U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Early Spring Garden Pictures

With warmer temperatures and more sun, the garden is changing every day.
Chinese rhubarb. Its first leaves are beautiful:

It grew well in the container last season. 

Clematis montana got a haircut:

Japanese maples are awakening:


Another arch with Clematis montana. It receives less sun than the first one and is not as tangled as it.
But, I also gave it a cut.

The third arch supports a climbing rose.
The branches are needed to be placed horizontally to give more blooms:

Narcissus very often get some snow after they start blooming.
This year, instead of snow, they've been hit by hail twice already.

Pussy willow is finishing blooming:

Daphne is blooming for the first time in my garden. It was planted in 2013.

Linchen is a show star before the leaves come on the trees:

Moss enjoys cool moist weather:

Hellebore also likes our climate:

Grape hyacinths bring my favorite color to the garden:

Japanese ilex hedge reached the desired height and needs to be watched and trimmed timely:

Helleborus foetidus:

Camelia growing in the container has lots of blooms:

I hope you enjoy the signs of spring in your garden.

***Copyright 2014 TatyanaS


  1. Good morning, Tatyana. You hear this all the time but your photographs are gorgeous! You have a great eye! Your garden is waking up and you've captured the beauty of the season with your lens. Congratulations on the first flowering of your Daphne! I thought of you recently when I visited Lakewold Gardens and remembered your great posts from there.

    1. Peter, I've never visited Lakewold Gardens so early in spring. It should be very special there!
      I'm happy that you like my photographs! Thank you for your kind words!

  2. Great photos, especially the Hellebores.

  3. Beautiful colours and leaves and everything !

    1. Thank you Dani! It's a beautiful time of the year!

  4. Wow, what glorious beauty!!! I just loved seeing those pussy willows, as I've never seen them in that stage before.

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

    1. Lorraine, thank you! Those puffs make me smile!

  5. I'm curious, Tatyana. Did you leave your windmill palm outside during the freezes? It is pictured in the 5th photo from the top. I love that photo, especially the rocks embedded within the garden bed to the right. ... Congrats on the Daphne. It is so incredibly fragrant, isn't it? I'm so glad it's spring.

    1. Grace, the containers with palms are very heavy, so we never move them. Sometimes, I throw blankets around the palm trees' trunks. This winter was pretty mild, and I did nothing. I think those trees are Mediterranean palms.

  6. I haven't been by in way too long. Your garden looks fabulous this spring Tatyana. It looks that way every season I've seen it tho. Your photos are spectacular (also as always.) I am ready for spring after looking at them although it will be a while before my garden is blooming like yours... Hope all is well with you.

    1. Kathleen, I'm so glad you stopped by! We were lucky to have a warm winter. I hope your spring will be beautiful!

  7. Thanks for the beautiful tour, Tatyana! I'm so hopeful that spring will actually happen here in the north, too. I'm definitely curious to see which plants survived the brutal winter! Your garden looks glorious!

    1. Thank you Beth! It's the end of March... Will you get summer right after the winter?

  8. Lovely as always - especially those anemones. What a gorgeous shade of blue! There's nothing like it in early spring.

  9. So many little surprises as the garden comes back to life.

  10. It is always a pleasure to see the garden awakening! Your daphne is lovely with its first blooms! As always, your images are delightful. I am happy that my garden is also awakening. My Japanese maples are a pastel wash of color now as their young leaves unfold.

  11. Beautiful!!! Yes, spring has arrived here also. Isn't it glorious?

  12. Beautiful photos! I'm so glad spring is finally showing her face. You are much farther along than we are but we'll be catching up soon. I love that camellia!

  13. Hi Tatyana, your garden certainly looks springish :-)! I can imagine that there is tons of work to do for you right now in such a big magnificent garden like yours! I really love the daintiness of the blue anemone and you are right, the Chinese rhubarb leaves are incredible pretty. Happy spring to you and your garden!

  14. Hi Tatyana, what a gorgeous garden. You are so blessed. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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