Just wanted to show why I’m still not posting any spring flower photos. As you can see, it’ll be a while yet.
With a nod to Cathy at Words and Herbs, who hosts a weekly meme of photos taken of the same garden over the course of the growing season to note its evolution.
Below are some of the last year’s views for full circle comparison. It’s interesting to note that last year, spring’s arrival was a lot earlier. There is no way that the garden will look like this in 10 days’ time. We seem to be stuck in a cold and snowy weather pattern this year. Never a dull moment in the nature.
Looking forward to the next growing season!
I’m looking forward to the revealing Eliza 💛
🙂 Me, too, Val!
The new growth is just waiting to pop thru! Then: lots of colors! Every day I’m watching the snow gradually eb across the lawn.
Spring will arrive eventually!
We must accept all that nature provides!
I hope your spring does come soon. It must be so hard for you. Do you have somewhere to grow seeds early?
Thank you, Christina. Since we aren’t reliably frost-free until the end of May, I’m reluctant to start seeds. I need a cold-frame!
Eliza, we still have snow on the ground too. I have all kinds of seeds I want to plant, but can’t. If you see Spring, tell it to come to the East Coast too.
Your photos from last year are very pleasant to look at.
Thank you, Hien. NJ still has snow, too? I’m north of you in MA – it will be a while yet before I’m planting seeds!
Fantastic series of your beautiful garden, Eliza. The spring may be delayed this year, but these photos prove the natural flow is there.
Thank you, Jet. Gardeners must be patient. 🙂
Stunning! What wonderful transformations. So inspiring, and exactly the kind of perennial garden I’m aspiring to. Thanks for sharing, Eliza! xo Hugs, Gina~Inga
Thank you, Gina. I hope your garden blooms like crazy!
I am also looking forward to real start of spring and start seeing some flowers popping through but I think it will also be a while here in Montreal as the forecast is for -9C for tomorrow…blooming flowers aren’t in the cards for a while yet. (Suzanne)
We’re still in Winter-Spring, we have to wait for Spring-Spring! 😉
Similar view here too 😏 Nice to see what is coming though.
I’m watching the melted patches for the first sprouts of green. 😉
I love your time-lapse photos!
Thank you! It really is amazing, the progression through the year.
We’ve got from 1-6ft depending upon where you look. 🙂
Consider it drip irrigation. ;-D
When Nature decides to bless us we will love the beauty even more.
Very true! I just came in from a walk and feel blessed already – all the birds are singing on this first day of spring!
Hard to imagine all the little treasures that are hiding under that blanket of snow:-)
Oh, what a lovely thought! You’re right, they are just waiting for the sun to wake them up. 🙂
It is good to see those photos again Eliza – I will have to take a look back at mine too! My view is still in shade and still looking very brown and boring, but I’ll share a picture as soon as it gets a bit greener! 🙂
Do you have only the one garden or are there others? I was contemplating a different view this time round, but the others tend to have a shorter bloom time. ie, spring shade, June/July, or spring/fall with not much in the middle. My gardens tend to look similar year to year!
Same here Eliza. There is the top of the rockery – a rather small area – and then there is the south-west rockery too, but that gets dried up and frazzled in summer! I also don’t want too much of the house or fencing spoiling the photo, so I might pick two views for this year and alternate between them… 😉
Good idea! Or I suppose we could do views while a garden is ‘just before, middle and just after’ peak if its season is short. My shade garden is best in spring, then moves to foliage, which can get boring to feature every week.
Also a good idea – a spring, summer and autumn view… I’ll be chewing this over during the next few days as we have got a warmish spell forecast for the weekend and I hope to be outside a bit more. 🙂
I can’t wait to see this emerge!!
You and I, both!
What a lovely crop of snow! 😀
I’m rich with it! 😉
It was nice to revisit your garden. I bet it was good for you, too!!
Yes, it was a pleasant and reassuring journey. 😉 Thanks, Lisa.
In the meantime Eliza…chop wood, carry water ha! 🙂
Or carry wood, chop water! haha 🙂
Oh dear … worth the wait though!
Yes! Good practice for patience. 😉
May it come soon
Oh, bet you’re looking forward to those first spring flowers Eliza! I just posted a new coloring page on my website of spring flowers if you can no longer wait. It is a chilly 12°F in Clayton this morning. I love it here more and more (;
The wind chill today is definitely wintery, but tomorrow warmth returns. 🙂
Some of that white stuff has come our way, fortunately mainly on the high ground.
Winter isn’t over yet, despite what the calendar indicates!
What an ever changing rainbow- and so much to look forward to in the months ahead ❤
Yes, I do love watching this one from our deck over the course of a season.
You’ve got a lot to look forward to! 🙂
Every winter is a long period of anticipation!
Eliza – I love the comparison through the seasons. What an amazing bed, sunflowers and all. What is that gorgeous evergreen tree to the right … hmmm, maybe a blue spruce? A unique and lovely forest backdrop. Here on the west coast of Canada, spring is arriving much later as well. Cheers – Bruce
Thank you, Bruce. It is a blue spruce planted by the former owner and forced to compete with other trees, thus its lopsided form. There is a lot of ‘wild’ in my garden. 😉 I appreciate your visit!
It can be a tricky business gardening at this time of year
Par for the course here in New England. 😉
Look at all that white. I think the view has improved considerably with the warmer weather, I for one am happy to see that happen! Lets hope for plenty of beautiful sun-filled spring mornings 🙂
Amen to that – looking forward to deck-time!