Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dreaming of Summer

We have had a very mild winter this year here in Michigan, below normal snow fall and temperatures. But for some reason this winter feels very long……. So I'm longing for spring planting and summer flowers. I've been scanning thru my pictures from last summer and thought I'd share.








Bleeding Hearts

Now aren't you longing for summer too? Are you starting to plan your gardening for this year? I'd love to hear about your garden and what you are going to plant. If you want another gardening fix look at our previous gardening post that features our hydrangeas.

Summer Blooms In Charlevoix

Still dreaming of summer!


Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

That does it, I am heading out to the garden center today. This makes me want to ditch my plans for a veggie garden for flowers instead. Jaw-dropping spectacular photography.

Olive Cooper said...

Beautiful. Love the coneflower. Deer will not eat them but I have trouble growing them. Things the deer eat I grow just fine.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

We Michiganders must be on the same wavelength! I posted my blooms from last year yesterday. I've only lived here since 2006 so I have never seen a winter like this here. I'm curious what to anticipate for blooming - timing and success - wondering what, if any impact there will be. Any clue?

Gayle said...

So lovely, adore your garden!! Yes, I am dreaming as well. Today as we have snow flurries I comfort myself with thoughts of tulips blooming in the Skagit Valley. They are the most beautiful site you can ever imagine as they grow them commercially there and ship them all over the world.

Tricia said...

What beautiful flowers you have in your garden! I'm wishing for spring and summer more than ever lately.

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...


I was just thinking earlier that I needed to send you a note and then I checked my email and you'd left a comment on my post!

Your flower photographs are amazing! They look professional, as in right out of a gardening book! Just beautiful.

I'm going to go look at your post regarding the jewelry. Thank you for some idea as to what that piece is. I've always wondered and thought someone in blogland will probably know!


p/s What I was going to send a note about is the Ramsign. I just got it a few days ago and LOVE it! I got one with our last name on it...since we live in a rental I didn't want it to be wasted on a house that's not mine! lol I want to keep it forever! Thank you again! I'm going to post about it sometime!

In My Wild Eden said...

Such beautiful pictures. I can't wait for the flowers to be blooming again! It's fun seeing you on Pinterest. It almost feels like running into a friend at the market.

val's alentejo said...

These photos are just beautiful.. looking at them , i am longing for the warmer days of spring..
Such a profusion of colour..
Thanks for sharing
Have a good weekend

Emilie's daughter said...

Your pictures make me long for summer - the flowers are so lovely - all of them! I haven't yet planned anything. Usually I stroll along the market and choose what catches my eyes! Enjoy your day! Christa

Carolyn said...

Oh! so much to look forward to! Love your photos especially the alliums.

I am hoping we all have an early spring this year!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness what gorgeous flowers. before I moved to Orlando, I grew up in Minnesota, yes, I remember the winters being so long, but there is nothing to compare to a northern spring!


Susan said...

Makes me dream of spring - thank you!

Custom Comforts said...

Beautiful blooms! Especially love the soft pink Columbine.

All Ways Designing said...

Oh, how pretty! I can't wait to see my Hydrangeas and Roses!!! I also love sitting on my swing on the patio creating jewelry or perhaps crocheting an afghan block...or other pretty!!

Love the Bleeding Hearts and Coneflowers.

I'm from Michigan, but the lowest southeastern corner of the state, Temperance. I've added you to my Blog List.

Happy PINKness Day!!

L. Starkey said...

What gorgeous I really have spring fever!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Laura! It's funny how winter is winter, mild or not. Seeing cheery flowers helps a lot!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

What pretty flowers. Guess what? It is snowing here in Colorado.. again!

Stephanie said...

YES YES YES! I want summer! I love your pictures, the last one is my fave with the dangling flowers.

Gypsy Heart said...

So, so beautiful! I adore flowers. I can only do pots as I live in an apt but I'm so anxious to get started. Thanks for amping up my desire! :-)


Carolyn Robbins said...

The Fucshia's are beautiful. I love the bleeding hearts too. Happy Pink Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Very well done photos. I love pansies and double begonias...going to look for some today. Happy Pink Saturday.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Laura, Oh my Goodness! Those flowers and your photographs are beautiful and amazing. How ever do you get shots like this? The colors are glorious.
The rose you ask about is mine and grows from the mother rose. I have these climbers all around the fence. I'm so happy to meet you.

the French Hutch

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Laura,
Oh my, your flowers are amazing and your photos, fabulous! I am so longing for warm weather! It's nasty here today but at least, no tornadoes! Have a lovely weekend.


Blessed Serendipity said...

Such pretty blooms. I just love the bleeding hearts, one of my favorite flowers.


Katherines Corner said...

beautiful, and filled with such vibrant colors. I do not long for summer heat but. I look forward to springtime blossoms. xo

Jann Olson said...

As I look out my window at the snow covered ground I am so longing for flowers! Same here, mild winter, but so ready for Spring! Your photos are just gorgeous. You spotlighted many of my favorites. I think I had some of all last year. Can't wait to see more!

Suffia said...

What beautiful blooms! I love your photos, they are amazing.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Your pictures are amazing Laura!!! I hope to create a garden where my Spunky baby used to sit under one of the trees. I won a book on Bonnie's blog Living with Thanksgiving and it has some great ideas. It will add some color to the backyard. We have a packet of seeds that came with the card from the vet's office after Spunky crossed over. My dad bought some fertilizer and soil. I hope to get started soon.

Mimi said...

Write now I'm just praying for spring. I don't have a garden, but I do have a boutique flower shop. I look forward to dressing up the front of the shop as I did last year to give it a french flower shop look.

Cozy Little House said...

Keep dreaming. It will be here soon. Such glorious flowers to scan as I drink my morning coffee.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful & so colorful... LOVE THE DAISIES!!! =)

Honey at 2805 said...

Fabulous! Fabulous! Flower & Photography! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I appreciate your participation!

very merry vintage style said...

Can't wait for my flowers... a few months off still but your pictures are inspiring. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style!

Pam said...

I'm with you. I can't wait to get out there and get my hands dirty. Love those begonia photos.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Wow! Your images are stunning, Laura! My flowers, shrubs and trees are just now blooming. And it's such a joy to see color emerging from the landscape once again.

The only thing I look forward to in summer is being able to be outside a lot and enjoy the longer daylight hours. I don't much care for the intense heat and humidity we get here.

Thanks for linking these lovely blooms to Time Travel Thursday!

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Zinnia said...

Beautiful images. Hard to choose a favorite but if I had to choose I choose löjtnandshjärtat. I wish you a nice weekend! Zinnia

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