Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dreams of Spring

It's cold!  The frozen tundra outside my house only brings thoughts of Spring, and flowers, and what new ones I'll add to the gardens this year.  Kafka is dreaming of Spring too.
 Last year I added some bee balm and lightning speedwell to the front garden.

The Irises are doing so much better now that I thinned them out a bit.  They were far too crowded to bloom in '09, but they did amazingly well in '10!

Don't even get me started on the Clematis!!  They were gorgeous this summer!  They bloomed all the way into OCTOBER!!!  It was incredible.
I wish I had more pictures of the entire garden so I could show you.  That's okay, I'll get them this year with my fancy new camera.

Don't despair, Spring is coming and when it gets here I'll have NO time to do anything indoors.  To be honest, I can't wait.


Kira said...

I also can't wait. I have been thinking of how I will arrange my garden and what I will plant. And long hikes in the woods, and dirt! YAY. Just around the corner

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such wonderful pictures...the clematis ~ you are so lucky. I like speedwell too, and what a nice cat. But best of all are your beautiful stacked stone walls.

Pam said...

Your kitty is adorable. I have a ton of irises and I desperately need to thin them, but I always run out of steam in the fall and forget about them. You have beautiful flowers. Hopefully Spring will be here soon.

Leah Crowe said...

I'm so looking forward to spring.. sipping coffee in the mornings outside, letting the kids out to play again.. can't wait!! Love the photos of your clematis, so gorgeous.. and your kitty too :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Your garden looks so beautiful. My irises have got a bit out of hand too. They can be a bit thuggish, can't they? I thinned them a bit last year so hopefully this year they should be a bit better behaved!

Thanks so much for linking up.


jnspina said...

Wow what a garden. Amazingly beautiful! Great pics too. Love it all.

Michele said...

gorgeous photos!