Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wildcard Wednesday: Signs of Spring......In the Garden


The last few weeks I've been sharing some of the signs of spring throughout my house....little touches here & there.....mostly decorations.....but this week we have the first TRUE signs of spring........
the first blooms of the season!

If you remember, a few weeks ago, I shared about the knockout roses & my anticipation of them blooming again soon.
Well, guess what?  They're here! 
Not only did they start blooming this past week, but they took off with a vengeance.....

 There's something about the first blooms that just makes me giddy!  I love coming home after a hard day at work & pulling in the driveway to be greeted by all the colorful flowers!

We have a few other blooms in our front yard as well:

 And see that iron archway leading to our backyard?

Well, slowly we have some roses blooming on it as well......

.....and a couple more close by....

To give you a better idea, here's a few more pics of the yard:

{That's a globe blue spruce, but for some reason, in all the pics, it looks white!}

{You'll have to forgive the bags of mulch laying around....always a work in progress!}

And before I go, here's a few flowers my hubby brought home this week. 
{Okay, I admit, I'm cheating a little because they're not actually planted yet, but I just couldn't wait.  Plus, I had to show off the new turquoise pot I recently purchased at TJ Maxx!  Have I mentioned how much I love turquoise?}

Happy Spring!

{I'm linking with Wow Us Wednesday from Savvy Southern Style, Show & Tell Friday at Romantic Home, Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper, Mosaic Monday at The Little Red House, Fresh Cut Friday at Rose Vignettes, This Week in My Garden at Little Round Table, Bloomin Tuesday at Ms. Green Thumb Jean, Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer, & Open House at No Minimalist Here.  Check 'em out!}