In My Spring Garden

I have been taking a lot of pictures around our yard and gardens this spring.

flowering crab treeWe have these great flowering crab apple trees that look like giant blossoms in spring.

flowering crab in front yard

The bleeding heart shrub proves to be spectacular every year.

bleeding heart bush

Great close-up subject for drawing practice.

bleeding heart flowersSomehow, we even got white flowers out of the same plant. I think they are so mystical looking, especially with those rain drops on the leaves.

white bleeding heart flowers

We planted more bulbs last fall, which I had forgotten about, so these were a nice surprise.

new pink and white tulips

These tulips are my favorite!

my favorite tulips!

Check out these gorgeous dahlias I found at the farmers market today.

red and white dahliaI wish they were perennials around here, but our climate is a little too cold for them to last past summer.

purple dahlia

Isn’t planting season the best?! Once we get past the last chance for frost, I will be planting the vegetable garden, which will be strictly a salsa garden this year, and annuals in our containers. I can’t wait to get cosmos and zinnias too. I hope it looks as nice around here as a botanical garden by July!

8 thoughts on “In My Spring Garden

  1. Your yard is absolutely gorgeous! And a salsa garden would be great! I’m hoping for one this fall. Fall gardens do the best here with our extreme heat.

  2. I bet your yard is the envy of all the neighbors!!! What stunning flowers you have to look at each day. I planted a bunch of bulbs last year, but half of them went in the ground up-side-down…oops! I’ll know next time—I’m still a new gardener!!! Your pics provide lots of inspiration.

  3. I love Spring! You know you can dig the dahlia bulbs up and plant them again in the spring right?
    I don’t think I’d have the patience to do that, but you can…
    We planted some herbs and veggies yesterday.

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