Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green - Just One Color Of Spring

Top o' the morning to ya on this fabulous St. Patrick's Day.

The sun is shining down on me here in the formerly frozen north, I've got my green on and the thought of beautiful blooms fill my brain. There are so many different varieties of flowers available to fill me with the blissful happiness of natures smiles. Which do I choose?

Tulips - their stately beauty and gentle lines take my breath away and leave me softened and ready to be filled with love.

Guarded within the old red wall's embrace,
Marshalled like soldiers in gay company,
The tulips stand arrayed. Here infantry
Wheels out into the sunlight. What bold grace
Sets off their tunics, white with crimson lace!
A Tulip Garden by Amy Lowell

Crocus - Delicate blooms of the gentlest color carpeting the ground, proceeding the grass to herold the coming of spring at last.

First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus -
Crocus. ~Lilja Rogers

Daffodils - The sunny yellows and pure whites beckon us to come enjoy a spot of tea.

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
Daffodils by William Wordsworth

Impatiens - The excited overachievers of the flower world, spreading their glorious colors.

Primrose, Lilacs and Peonies - Beauty in shrubbed form to brighten my day, but what to choose to line my way?

Sadly, the shrubbed flowers are not available to me this year, simply no room for them so I will have to enjoy them from a far. Darling Diva and I shall, however, indulge our visual needs with potted plants. Though the fields shall be reduced to bits, we are grateful to have the area to do something rather than nothing. :)

How about you out there, what flowers must you have in your gardens? What flowers make you smile?

Have a wonderful day and remember, anyone not wearing green today gets a pinch. Here's to hoping we all find someone sexy who forgot! hehe


Bekki Lynn said...

They all make me smile and feel giddy. I get excited to see the tips of tulips bursting from the once frozen earth, the springing up of the Star of Bethlehem outside my front door. I drag my husband around to see each newness I find.

Each new bloom, each new variety from the time they bud until they die off, takes my breath away.

I love the mixture of colors - the yellows, reds, pinks, purple, orange. I have Asiatic lilies in one of my beds, both in orange and yellow -- both are so brilliant in their own right you can't possibly choose.

I have a Double Delight rose that starts out red with yellow insert -- as the bloom begins to open, it turns pink and yellow. So beautiful, but the best thing of all. It smells pink. I know, I know, I've heard it before. Pink doesn't have a scent, but yes, it does. Everyone who smells it comes to the same conclusion. So, I renamed the rose in honor of my grandmother - Bernice. She loved everything pink.

It's supposed to reach 62 today. Yipee!

Serena Shay said...

Oh Bekki,
Your gardens sound positively gorgeous!

I grew Asiatic lilies for several years and they were so pretty that all I wanted to do is lay down amidst their blooms and dream.

Wow, the Double Delight rose sounds beautiful...maybe if we're good girls and boys you will share pictures of them with us? ~big pleading smile~

What a special way to remember your grandmother. :)

And yes, pink does have a smell! ;)

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, oh, thank you! For making this a bonnie St. Pat's day with all the *flowery* poetry and the visual descriptions of the flowers.
I adore most every bloom out there. A bevy of color and faces. How could I not?
Currently our daffodils and jonquils are budding. There's nothing like walking through a garden, or simply sitting and enjoying.
For several years, in another location, I planted a lot. Sunflowers, I had a couple of roses... lots of annuals... zinnias... now, my heath is not too cooperative.

Bekki, wow, I'd definitely like a tour. And, yes, pink does have a smell and so does red. My grandmother loved her roses, especially pink.

Serena Shay said...

You are welcome my dear Savanna. This years spring weather has been calling to my nurturing side. Warmer and sunnier than usual making me think of flowers. :)

Your past gardens sound lovely. Ooh Sunflowers, my darling diva wants one this year, but I'm not sure that will work in a pot. :(

Celia Yeary said...

SERENA--How beautiful! I love the poetry with each flower. Absolutely lovely and springlike. Thank you for the little touch of beauty.Celia

Serena Shay said...

Thanks Celia :) Happy Spring!

Lindsay Townsend said...

Wonderful post, Serena! Beautiful blooms, poetry and pic - a perfect spring celebration!