Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to JULY!!!! Our Lilies are blooming now... So gorgeous!!! Here is one of my many favorites! Meet DIZZY.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What a Difference...

Last Thursday (April 1st) was the day that we drove to Hendersonville and noticed all of the beautiful spring colors THERE. WELL-it's been FOUR days since that trip ---and GUESS WHAT????? We have LOTS of color and beauty now right here in Fairfield Glade. We've had almost summer-like conditions since last Thursday---so everything is beginning to show their colors!!!!

Here are some pictures taken yesterday afternoon around our yard... Above are some of the many different TULIPS in bloom near the back deck. The yellowish/white ones are named Purissima and the multi-colored ones are named Haley's Comet. Below are more!!!

This year, we have had two colors of HYACINTHS in our yard, dark purple ones and these pretty pink ones. Their name is Red Rocket. Pretty, aren't they?

Here is a picture of our side flowerbed ---along with some of the many areas of blooming ground cover around our yard, PERIWINKLE. In this side flowerbed are planted Crocuses, Hyacinths, Daffodils (several varieties), Tulips, Lilies, Daylilies, and Irises.

I love HOSTA.... I have them planted in several places throughout the yard. I love to watch them pop up from the ground and then grow!!!!! Awesome!!!

The little blue flowers on our PERIWINKLE ground cover are just gorgeous against the green leaves and grass. We have Periwinkle around our yard in areas where mowing is difficult , and in areas where it's too shady for grass to grow. Along with the Periwinkle ground cover, we also have some English Ivy --but it isn't very pretty yet.

The Purissima TULIPS are even blooming in the new flowerbed beside the road.

Here is our lower front yard ---looking toward our rock bed and toward the woodpile in the back yard. Note that the rose bushes are growing now---and loving this weather. We may have some roses in bloom by the first of May --depending upon our April weather of course. You can also see all of the little Daffodils (Narcissus) in this picture. For those of you who were following my blog a year ago, you may remember these little Daffodils --which I have named the DAD ADAMS DAFFODILS (since he gave these to us).

This is the upper side of our front yard. You can see the Daffodils blooming in the two round beds --along with some of the Periwinkle in the distance. After George fertilized the yard, the grass has 'greened up' really well.

I have lots more pictures to share, and George has taken some great macros. SO---I'll close saying that there will definitely be more to come. I'm THRILLED that spring is HERE.