Sunday, April 30, 2017

Welcome Spring!

It's really looking like Spring in our yard!  This time of year, Bob and I go out and walk around the yard most every evening. It's so fun to see what's flowering and what's popping open.  Come walk with me and see what is what's blooming in our yard right now.

There are lots of flowers blooming, including the wild violets in our wooded area.



 The candytuft adds a nice spot of white in the back yard.



 This is a red twigged dogwood.  I love the red color of the branches.



I always enjoy seeing the bleeding heart bloom.



 This is our crab apple tree - almost ready to burst into bloom!




 I love seeing the dogwood bloom!



 And the daffodils are always such a cheery sight!




 This is a snowball bush. I love the texture of the leaves, and the flowers will soon open.




This is an oak leaf hydrangea.  The leaves stay very tightly rolled for some time.  Here they are glowing in the sun and are finally opening up!



 This is Brunea. It has silvery leaves and these dainty blue flowers.




 The grape hyacinths are tiny but look pretty in a group against the trees.




 Grecian Windflowers are also little, but make a nice splash of color when planted in a group.




The hosta are growing several inches a day.  I love seeing them line the walkway.


Here's my gardener - surveying his work!

Thursday, April 27, 2017