Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!


Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!

~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"



18 comments:

  1. Happy Easter, to you, too! I've eaten all of my chocolate bunny, except the ears. (I always start at the bottom, have since I was a kid!) The squill (right?) are very cute. The only thing blooming here at the mo' are hyacinths and a chionodoxa that I don't remember buying (?!).

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  2. Thank you Monica!

    No chocolate bunnies here. I'm regretting putting the blinders on walking through the candy aisle when LM and I went grocery shopping Thursday! (There's always Walgreens! ;)

    Yep, those are squill. I think it's Scilla siberica 'Spring Beauty.' They're pass-alongs so I'm not positive.

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  3. ... and one of my first favorites to bloom (my squill are still hiding). Happy Easter, Linda!

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  4. Happy Easter Linda!
    Trying to get back in to the blogging world again - spring is around the corner - and I think we're finally turning the corner on the flood situation here. It's been a LONG winter. Look forward to reading your posts again ...

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  5. Such a lovely poem. And the squill are beautiful. Yea Spring!

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  6. I've never met a blue flower I didn't like Joey!

    Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter Beth!

    Good to see you're back. I shudder to think what winter must have been like in ND - it was bad enough in the Chicago area.

    Thank you Beckie! Now, if it would only start to FEEL like Spring!

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  7. I love blue flowers, too -- these are so spring-like, Linda. Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  8. Such a posative poem for Easter and Spring. Happy Easter to you!

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  9. Happy Easter! I think I might have the same chionodoxa as Monica because I don't remember planting mine either. Perhaps the fairies plant them.

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  10. thanks for stopping by my Blog!
    Have a great week! I am teaching a class this week at Boerner Botanical Garden this week on succulents. Now I know how you felt at The Chicago show! LOL

    Wish me luck!

    Vanessa

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  11. I hope your weekend was filled with delicious sweetness and gardening! gail

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  12. These lines are so appropriate for spring and Easter. It was a beautiful Easter Sunday yesterday, wasn't it? Hope you had a great day. April showers have arrived here today.

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  13. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I was supposed to be back at work today, but the cold, rainy weather has given me a reprieve!

    This morning I planted Casa Blanca and Stargazer lilies purchased at the Chicago garden show. My fingers were freezing, so I'm glad I got the rest of the planting done yesterday in the sunshine!

    Yesterday I planted winterberries, Annabelle, Endless Summer, and oakleaf hydrangeas, yellow wax bells, and Virginia bluebells.

    Saturday it was Heuchera 'Midnight Rose,'a bergenia, goatsbeard, Brunnera 'Jack Frost,' and two more hellebores.

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  14. Happy belated Easter. This has been one of our best yet. The trees and Spring plants are really put on a show.

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  15. Glad you had a wonderful Easter Anna! It's too chilly here for much of a spring show yet, but I just know warmer weather's right around the corner!

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  16. It looks as if they Easter Bunny took that shot! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

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