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Thursday, March 15, 2012

SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN THE COUNTRY


Today, an eye-popping array of flowering quince together with yellow forsythia  greeted me as  I rode down a country road toward my home . Together they have a spread of about twenty-five feet and a height of about ten feet -- one cannot miss their beauty. Early every spring I look forward to this huge rather wild showcase of spring blooming shrubs. They never fail to perform. 

My hyacinths were waiting for me when I got home. They are at their peak right now in my yard. With all the blooming,  a robin egg blue sky and the temperatures in the high 60s, how could I not wear a smile most of the day. 


For those of you that don't have any spring blooms in your yard may I suggest buying some pansies at your local nursery and planting them in some kind of container. Place the arrangement by your an entrance door that you use the most. The smiling pansy faces will make you smile reminding you that spring is again upon us.

The circle of life continues.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, so beautiful. I envy the hyacinths most because of their fragrance. Kentucky is about three weeks ahead of my part of the world. Yes, it will happen!
    But these last weeks or waiting are hard.

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    1. June -- that many weeks! Oh, it will fly by. Try the pansy bouquet outside your door. That is what I used to do when I lived in Michigan and I needed a boost of spring which was always a long time coming. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  2. Spring has sprung in my county as well and the pollen is affecting me more this year than ever!

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    1. Michelle -- the pollen is driving me crazy too. I am thinking it is perhaps our winter season -- above normal temps that is causing it. Just a guess. Thanks -- barbara

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  3. Maybe we should just print this photo and hang them on the wall - it would so the job :-)

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    1. I get what you mean -- placing the photo on the wall should give you the feel of spring. That might work. -- barbara

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  4. Beautiful! Hooray for spring. I just hope we avoid a hard freeze.

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    1. NCmountainwoman -- One never knows what the future has in store for us in April or even at the end of this month. Some freezing could spell devastation to crops and trees -- barbara

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  5. I enjoy this combination of color too. Great old bushes.

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  6. Grampy -- I read where flowering quince are mostly found around older homesteads in the country. They are not as popular around newer homes as they become so large. Too bad this is so. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  7. LOVE your first shot.. a spring quilt!

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    1. Birdman -- What a nice comment -- it does resemble a quilt somewhat -- thanks -- barbara

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  8. Beautiful flowers! Quince and forsythia were almost the first things I planted after we built our house!

    And I love the picture of your daughter and all those happy dogs! Bliss, indeed!

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    1. Vicki -- I think the quince/forsythia together make quite a statement on your place. The dogs and my daughter bond well as she is definitely a dog lover. Thanks -- barbara

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