on the trilium is a delight in itself, thank you for sharing your treasure!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Yippee is right! Oh, you are so right about Trilliums representing the Smokies. It has been years since I have been there, but I don't think there is a lovelier place on earth than the Smokies in Springtime.

jen said...

Beautiful blooms!! The excitement of spring is so wonderful!! Hope your doing good Susie!

Jen

Meadowview Thymes said...

Just enough blooms to remind you spring is really here! Now we just the warm temps to go with the blooms! :)

Tipper said...

The first blooms of spring excite me to no end! Pretty pics!

Together We Save said...

Very pretty...hopefully the warmer weather will help the blooms to open up. I just love spring.

marmee said...

susie,
it is always exciting when something new for us blooms...love the trilliums. love the colour. enjoy your spring as colour does emerge.
happy easter.

Rosey Pollen said...

I am a huge fan of phlox. They also grow up here "wild" in the spring. Pretty Color!
Rosey

thewritegardener said...

What a pretty flower! We're seein lots of yellow here; forsythias and daffs are exploding.

We've had temps in the 80s here so it's felt more like summer cleaning instead of spring cleaning!

Jacquie said...

I love all the colors of Spring. Your flowers are beautiful!

Mountain Mama said...

I found you ar Beckie's and decided to visit. I'm glad I did. We seem to have a few things in common. Our Love for the Lord and getting our hands dirty.`
your Magnolia is absolutely gorgeous. I've never grown one and am not sure if they would survive here.
I will be back.

Karen and Lew said...

Came across your blog posting as I was scrolling at random through the blogspot blogs. We have a variety of trillium up here in New England. (I'm just outside of Boston.) I have been trying in vain to get it to grow in my shady back garden. Well, I went out the other day and I founded one little trillium plant. The only thing that has changed is that we got just over 14 inches of rain in March. It must have changed the acidity level of the soil. It's still early in the growing season. If I can keep the dog from trampling it and the husband from weed whacking it, it might just bloom later this year.

trailrider731 said...

ITS like MAGIC,,, seems like we get a tinge of green in the spring, then a couple days later, its like EVERYTHING IS GREEN and starting the blooms!!

seeya,
LM
the best is yet to come!!

Deb said...

love seeing everyone's blooms

perennialgardener said...

Ooh I love the bloom on that Trillium. I planted one last spring and I noticed the foliage emerging this week. Hopefully I'll get a bloom soon. :)

trailrider731 said...

GREAT PIX,

Isn't it amazing, one day , no color, nada, a few days later, an explosion of spring!

GODS WORK all!

seeya,
lm
the best is yet to come!