A walk in the early spring garden, skip this if you don’t adore flowers!.

A few pictures of early spring, just starting to pop. It has been a wet, cold & late winter ย this year, so not our best spring but still …. Here’s a few early pictures I took of my waking garden after a long winter, Warning if you don’tย trulyย adore flower shots, skip this! I meanย it, you’ll be bored silly.

We’re starting our walk from here
This way…
My oriental poppies, not sure of the name, Queen Elizabeth? or something like that?
The coral color of these poppies makes my heart all a twitter
I really can’t think of words to describe this peony

“just” rugosa” roses, minimal care, loads of beauty
Graham Thomas-David Austin- talk about about petal count
Another David Austin rose-Heritage I think
I love this variety of white foxglove among the pink roses
Another shot-Heritage I think
Yet another David Austin rose

ย You might say I like roses, last count I had 56 bushes, mostly the old fashioned looking ย types, like the David Austins.

A lovely old variety of rodies. I’d never heard of this bush til I moved here.

Believeย it or not, I’m trying toย exercise some restraint with showing ย the multitudes of pictures I take in the garden. Many persons would reasonably ask, “How can any one person take so many shots of flowers?”.

Remember, I told you to skip this post if you don’t go ga-ga over flowers, fair warning.

One quick story, when my husband and I were a courtin’, he showed me the yard and it was in ย a bit of a bad shape. ย  He said do you enjoy gardening?, slyly,ย hoping for someone who would take it in hand, loved weeding and all. I said with anย uncharacteristicallyย firm tone in my voice, coming from Nevada as I did, “I hate gardening! “. ย Holding up one of my perfectly groomed hands with the long nails [former manicurist] I added, rather loudly “It would ruin my manicure!”. He married me anyway…

And after I saw my first peony bloom in the back yard, I found my hidden inner gardener real fast! Never knew it was there!



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About Myself & My Approach Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. by my teens I had narrowed my focus to painting. I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild at 15, the youngest member at that time. I was completely out of place, I tried to go unnoticed, a mute fly on the wall, with a big smile pasted on my face. I've continued to paint most of my life. After a move to Oregon years later, I was introduced to quilting and fell in love. I was introduced to quilting & fell in love. In time I missed the creative freedom painting made possible. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. There are often many changes and adjustments along the way. The result can often be surprizing. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. I make creative decisions, choices, directions as they present themselves. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction. I love that element of surprize! Sometimes I have one that I especially like, I can't wait to show someone. At that moment l feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. Iโ€™ve had some of my work published in several magazines. which is exciting. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased art quilt. Word press https://barbaraharmsfiberart.com Etsy shop-sales https://barbaraharms.com Contact: inquiry barbaraharmsfiberart@icloud.com.com Personal Links

6 thoughts on “A walk in the early spring garden, skip this if you don’t adore flowers!.

    1. Wendy dear,
      You are one busy little lady, you’re our rising star girl, don’t you remember?. Save your gardening days, til you’re old and grey [like moi] and have the time for gardening! Til then, keep up all your wonderful work and raising your little miss baby.


  1. Barb,
    I would gladly look at more flowers. I live in Plano,Texas ( actually just north of Dallas ha ha) I hate gardening because it is so blasted hot here most of the time. even at dawn. I do have a lot of irises but they got rained out this year. My magnolia tree went bonkers and smells like heaven, but is now pretty much gone by now as it is nearing 100 degrees daily now..
    See you in ETsy.

    cathy (dotqueen)


    1. Well I was from Las Vegas,NV. IE- The desert-You run from the AC in your house, to AC in your car, to AC where ever you’re going, and so on, didn’t look at too many flowers in that heat!
      So I feel your pain sister!!


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