Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Truth about Annie . . .

Well, it's official. All my much heralded anticipation and excitement about Spring arriving - and it's sprung already!
I am the type of person that always walks with my head up with a smile on. I was always told that a smile is the best thing a person could wear. I was also taught to walk with a book on my head for practicing good posture; some things just stick. Of course, in the Spring, I walk around my garden with my head facing the earth and bending/stooping quite often looking for Annie. Sweet Annie that is. You see, the truth about Sweet Annie is that it is a weed. I don't say that loud enough to offend the sweet thing. But shhhhhh, weed she is. She never grows where sowed, I have learned. Instead, in her whimsical way, she grows wherever the wind or birds may leave her and that is generally where you don't want her to be.
Stealthily each spring I walk around much like a gardening Sherlock Holmes, stalking the Annie . . .
Today I have found some already peeking up. I am certain that as the days grow even warmer and the sun shines even brighter that I shall be rewarded with more.

After a few more warm days, I shall dig this up and transplant it where I want her to be. I won't wait for her to grow much more; she likes to stay put to grow gracefully and fragrantly.

So what is the truth about Annie? The truth is, I never know where she will grow, I am just glad that she visits me each year.

Here is what else is blooming in my yard today:


This Pussy Willow already has opened it's little paws. I started this tree from
a sprig five years ago. It is very happy!

My baby tulip tree! Yea! It is getting ready
to bloom! I can hardly wait.

Happy Spring Everyone!


Donna said...

Three cheers for spring! Glad that you are getting some spring cheer to greet you already!

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, love the quince. Were you really taught to walk with a book on your head? Happy Spring, Blondie!

Donna said...

I love the pictures Blondie! You've come a long way with that camera...Glad Spring has Sprung...winter was starting to close in!
Happy night sweetie!hughugs

Anonymous said...

Ooo I can hardly wait for your tulip tree either- so unusual. I don't think I have ever seen one before.

Lovely to see our gardens wake up isn't it?

KKJD1 said...

What is sweet annie is it just a flower(weed) or herb or what? Never heard of a tulip tree but yours is beautiful and I must look for one myself! Happy Spring! Blessings,Karen

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Wow Blondie if you grow enough of it you can sell it to those of us who can grow it. I just love sweet Annie and it smells so wonderful. I don't care if it is a weed. Who made that rule anyway about it being a weed. If they had smelled it's wonderful aroma, they would call it a glorious flower. LOL! Can't wait to see your tulip? bloom. God bless.


tattered 'n torn prims said...

Love your new digs darlin'!!!! Very spring-ee lookin....and those pix are fab!!!

Have a springy Monday!!

twinklescrapbooks said...

Happy Spring! Love the pictures. :)

Amy said...

Blondie, I planted Sweet Annie for the first time last summer. I wonder where she will turn up this year???!!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

I have just taken another picture of the tulip tree; the weather has been SO changeable, I worried it would never open it's bud; will be posting the pic soon.
And Amy, keep looking down, I have had it grow in the middle of nowhere, literally no where NEAR where it was at originally. Wishing you many sweet annies.