It is so lovely to see the green shoots of the larger, taller daffodils coming up, no flowers on most of these larger varieties yet, but they will surely come to delight us later in Spring.
The flowers of the tiny Tete a tete daffodils sheltering under the bamboo have decided to flower though and their tiny, courageous, perfect and pretty little sunny yellow flower heads being a smile to my face...
The pure white pretty snowdrops are in full flower now and I am very happy about just how many there are this year. Pure white and so simple yet so brave and the first to face the cold, the snow and the winds, yet looking so delicate and gorgeous.
I have gathered snowdrops slowly over years. Often they have been given as gifts especially from my Mum. I have fond memories of gathering them with her in the green from her garden and planting them in my own. A shared experience of continuity gardening often gives.
We were also given snowdrops as a gift from an elderly very kind lady who we used to walk our dogs with. I love it when memories and emotions are attached to plants and flowers.
The large Cameilla shrub has nice big fat buds all over it just waiting to burst into its beautiful pink flowers, may be in a few weeks we will see them. I will certainly share them here, it is quite a stunning sight as this shrub is so tall now !
The crocus are in flower too. Last time I looked there were none and now suddenly here they are ! I think they look like jewels in the garden. Small but bright and beautiful and shining out in the garden.
The yellow ones are proving a little shy hiding under the shade of the tree and for all when the sun goes in they return to the safety of a bud. However once the sun shines out especially the purple ones are turning their faces happily to the light and opening wide and beautiful, for it seems to soak up every last ray of goodness and nourishment from the sun!
They remind me to rest and heal and take in the goodness of the earth and I too take a minute to turn to the sun and stand there basking in its warm rays....
I am glad I planted more crocus last year and the year before. I love daffodils and crocus and all the spring flowers and I adore the slightly messy mix of shoots and flowers and leaves all coming up not quite where I planted them. The bulbs that naturalise and multiply themselves with little intervention from me. Little surprises to watch for each day now that bring happiness and hope...
I love to plant for a Spring garden and think that I always will.....
As this quote says:-
"I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth?"
In my wanderings around the garden I was accompanied by the beautiful birdsong all around me. So sunshine, flowers and birdsong, what a beautiful combination. It is no wonder that I Love Spring !
Are you seeing signs of Spring flowers yet in your garden or parks or fields near you ?
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