Saturday, March 28, 2009

Colorful and fragrant

The magnolias are blooming in St. Stephan's Green again. The trees look amazing, their flowers glowing from the distance, inviting you to come for a closer look.

Thalia daffodils in my garden, I forgot they were in that spot, and the wind entangles their blooms into the nearby rose thorns. Must move them!

Some adorable little daffodils, they came in a bag of mixed minis.

This daff is also in St. Stephan's Green, looking a bit frayed.

Forget-me-nots spread themselves all over my garden.

Some tulips my hubby bought for me, from a mixed bag. Anticipation.. what will they look like when their petals open?


poor tree...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

wild celadine

Yesterday we took a stroll around the countryside, and came across several patches of celadine by the roadside. It makes a lovely carpet of color.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Here's a common view all over Ireland on St. Patrick's Day.. grass and daffodils. Have a crackin good day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Garden Blogger Bloomday for March 2009

Happy Springtime from Ireland!

The weather has been getting a bit warmer, flowers are popping up all over, especially the yellow colors.

Our cat Pippin enjoys the warmth against the fence, behind the daffodils.

The last of the snowdrops still blooming in the shady spots. The snowdrops in sunny spots are faded already.

Wallflowers are beginning to open.

The forsythia has opened up a sprinkling of yellow flowers.

Euphorbia octapus-sucker-like flowers have been out for a while.

The heather too has been blooming for more than a month, still looking lovely.

There's a teeny tiny blue wildflower blooming here and there. This might be a veronica of some sort? Not sure. There are 4 pale blue petals, and it's very very small, maybe smaller than my baby fingernail.

Daisies blooming in the grass.

Another unknown wildflower. It's very pretty, looks almost like buttercups. Maybe celandine?


And more daffodils.
See what's blooming all over the world, visit Carol's blog for links to Garden Bloggers everywhere, as we welcome in spring in the north and autumn in the south.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Last month's flowers in the snow

I've been neglecting my garden blog. So, I'll take some photos of my spring flowers over the next few days, just in time for the Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. Meanwhile, here are a few photos of flowers in my garden during mid Feb., during a rare week of snow.