Sunday, April 29, 2007

Spring has FINALLY sprung!!!

My Angel Face rose survived its first winter!! Look at those beautiful new deep maroon leaves! The New Dawn climbing rose also looks fantastic. I'm so happy both my roses made it through the cold and are both looking so fresh and healthy now that the warmer weather has finally arrived.

Basil on the left, lavender in the middle (they've grown, huh?) and Sweetie and Brandywine tomatoes on the end. I didn't plant as many seeds as I did last year, but that's partly because I'm trying to focus on perennials in the angel garden this year. Luckily vegetables and herbs seem to fulfill my need to seed.

Despite the rabbit attack, my willow bush seems to be doing just fine. This is its first spring, so I'm not entirely sure what those pink-tipped buds are going to do, but I can't wait to find out!

My Angel garden's very first bloom of the season! This is the bleeding heart my Mom gave me from her garden last spring. It struggled a little in the jungle the angel garden eventually became (lesson learned - you can actually cram too much in a small space) but I guess what doesn't kill you really does make you stronger, because it's as healthy as can be.

Here's the big clump of daisies my Auntie Margo gave me last fall from her beautiful garden. I wondered if they'd survive the transplant, and clearly they've more than survived. Look at them go! I can't wait to see these blooming and dancing in the sun!


Ruby said...

Spring IS definitely here.

Your plants and flowers seem to have weathered winter well.

I hope you'll post pictures when they're in full bloom :)

kate said...

Wow very nice! I can't wait to see Angel Face bloom!

This winter was very hard on my roses. I think it is because it was very warm until late and they all tried to put out new growth in October and got seriously frozen from that little adventure. I have totally lost one and am down to almost nothing on the others....yuk.