A look down the the path is seen through my favorite purchase last year, the arbor. The arbor has a Clematis on each side, both showing signs of new growth. I hope my vision of a flower framed shaded path will happen this year. It is probably the thing I am most looking forward to seeing.
At the end of the straight part of the path is the big Cedar tree. I see the perfect spot for a double Hellebore right in front of the Hydrangea, too bad we couldn't find one today at the nursery. After I finished with pictures I got all of the foliage cleaned up on my Hellebores, what a difference it makes!
My favorite Hydrangea across from the Cedar tree. I'm crossing my fingers for flowers this year. Last year a late freeze killed the flower buds. This year I'll be out with sheets to protect it if any more freezes are predicted.
Some of the Pulmonarias have buds. I divided this plant and spread it all down the path. I think it is 'Roy Davidson', it has done great under the Cedar tree.
Heading back down the path towards the pond you can see lots of bulbs sprouting. There are Bluebells, Snowflakes (leucojum), Crocus and Daffodils planted.
And my favorite picture of the day is my Littlest Gardener taking a little run down the path.
This week we have lots more rain predicted so it was nice to take advantage of a dry and sort of sunny day to enjoy being outside and breathing in a little fresh air.
Catherine, lovely pathway and the arbor will bring such joy with the clematis. The Hellebore are beautiful beneath the cedar, and yes that little gardener does bring a smile to ones face.ReplyDelete
I just want to ride the Fred Flintstone car down the path!! The Littliest Gardener looks like she has been sipping the Miracle Grow...ReplyDelete
I love your pathway! Your hellebores and hydrangea hopes remind me so much of my old Zone 7 garden. Can't wait to see the flower-lined path in summer!ReplyDelete
The look of the pathway will be a lot different, when the plants spring up for a bloom spree.... I guess it wont be far too long... Hmmm, the littlest really stress her favorite color again and again... ~bangchikReplyDelete
I see some blue pots like mine. Yeah... I, too, am out with a sheet to protect my hydrangeas...ReplyDelete
Keep the Green coming,
You have created such a beautiful garden in your back yard. It has to give you a lot of pleasure and you should be proud of your handiwork and skill.ReplyDelete
Hi Catherine, What a treat to get outside and enjoy searching for new growth today - it was much too windy here today for that. I love seeing your garden in the different seasons and waiting along with you to see the clematis fill your arbor with pretty blooms. The Littlest Gardener always puts a smile on my face - she must be such a delight as your garden assistant. I love all your bird activity too.ReplyDelete
I love your garden path Catherine. I want to walk down it now and any time of year. I can hardly wait to see this path at different times as things grow and fill in.ReplyDelete
Your youngest gardener looks ready for spring.
It looks like spring is already arriving in your garden. I'm looking forward to seeing it this year. Great pathway!ReplyDelete
Your garden is really starting to wake up! It is beautiful and I love the path with the arbor. Those blue containers really stand out. I have been debating what color to buy and that blue is really pretty.ReplyDelete
Your photos- of birds, your path, and the Littlest Gardener are always a delight to see. Isn't it wonderful to see growth returning to your flowers?!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos! You should really be a garden designer for your next career - you have such vision!ReplyDelete
Love the junco and littest gardener pictures especially!
This post really gives a layout of your yard. It's very nice the pond is so close to the deck. I'm hoping for your clemmies too-fingers crossed.ReplyDelete
The view through the arbor looks like a view into a promising new world. :)ReplyDelete
Love the picture of The Littlest Gardener, with her pink boots!
I would love an arbor someday....I look forward to seeing the Clematis growing up your arbor this summer. I am also looking forward to seeing your hydrangea in full bloom this summer - no hard freezes please :^)ReplyDelete
I love this part of your garden...and seeing your spring popping up...is so neat!ReplyDelete
I have said this before, but I really like the flagstone pathway. Very nice. I think Pulminaria is a great plant and underused in my area.ReplyDelete
As always, wonderful photos, Catherine! I just love the one of the cute fat junco sitting on the fence. You have a great view down that path through the arbor. It is going to look great with Clems growing on it. I had to read the caption on the pic of the Littlest Gardener to make sure it was her. Does she look older from behind, or has she shot up in just the last few days? LOL Love those pink Wellies!ReplyDelete
Perfect day for garden clean-up, felt more like April didn't it?! Love your side-garden path and that arbor is going to look amazing with all the clematis growing over it. I saw a leaf bud on my summer clematis today too, plus a lot of other things that were not poking out last week. Woo hoo! Great junco shot. Did you want the double hellebore after seeing the Tiger Mountain one? :) You have reminded me to go uncover my pulmonaria, I think it is buried under last fall's witch hazel leaves!ReplyDelete
PS Love the pic of the LG running. Are those pink boots covered with horses? They look an awful lot like some belonging to a certain family member of mine too!ReplyDelete
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Thanks for all your nice comments! Poor Littlest Gardener ended up with a stomach bug not long after I posted this. Hopefully she'll feel better in the morning.ReplyDelete
Karen - Her boots actually have Hello Kitty on them :)
Hi Catherine~~ I always enjoy photos of your garden. So much is going on. Your hellebore patches put mine to shame. The look healthy and vibrant. I hope you can find the double you're looking for. Your daughter is adorable. I like her wellies.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed walking down the path with you Catherine - your photos make me feel that I could just step into them. Have removed my hellebore leaves now - much later than usual because of the cold weather. They are not as advanced as yours but are just beginning to open :)ReplyDelete
Dear Catherine, Your hellebores are looking very good indeed. It does make such a difference to their appearance when all of last year's leaves are removed and they are given a feed and general tidy.ReplyDelete
Talking of feed clematis, as I am sure you probably know, are very hungry plants. Give those on either side of your new arbour a generous handful of compost mixed with some fish, blood and bone meal [not always easy to obtain these days] each month from now on.
The last shot was my favorite too, Catherine. Pure joyfulness in pink! It is looking so good, bulbs, hellebores, hydrangeas and clemmies, yummm! :-)ReplyDelete
Wow...my gosh that Junco is adorable..fabulous shot!!I love the Littlest Gardener at the end..like a little fairy tale book..! Beautiful post as always!!ReplyDelete
Catherine, you are torturing me with your talk of blue sky, bright sun, active birds and most of all WARMTH.ReplyDelete
Judging by the size of the trunk, your cedar tree must be huge.
It's always enjoyable to walk around your yard with you via the photos.
I am just waiting to see your clematis covered arbor:) The picture of the Littlest Gardener is very beautiful! My love to her.ReplyDelete
Great post Catherine! Your walkway is beautiful, I love the stonework of the part. It's so nice to see so much new growth, especially the hydrangea leaf buds, such a beautiful shade of green. Littlest Gardener looks very happy! :) RebeccaReplyDelete
This stroll warmed my bones today! The pic of a blurry child on a walking path tells me she had somewhere to be in the garden! Great pic indeed...ReplyDelete
It is a welcome sight to walk down your path today since mine is snow covered once again. You have so many little green things appearing along the path. Your fern is still green and so big behind your hellebores. One more in front of the hydrangea would fill it in huh? I hope your hydrangeas do not get hurt this winter either. It would be nice to have more blooms next summer. Mine were missing last summer also.ReplyDelete
Wasn't yesterday another incredible day! I was out weeding still when the moon came up and it was definately dark! Between having most of my garden in raised beds and this fairly unusual weather we have been experiencing, I have yet to run into a spot in my garden that I shouldn't be. But I have avoided the one known wet spot and I certainly would take the tractor out to the Market Strip in the pasture even though Pumpkin Lake is just a little mud puddle this year.ReplyDelete
Your helebores are just so lovely and your pansy pots on your deck, what a cheery little spot you have. If I was a little girl in a pink skirt and pink boots I would skip up and down that path all day too!
I've been collecting up all my old king size sheets and having them stationed on Cigar Porch for when we get the warning of a harsh freeze later on. I hope it doesn't come, even the skater in me is done with the idea of ice this year, too many things think it is spring already (including me).
Everyhing looks beautiful...but the photo of the Littlest Gardener & her pink boots is priceless.ReplyDelete
Spring comes so early for you! Your arbor is such a delight, and looks established already. Like the photo of the junco and the cute girl skipping down the path.ReplyDelete
That little gardener looks look a flower herself in that picture! :)ReplyDelete
Your hydrangea sure is on the run...mine looks like its trying to sprout some leaves, but I'm sure we have a couple of major frost left this 'winter'. My honeysuckle is trying to take off already though!
Great bird (Juncos) picture, Catherine.ReplyDelete
Great bird photos. Littlest gardener looks so cute - looks like she is skipping down the path. It sure does feel good to see the new growth. Can't wait to see your pretty stuff. I love your new archway.ReplyDelete
Loved that little junco photo!ReplyDelete
What glorious photos. The bird is my favorite one and you have such a wonderful garden, so peaceful and serene.ReplyDelete
The arbor and the stone path are lovely, even in winter. I can see that soon everything will be lush and beautiful with blooms. The atmosphere in your garden is so joyful. I am looking forward to your spring!ReplyDelete
Awww, your littlest gardener brightens the day for me! She's so cute. I hope she's feeling better now?ReplyDelete
I think it was such a good idea to put an arbor where you did ~ it frames your path so perfectly. I will hope with you that it's smothered in flowers this year. That would be gorgeous.
and yes, keep those sheets handy so we can see your hydrangea blooms as well. Don't you hate it when Mother Nature wipes out something you've been looking forward to? Happens almost every year to me. Thanks for walking us around your yard. It's definitely looking good (and about like April or May here!)
That was a wonderful walk! Btw, I love your header photo~gailReplyDelete
Ahhhh, I truly needed that this morning... your lovely backyard with all that new life coming forth the ground gives me hope... the bleak landscape of my garden, still under it's long long winter spell, indicates me I'd have to wait some more to see any life... (sigh) I'm so tire of winter! ;) and your "Littlest Gardener" is the cutest, what a perfect morning!ReplyDelete
Have a lovely day
Hi Catherine! I meant to comment yesterday bu the boy demanded my attention... Lovely photos of the garden this time of month. I think your hydrangea is slightly ahead of mine, and definitely more leaf buds.ReplyDelete
The trellis, path and pond are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
What colors of clematis did you plant to grow on the arch?
What a great tour of your garden! It's really waking up, isn't it?ReplyDelete
Wow, your camera takes excellent pictures. Of course you do too! Glad you showed which camera you use, it's helpful insight for me.
Thank you! :-)
Your garden is beautiful even in the middle of winter! How exciting to see some things close to blooming. We are still frozen solid where I am... the winters here in New England really are sooooo loooong... we've still got another month and a half of bad weather ahead of us.ReplyDelete
Just so precious to have a few moments of warm sunshine this time of year! Everything seems to be waking up!ReplyDelete