Sunday, March 22, 2009

Blossoms in Dandyland:













8 comments:

SBD said...

SPRING! glorious, beautiful, wondrous spring...no place on earth is as beautiful as home.

Cathy said...

Ohhhh I want to be there!

What are those gorgeous flame-colored blooms?

Dan Dutton said...

So true.

(That's a "firebush" as Cebah calls it ~ a very old flowering quince.)

Mary Beth said...

One of my little students came skipping in from recess bringing me half a walnut shell she'd stuffed with tiny wild geranium. I guess I'm not missing Spring after all!

SBD said...

How sweet, Mary Beth...
Some say KY is gaudy in the spring, i would not agree...

Apifera Farm said...

You are ahead of APifera. Our quince is ripe with buds though as are the fruit trees. we did hear the hummingbird - one of the many 'buzzies' who battle over property rights in the quince bush. The road in is lovely. This gives me a better sense of it.

Dan Dutton said...

Mary Beth, that comment is like a haiku, only better.

Dan Dutton said...

Hey Katherine! It is WAY too early for a hummingbird here. Our spring can swing wildly between freeze & balm, & we almost always have one late frost, ranging from a pinch to a disaster. Dandyland is actually in a micro-climate. If you look closely at a regional planting map, you'll see a little bubble above the border of the zone just at KY's southern line - that's us.

It makes planting the early garden a cross between a game of chance & a keen intuit.