Garden Making a Late Spring Statement

“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” ~Walter C. Hagen

Lots finally growing although not quite blooming. In my old garden I had a succession of blooms, but here I am restricted so I wait. Plants, bushes, seeds all moving slowly, but progressing.

The Japanese maple is fully leafed out and looking gorgeous in the orange colors. You can see it setting seeds at the top of the post.

My Korean lilac and allium still slowly opening the flowers…can’t wait.

Lavender also setting flowers so will have some flowers soon for vases.

Morning glory as well as sweet peas pictured above which will climb quickly up the trellis. I also planted lots of seeds for zinnia, cosmos, sunflower and nasturtium. As well as California poppy, nigella and calendula that reseeded in the beds and were planted in containers. These will take many weeks before I see blooms so need to get some annual flowers from the nursery to put in my containers this week.

Veggies are coming along especially with the heat wave although slugs are eating some of my lettuces to a nub.

Radishes are getting fatter. We have to net them to keep the bunnies away.

With a lull in blooms, my husband brought home some flowers for a vase.

These carnations are such a lovely double pink.

They are lasting a long time.

With this vase, I am joining in with the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, from Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden.

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. 

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12 Replies to “Garden Making a Late Spring Statement”

  1. Your carnations are beautiful and I’ll bet they smell delicious too.
    Your garden operates on such a different schedule than mine! My sweet peas are an overgrown nightmare of sorts (my own fault as I didn’t thin them as well as I should). The first ones started bloomed in February (early even here) but the majority didn’t join in until late April/early May. They’re now plentiful but also well above my head and hard to pick and their foliage looks awful due to the mildew promoted by our lingering marine layer.

    1. Yes I sowed the seeds in April and had to wait for consistent warmth. Spring here vacillates and swings cold to hot. We are currently in the 80s and just had 50s and 60s.

  2. I am so glad your spring is finally progressing Donna. And at what a pace! Your lavender buds are almost as fat as mine! Love the carnations. They are one of my favourites if I buy myself flowers, as they do last so well. Have a great week!

  3. I wish I could slo-mo spring, it is such a wonderful season and always seems to fly by. Only a month until solstice!

  4. What a glorious colour those carnations are – the colour of the blackcurrant ice cream I used to sometimes make when I still grew blackcurrants. You are doing well to be patient, waiting for your blooms , Donna, especially remembering the succession in your previous garden

  5. By now, I’m sure lots has changed with the warm weather. Your Japanese maple really stands out against the color of your home, it is lovely. Speaking of lovely, your husband certainly did pick out a beautiful color of carnations.

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