The first crocus and here along the lower drive where I planted the naked ladies last year. Many may remember. A whole line of leaves coming up. I hope you can see them if you click and enlarge the picture. This really makes me happy. The thick leaves come up in the spring and then die back and then in August and September the shoots of flowers pop up out of the ground.. I want to get some ground cover like creeping phlox growing around them. Right now there is only rotten wood chips.
Looking up under the big oak tree in the front I saw something else which comes up every year. It is a wildflower but have not been able to identify it. Looks like a buttercup and has a distinctive leaf.
When we first built up here on the mountain we soon realized that about all the gardening you could do was rock gardening so that's what I had up at the other house. But this is one wildflower I don't remember seeing until we moved down here along the road. Our 7/8 of an acre is heavily wooded and pretty rustic. The leaves lay where they fall until they blow to the neighbors, she thinks, But I do get them away from the house and shrubs.
Now they say that we are due some rain so that's where we get our spring flowers.
I also have something to show that isn't completely finished. Need the binding whipped down which I am doing while watching TV tonight.
This is the Chexx Mixx quilt. Swapped blocks from a couple years ago and I finally got it quilted. The one I was doing in the basement on my Juki. I'm not sure you can see the quilting but the border is plain to see. I did a free motion of a round of hearts in the setting squares of blue. Not very good I'm, afraid. Mainly because I couldn't see some of the markings on the lighter blues. I do want to go back and repair a couple but it's done. Also very heavy. I used an old Polly batting to get rid of it and it has been so long since I used this type that I didn't realize how heavy it made the quilt. I'm binding it in the light beige.
This is all for tonight want to watch the Amazing Race so hope you enjoyed looking at my little bit of Spring.