Friday, February 15, 2013

Spring-Time in a Bottle

I thought I'd bottle up a little bouquet of spring for this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to show you what's blooming in my garden this cold February day.

Pictured are 'Ice Follies,' 'Fortune', and 'Grand Primo' Daffodils, as well as Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata) and the tiny white blooms of my earliest blooming spiraea called 'Mellow Yellow.'   The foliage of the spiraea emerges lime green after these sweet little blooms fade away.

I sure wish you could smell the 'Grand Primo' daffodils 
They are so fragrant!!

Narcissus tazetta 'Grand Primo'

My spring-time in a bottle has inspired me to rewrite an old Jim Croce song....

If I could save springtime in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every bloom
Till Eternity passes away
Just to share them with you

If I could make spring last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every bloom like a treasure and then,
Again, I would share them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To post the pictures of the blooms
Once I take them
I've looked around enough to know
That daffodils are the ones I want to grow
in springtime 

Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!   

Visit Carol @ May Dreams Gardens to see what's blooming around the world.

Toni :-)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure your garden is especially beautiful in the Spring. Have a great weekend:)

  2. The goodies from your garden are treasures! I wish I could smell your 'Grand Primo' daffodils too!

  3. Beautiful post, and I really like your tagline.

    Blessings and Happy GBBD from south Mississippi!

  4. Daffodils are the ones I want to grow in springtime, too. It seems like too many to plant a hundred in the fall. In the spring, a thousand would have been too few.

  5. That is the spirit! Spring is just around the corner and I can't wait!

  6. Thanks for sharing the bouquet and the song. I'm looking forward to similar blooms--probably in about a month. Your color combinations are so cheery!

  7. You have selected a beautiful song to go with your photo o a pretty arrangement. The colours are so refreshing and pleasing to the eyes.

  8. Hi Toni, I'm so happy you posted daffodil pictures, they are beautiful and great inspiration for the daffodil lampshade I'm working on right now. We're still under a good 2' of snow but it's wonderful to see signs of Spring in blogland!

  9. This was a nice idea with your spring bouquet and I especially enjoyed your song re-write...very clever! We are still under snow but it is finally melting and the daffodils will be up soon...thanks for sharing!

  10. So pretty! I just love white daffodils. And your little spirea - too adorable!

  11. My daff blooms are several weeks away but it doesn't stop me from checking them every day to see what their up to! Love the bouquet. :o)

  12. Toni, just moved to Rockwall last summer and we are just beginning to turn our yard into something pretty. Are you all having the garden tour this year? I can't seem to find a date. If you see this would you please let me know.


    1. Hi Stacey, I just sent you an email listing the upcoming garden tours in our area. I hope you can make it to some of them.

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