Thursday, March 20, 2014

SPRING IS HERE, INSPIRATION THURSDAY

IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!


Seems only fitting that today is the first day of Spring.  How inspiring is this?  Isn't it so pretty?  We just love random wildflowers popping up in a landscape and when we saw this picture online, we just couldn't resist saving it for future farm landscaping reference.

We actually have exactly ONE tree on the property that flowers out like this, and now, we can envision flowers all around the base of it.  Of course, I guess the only downside is that they are fleeting, but then again, nature is like that.

Be inspired! 

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful sight. i just cant wait thank you for posting i enjoy your post very much lori

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how beautiful! i have lots of flowering trees. they make me sneeze!

Sue said...

That is one crazy beautiful scene. How I wish it looked like that here. It's snowing like mad right now. Spring, indeed!

Marcia said...

I'm amazed by that photo because I never knew you cold naturalize tulips. My experience is that unless you dig them up and divide them they stop blooming. Now daffodils are really good naturalizers.

Galestorm said...

Today is the first day I've seen sunshine in 4 days. Not only has the sun been shining, but it is warm outside today. This picture just adds to my day!

FionaG said...

Just beautiful. I love flowering trees, actually I just love flowers. We have lots of deciduous trees for the same reason except we celebrate Autumn with her magnificent coat of colours. We do have some Crepe Myrtles on the property which are quite stunning when in flower. That's the beauty of a property, so much land to play with!

Linda said...

That is a very pretty scene.

Hard to naturalize. You must be cultivar-specific in choosing those you plant, as only certain ones will work. Check here:

http://www.almanac.com/content/best-bulbs-naturalizing

Linda said...

I meant that tulips are hard to naturalize.

Practical Parsimony said...

Marcia, see my comment below about naturalizing tulips.
Linda

Tammy said...

Those aren't even the best ones for naturalizing...you want species tulips for that, not hybrids ( I have found ornage hyubrods come back best,t =hough, if it's hybrids you want).

Species tulips, again, are the best to naturalize.They aren't as showy, but do well on their own. T. clusiana, T. praecox, T. sylvestris, etc.

Tammy said...

http://www.texasgardener.com/pastissues/marapr10/Tulips.html

Linda said...

Thanks, Tammy. I am putting that link on my blog today.

1st Man said...

thank you! I hope your Spring comes soon wherever you are!!

1st Man said...

I'm sorry, I know they do that for lots of people. I am glad they don't for me or I'd be in trouble. At least you can enjoy the beauty from afar. :-)

1st Man said...

Snowing? In Spring? The nerve!! Ha. I hope you get warm and thaw soon.

1st Man said...

Thank you for that tip. I remembered something about daffodils. And Practical Parsimony, thanks so much for the link!!

1st Man said...

I'm happy, there is something so uplifting about seeing flowers and color. Here's to color for all of us soon!

1st Man said...

Aren't flowers such a pleasant thing to have in the landscape? Oh, Crepe Myrtles grow well there? That's one of the trees that does extremely well in our parts. Now there are none on the property YET, as you said that's the nice thing to be able to do. I just have to focus on the garden for now but I'll get to the flowering trees for sure and crepes will definitely be on the list. So pretty and flower all Summer long.

1st Man said...

You both are awesome for providing these links. Linda, I love the almanac link, great info there, and then Tammy, the Texas link is wonderful. Thank you, that's why I love this blog and having all you great online friends.