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Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Has Sprung!

I know many of you, myself included, are more than ready for spring to arrive!
So today I thought I'd share with you the gorgeous spring blooms at our local botanical gardens
As members, we were invited the other day to a pre show, and WOW, what a show it was!
 We are so fortunate to have the gardens nearby, and walk Katie their nearly every day on their many trails and scenic drives.
  I snapped alot of pictures, so I will let them do most of the talking:)
 The scents were amazing!
 The conservatory had tons of stunning amaryllis, more than I have ever seen before!

 Isn't this flower fairy, below, charming and sweet?
 So many colors, it was a feast for the eyes!

 Just look at these gorgeous orchids!  They all are on one plant!
 Daffodils are favorites of mine, so cheery, I think!

 Wish you could smell everything!

 Ok, this isn't a flower, but I had to share.  The huge kumquat tree in the tropical dome was loaded!  I was oh so tempted to stuff one in my mouth:)
 Kites hanging from the ceiling add a fun and festive touch!
 The amaryllis blossoms were huge, each bloom larger than my outstretched hand!
Thanks for joining me on my little tour today!
Here is wishing spring comes early for us all!

19 comments:

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful, Donna! It must have smelled wonderful in there!

NanaDiana said...

I didn't realize that you had such a great botanical garden there, Donna. That is just gorgeous. I bet it smelled heavenly in there, too. I am so so so ready for Spring this year. xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Katie is one lucky puppy...What a gorgeous walk she gets everyday!

Carol

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful flowers and the smell must have been heavenly.
I am ready for Fall LOL - we skipped winter and had no Spring at all and we are now into HOT SUMMER weather. All my roses have bloomed and are getting new buds. the iris are blooming too.
I am trying to do a post, but haven't done one in so long I think I have forgotten how LOL

Bet Katie loves her walks. Have a great week my friend and hugs to your sweet girl.
Mary, Waldo and Lili

Trisha said...

So pretty and springy! My boss just accepted a job with our botanical garden and I am a bit jealous that she will be surrounded by so many pretty flowers everyday not to mention I will miss her! But now I have an excuse to go there and visit. Happy almost spring!

Trisha said...

So pretty and springy! My boss just accepted a job with our botanical garden and I am a bit jealous that she will be surrounded by so many pretty flowers everyday not to mention I will miss her! But now I have an excuse to go there and visit. Happy almost spring!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Donna,
Very beautiful photos. Gorgeous flowers and the garden statue of the fairy is adorable. I can almost smell the flowers delightful fragrance. Guess what we are expecting? Snow Thursday evening into Friday, here I thought Spring temps would stay.
Thanks for this pretty post,
xoxo,
Vera

BeachGypsy said...

Oh my gosh that place is GORGEOUS!! Such beautiful color! What pretty flowers! Could spend hours there!

hazel marec said...

Gorgeous flowers! I could almost smell them too! What a treat for you after such a rough winter! Thank you for sharing! Laura

Musings from Kim K. said...

We need to get the girls to our the Meijer Gardens before the butterflies are all gone. Such beautiful flowers. I'm sure it smelled heavenly! Such a wonderful tease with the warm temps on Monday but boy is it cold today with the wind chills. I think our big puddle of an ice rink refreeze over night.

Bente said...

So beautiful, dear Donna. Love the photos.

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Donna! The flowers are beautiful! I too, wished I could smell them! Looks like the snow is melting in the background. I hope Spring weather will grace you soon! It is here! About 80 degrees yesterday and today! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Donna, what a treat to see all these gorgeous blooms from your tour of the gardens. I love that darling garden fairy!!
The scents had to be heavenly.
How fun to walk Katie here each day. So inspiring and like you, we are so ready for springtime later this week to arrive!!
Thanks for sharing and
Happy St.Patrick's Day!
Hugs, CM

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I just love the bright colors of spring!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful pictures and color. Daffodils are my favorite spring flowers.

Cindy

BeachGypsy said...

Happy st Patricks day! Hope you're having a nice day!

Jan Tanis said...

Oh boy...SPRING!! I love all the photos of the flowers, especially the orchids and daffodils - my favorites!

I'm in the mood for spring myself - and changed my entire blog for Spring!!

Hugs,
Jan ♥

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Donna this is just what I needed to see - thank you for sharing this beauty!

Tete said...

Thank you- I needed a good dose of spring. Got rain today...but it will make those bulbs pop.