Monday, February 22, 2010

A Star Is Born

A few stars actually. They're gonna be the peacocks of my garden this spring!

My tulips have come up!!

They're still very shy at this point, but they're finally deciding to show their faces.

Well, maybe not quite faces, but the tops of their heads anyway :)



Can't remember which type I planted at the moment, I know they'll be bright red lol.

And my 'Ernest Markham' clematis has started to squeeze out buds as well...


Oh, and let's throw in a gratutious shot of the red-breasted woodpecker as he's celebrating the appearance of this new life!

15 comments:

Bernie said...

You must be so pleased to see these little beauties ... spring can't be too far away for you now!

Floridagirl said...

How exciting! The hope of spring!

Liza said...

Yay, spring!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Glad you're seeing some stars in your garden. I'm so bad with bulbs. I plant them and days later I forget what is where until they actually bloom. I'm still trying to find the Alliums I planted a few months ago.
'Ernest Markham' is one I've been wanting to add, can't wait to see yours in bloom.

Darla said...

Little signs of spring...love the Red-bellied Woodpecker.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Congratulations on the tulips! I can't wait to see them in bloom. I have a few in pots here, but have to stick to daffodils in the gardens. Gophers devour tulips here like they're caviar!

Kyna said...

Bernie, FG, Liza: You have no idea (actually you probably do lol) how glad I am to see those tulips popping up. I'm so tired of the drab of winter :P

Catherine: I'm the same way. Luckily the tulips only last for a season, so I don't have to worry about finding them again LOL. They just rot :(. My daffodils don't though, but I have those memorized! LOL

Darla: Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed yourself :D

CVF: Gophers don't get my tulips, the moisture does, unfortunately :( I've never tried growing tulips in pots. That would probably be pretty cool :D

debsgarden said...

It's so exciting to see those bulbs pushing up! Today is a drab, dreary day, but as I walked in the garden I saw little buds swelling and bulbs pushing up everywhere. Spring is coming! I know we are going to get some more frost, so I'm hoping tender plants won't grow too fast.

Noelle said...

Isn't this one of the most exciting parts of gardening - the very beginnings of plants starting to peek out :^)

Kyna said...

Deb and Noelle: Nothing cheers me up more than my daily afternoon tour of the garden happenings in the springtime :D

GardenJoy4Me said...

Kyna girl it is SNOWING big time here this morning so I am JEALOUS !! .. I am eyeing a new clematis "Joe Zary" Canadian bred girl ! .. look it up and see what you think ? .. also fallen for another climbing rose Ballerina .. I am hopeless this time of year severe garden sickness that needs garden medicine ? LOL
Love that chicken on the side bar .. I used to be a chicken fanatic .. roosters were a treasure : )

Kyna said...

Aw, and here I was unhappy it was raining this morning lol. I looked up the 'Joe Zary', is that ever an awesome looking clematis! I read somewhere that someone said it doesn't do as well in Southern gardens. I guess I'm the only Canuck that does well in the garden down here ;)
I'm glad you like Chicken in Boots! I wrote a small blog post about him a few weeks back. He's sitting on my kitchen windowsill, constantly looking surprised at something I'm doing lol.
Garden medicine...I was planning on being out there today, but the clouds are telling me no :P

Sunny said...

Looks like it's time to tip toe through the tulips :) I love the first signs of spring! I guess I better check my clematis plants for buds as well ...

Carol said...

Kyna, I am happy for your being able to enjoy the delights of first growth in your garden! It is so magical, but i will not be joining you for sometime as we have tons of snow! ;>)

Kyna said...

Sunny: Yes, I'm surprised mine have put out buds this early. It's just been so cold here...well, colder than normal anyway. Guess the clematis don't mind lol

Carol: Well, when you finally do get to spring, I'll be there to witness it for you too. :) And by the time your flowers are in full swing, my flowers will probably looking like crap from the heat and humidity. I swear, it's hard to grow anything from June to September here...