Welcome to Boxwood Cottage!

So glad that you found me! My blog is about everything I love like gardening, decorating my home & garden and crafting. Although I'm from Germany I write my blog in English so that hopefully every visitor can read it. Hope you'll stay a while and will leave me a comment so that I know that you were here! xoxo Carola

Saturday, April 14, 2007

It feels like summer here!

You won't believe it, but we had 25 degrees celsius yesterday (that is 77 fahrenheit) and it is supposed to stay this warm for the next three days as well! Everything is growing so fast now! I took the following pictures last Sunday and will take new ones this Sunday so I can compare what a difference a week makes.

Above is my new little autumn border, but right now I love the spring color blue with the grape hyacinths! And the blue of the pansies, anemones & hyacinths in the next pictures:

The only soft yellow in my garden at the moment comes from these daffodils:

The red bleeding heart is gently open it heart shaped blooms:

More gorgeous pansies:

And I love my ranunculus in all different colors:

Pink tulips soon to bloom in full beauty:

My Auricula is opening it first blooms:

All my roses are growing so fast! Yesterday I even saw the first buds!

My Magnolia has already finished blooming now, but I loved it's pure white flowers!

Some more eye candy picture from my garden for you:

Oh I know I have to put the Easter deco away now *sigh*

Now I have to go out in the garden, potting more flowers. Have a wonderful weekend dear blogging friends and readers! xox


purple cucumbers folk art said...

passing threw,come over 4 a visit

Crafty Gardener said...

How lovely to see all the flowers in bloom in your garden. One day soon ... my garden will wake up.

Anita said...

Yes Carol, the sun is finally coming back to this part of Germany!

I am just taking a break from gardening and sunbathing, it's really HOT outside.... ;-))

Have great week-end and enjoy all your beautiful flowers!

P.S.: Ich werde Deine weissen Staudenwicken gleich säen! Und dann bekam ich vorhin ein Päckchen aus Skandinavien mit weißen "Schwazäugigen Susannen", wow! Wie geht es den weissen Tagetes bei Dir, keimt schon was?

Anonymous said...

Oh Carol your garden is just beautiful! I can't believe the weather you are having. We are still experiencing unseasonably cold weather here. Nothing is blooming, all is cold and dormant. Your pictures are just what the doctor ordered. I can at least pretend I am there soaking in the beauty of your flowers and sun. Hugs, TWT.

MariaJ said...

You really have a hot weather there? Has the climate forgotten it should be spring not summer, haa...Well, we dont complain dont we. (We will have +18 tomorrow) I absolutely adore your pansies too, those red ones are the same I have here. So nice to share same flowers. Cant wait to see your tulips open...

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog today for the first time...I'm there...your photos are awesome...I will definitely visit everyday to see more awesomeness...do you sell your photographs for framing...many of them would look perfect in my house.


Joanne said...

I love all your blue flowers - absolutely beautiful!

Alberta said...

Carol...love your garden and the photos really show it off! We got up to 11'C yesterday and I was excited...still have the odd frost night though. Spring will eventually make its way into northern AB, I'm sure.

Allison said...

Your pictures are just stunning Carol - you really do a great job with your photos. And your garden is so beautiful. Those flowers are amazing!!
allie from minneapolis

Lis said...

Jetzt ist die Sonne ja endlich auch bei euch Nordlichtern angekommen. :-) Hier bei uns ist es schon seit vielen Tagen trocken und sehr warm und die Osterglocken sind hier schön längst verblüht.
Deine schönen Fotos hab ich zum Teil ja schon im Forum bewundert, aber ich schaue sie mir immer wieder sehr gerne an.
So eine Aurikel hab ich auch seit kurzem und bin ganz begeister von ihr. Hoffentlich versamt sie sich so gut wie meine Primeln, dann hätte ich bald den ganzen Garten voller Aurikel :-))
Einen schönen Sonntag noch und viel Spass im Garten
LG Lis

Naturegirl said...

Carol I am jealous! Look at all the wonderful blossoms in your garden! It looks like summer never mind that it feels like summer! We continue to have 2C cold weather..ho hum..however
Love your garden photos! hugs NG

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

My goodness! Carol - I think it looks like summer your way! I still only have my crocuses opening in my yard. My daffodils are not open, my tulips are just starting to come up from the ground... and we are supposed to have a Nor'easter tonight! I am fortunate I am able to look at your lovely blog and share in your springtime!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Your garden is a feats for the eyes Carola.

We enjoyed the first outdoor day today.

Birgit said...

Hallo Carol, wenn Du Zeit hast schau in mein blog. Habe Dich für einen Thinking Blog Award nominiert. Liebe Grüße, Birgit

Ragged Roses said...

Your garden is so pretty. Isn't this weather amazing. We had our first poppy open this morning! Let;s hope that it continues and the poor flowers don't come in for a nasty shock!
Enjoy your garden.
Kim x

stadtgarten said...

Bei uns waren auch das ganze Wochenende hochsommerliche Temperaturen. Ich finde es schön,aber es macht doch auch Angst, denn es ist ja wirlich erst Mitte April!

Und Du hast wieder alles so schön dekoriert, ich genieße es immer wieder, Deine Fotos anzuschauen.
LG, Monika

cammyk said...

Just found your blog and I love it. Your garden is just amazing. I can't wait to get out and work in my garden. The weather here has just not been cooperating. Can't wait to visit again soon.

Hillside Garden said...


auch ich bin dabei, die Osterdeko wegzuräumen! Leider habe ich keine so schöne Magolie wie du, aber in meinem nächsten Garten ist sie eingeplant. Dafür hab ich jetzt ganz viele Baummagnolien fotografiert, die ich euch so lange präsentieren werde, bis ihr sie nicht mehr sehen könnt!
Wie schön, dass du es so warm hattest, hier waren es 28 Grad.


SchneiderHein said...

Hallo Carol, hast Du einen Namen für Deine schöne Magnolie? Unser Name ist irgendwie im Laufe der 10 Jahre verloren gegangen und es könnte sein, dass es sich um eine ähnliche Gattung handelt (unser Post dazu ist noch in Vorbereitung).
Unsere Osterdeko muß heute auch endlich verschwinden. Die Zweige vertrocknen in der Hitze und in den jetzt grünen Sträuchern passen die Eier nicht mehr. Bei uns kommt jetzt die dekoärmere Zeit, aber ich hoffe bei Dir gibt es weiterhin schöne Dinge zu entdecken!
Liebe Grüße aus Hannover Silke

Twinkle Pink said...

Hi Carol We are enjoying good weather too!! I like it just like this, lovely and warm not too hot .... oh bliss!

It's great to see all your flowers coming up. Roses are my favourite, I can't wait to see my roses finally bloom.

best wishes Ginny

Lallee said...

Carol, I just love looking at your garden. All your blooms and variety of containers and art are just beautiful. I feel like I've visited an enchanted garden each time.

We had some much needed rain here. I think my little flowers will be much happier now.


Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Carol,
We are having amazingly hot weather in the UK too!
Bluebells are flowering a few weeks early, as are many other wild flowers.

Your garden is as beautiful as ever - the flowers are certainly enjoying the warm conditions.
Niki x

linda t said...

Oh Carol, I have been looking forward to seeing all your lovely flowers as they bloom! Keep those glorious pictures coming! They brighten my day!

Jill said...

I hope you don't mind....I mentioned you on my blog.

rusty in miami said...

Your pansies are gorgeous, I don’t see reds like that around here

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

You garden photos are gorgeous! Just beautiful!!!!

It is just cold and rainy here... I am jealous!


Yolanda Elizabet said...

Yes, it was very warm in Holland too, about 28 C. Today (Tuesday) it's a bit cooler, around 18 C, which is still nice of course.

Thanks for all the eye candy from your lovely garden. One of my roses is in flower already!!! Can you believe it? It's half April!

BTW What a beautiful glass bunny you've got, very pretty!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Dear Carol....
Just popped over to say Hi and let you know that I’m getting back into the swing of things. Thank you for the get well wishes you left for me, my recovery is going well, I shall be happier when I can get going in my garden again, but nevertheless, its good to be home.

Your garden is looking very beautiful and yes, hasn’t the weather been glorious. Luv - Marion

Joanna said...

I'm going to have to go back through all your posts and spot all your lovely easter bunny's as I have not been keeping up with things in blog land. Your garden is looking wonderful, we have had wonderful summer weather too. I have been digging flower beds and digging up ground elder. I'm so hoping to make my garden as pretty as yours.


Your garden is just beautiful and the visit was so much more than I had hopped for, Thank you so much. connie from Texas

Sugar Bear said...

So beautiful and peaceful. It must be all the more stunning in person.

Mrs. Staggs said...

You are inspiring me to get busy in my garden! I need to make a few changes this year. It was pouring rain this morning, but now it's lovely and sunny. Still a little cool though.
Everything is beautiful Carol!

Mia said...

Looking at your fantastic photos makes me realize the difference in the climate between Germany and Norway! So many flowers in bloom in your garden! And the weatherforcast threatened us with sleet and snow for the night! But my spring bulbs are blooming and my perennials have had a good start. But your photos (as always) are something else...

Regarding the geranium in my blog; unfortunately I do not know the type. I have had it for several years, and when I bought it, it did not have a label (I do wish it had, because several people have asked me the same question).

paige said...

your garden is stunning!
you visited my blog a while back & asked why i hadn't updated....well, i've been busy doing just that! so come on back for a visit.
take care!

Sharon Kay said...

Your pictures of beautiful flowers are just wonderful. To grow a flower and have a garden is one thing.....but then to take a photo of the beauty like you do is truly a talent.

One Crabapple said...

Everything is so beautiful here.

Just like a magazine !

So glad your weather is cheery and bright and warm.

Like You !

xo- S.

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Everything is always so beautiful at Carol's place. Thanks for the spring inspiration!

Southern Heart said...

Very beautiful!! I'm always so inspired when I visit you~


Anonymous said...

Your home and are garden are so wonderful. Has a magazine published photos of your home? It would make such a beautiful story in a magazine.

Rosa said...

When you're finished there, jump on a plane and come do my garden! hehe. I haven't visited in so long but saw you in a comment and had to come and see what you were up to. I am still enjoying my little items from your town and think of it often. Glad to see you are well. (I too need to put my Easter things away. Aw, no rush, right?)

oldflowers4me said...

oh my, what joy you must get , your garden is divine, i love your pansy's.

Barbara said...

Habe ich doch wieder einen wunderschönen Gartenblog entdeckt.Natürlich werde ich mal wieder vorbeischauen! Liebe Grüße Barbara

Ida said...

Wonderful and inspiering!
Every single picture and flower!
Wishing you a great springtime!
Best regard from Ida. (:

anita said...

*sigh* What beauty...I'd love to have tea in your gardens!

Sonia ~ C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Your garden pictures looks like something out of a magazine. How wonderful. And I love ranaculus flowers, don't they just smell heavenly!!!
Sonia :o)


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