Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring in Lower Michigan

Spring has finally arrived and I've been soaking it all in like a sponge!

Please join me in a little walk around Aunt May's Cottage.....(click on any photo to enlarge)

Believe it or not, this is a tulip... I don't know the name, but it opens rather flat and not the usual cupped shape.




Also comes in red which looks a lot like a poppy to me...



Leopard's Bane (DORONICUM)...


Daffodil (NARCISSUS)...


These mini Tulips are only about 2 1/2" across, in a bed of Lemon Balm. I use Lemon Balm a lot in summer lemonade and iced tea. Mmmmm....



Hyacinths in a bed of black raspberries. I'll make some yummy preserves from those in late June.
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The west end of the cottage is filled with Windflower (ANOEMONE) in various shades of blues, purples and a little white......


Hmmm....looks like this fence needs a whitewash job. I kinda like it all chippy like that, though. What do you think? More Windflower......



More tulips peeking around the cottage corner....



Here, we come upon a large bed of daffodils under the big Maple tree. You can almost see the cottage in the background behind the honeysuckle bushes and vines that crawl up the potting shed walls. This bed is edged with big rocks that I picked up in the yard the first year we lived here. When the daffodils die down, several other species of perennials will take their place.

Thanks for joining me on a little botanical tour of the cottage gardens. We must do this again in the summer as it will be totally different then....

9 comments:

Connie said...

Beautiful, my sweet friend. I like the circle of daffodils the best though. Can't wait to see what you plant in there next!
xoxo,
Connie

The Victorian Parlor said...

It's all gorgeous! I really like those tulips-I've nver seen any like that:).

Blessings,

Kim

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Bertie, even your grounds are BEAUTIFUL and so tastefully done! I didn't know you are quite the gardener, too! Thanks so much for sharing such loveliness with us.

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Dolly said...

Miss Bertie thank you for sharing your spring blooms with us!
Mine are just about 4 inches out of the ground! It will be awhile before they bloom!
Oh how I love tulips and daffodils in the spring....so dainty and pretty!

Miss ya,
Hugz, Dolly

Secondhandrose said...

Bertie, we have those little mini white daffodils to. You sure have alot blooming. Happy Spring.
karen

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful Spring flowers with us, it's so pretty.

Julie said...

Love the fence the way it is!! Don't paint it!!!

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vickie said...

Oh Bertie, these pictures are wonderful. They show alot of work and love.
hugs,
Vickie