Flowers in bloom–It’s really spring

May 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm Leave a comment

It seems that once spring was ready that everything in my garden began to bloom, albeit in their usual order. I am always excited about spring, seeing new life emerge  from the ground after a long cold winter such as we’ve had. I didn’t order seeds early but we have decided to build raised garden beds for our tomatoes and vegetables this year. We’ve purchased the lumber and other supplies and my husband is outdoors getting organized to start that project. With an interruption to get a lawn mower running. But that mower is now ready and we got our lawn mowed to test it out. So now our son-in-law can go home and mow their own lawn.

 

First came the daffodils, then grape hyaciths which are still in bloom. The daffodil blossoms are nearly spent, but the stems remain green and vibrant yet. This is how they looked last week.

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DSCF7066I love the combination of the purple hyacinths and the yellow daffodils together each spring.

 

 

DSCF6850 Before the grass began growing and greening and the leaves emerging from trees, the cardinal still hanging around in our cedar trees dared to emerge.

 

 

DSCF6852                                                                                                                                        The robin venturing out in the bare yard in early April

 

And now the tulips too, some in pink and the rest in red and yellow. Vibrant even under the settting of the sun.

 

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You can see the grape hyacinths still in bloom behind the tulips. Of course we had some narcissus and the aromatic white and purple hyacints in our garden. Pretty there, but I never bring those indoors.

 

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And this bunch of white flowers and I cannot remember if they are carpet of snow or phlox, but they are a nice contrast to the colours.

The pasque flower  in the back bed must have died off or been uprooted by small animals. I missed its pretty purple blooms this spring, but then everything was late. But in that place is the bleeding heart that will soon have white blossoms.

Today as I was cleaning up the flowerbed and rousting stray grape hyacinths, I saw that the coreopsis has buds. I’ll get pictures of those when they bloom. They are tiny but a cheery yellow colour.

There’s still more work to be done in the yard and of course I must still plant the morning glory seeds harvested at the end of last season. The beds will soon show off more colour and some of it will remain over summer.

Our soil is a mix of sand and other soil types and so most plant species I use are drought  tolerant. The exception would be vegetables other than carrots and tomatoes, but that’s the reason we’re making the raised beds. In those beds, we will put soil more suited to garden plants. Then perhaps our growing season for food will be more successful.

Enjoy the weekend.

 

 

Unless otherwise noted, the photos on this blog are the property of C. Wilker

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