Spring is definitely here! We have so much blooming right now, including our crab apple tree which looks and smells like a beautiful, giant bouquet.
It’s such a fun time of year to hang out in our backyard and explore! You never know what treasures you’re going to find. Hope you’re taking time to stop and smell the spring flowers.
We are starting to see more and more signs of spring around here. This week we have new daffodils blooming and buds s.l.o.w.l.y. starting to open on some of our vines, shrubs and trees.
Sometimes you have to look closely to find treasures in the wild.
look – a small skull! how cool is that!
look – a mallard couple, probably stopping by to ask for directions to the nearest pond!
We finished all our spring clean-up chores, so now I’m ready to plant some spring pansies and spruce up our patio with a few flowering containers and baskets.
It’s such a fun time of year to start exploring our backyard again! You never know what treasures you’re going to find.
We are starting to see more and more signs of spring around here. All kinds of birds have returned, which is wonderful to hear in the early mornings and at dusk, a chorus of robins, grackles and mourning doves.
It’s such a fun time of year to start exploring our backyard again!
I’m anxious to look for more signs of spring, to find more buds opening and bulbs popping up and blooming. This week’s yard chores include raking the lawn, getting fresh mulch for all of the garden beds, and planting pansies.
On my weekend treasure-hunting excursions throughout our gardens, I found a few tulips in bloom that the rabbits haven’t eaten.
Some of the tulips came up in places different than where we planted them. I think the squirrels have been busy rearranging things for us.
I love looking at our neighbors’s gardens which are chock-full of colorful tulips. Since I didn’t have time to plant more bulbs last fall, I am cherishing the few tulips we do have. And making a note to self to plant more bulbs in fall. I think I’ll try to plant late-blooming tulips since the rabbits love to eat the early-blooming tulips which are some of the first plants to come back to life after a dormant winter.
It’s always exciting when our bleeding heart shrubs start to bloom. They are such a delicate, dainty plant. They grow right next to our front porch, making it so inviting and fresh. We like that they spread because we find more new shrubs in different places each year.
Happy treasure hunting!
It’s always fascinating to watch buds on the trees open in spring and transform from tiny buds to looking like flowers to unfurling into leaves.
Our trees have been a little slow this year to awaken to spring, so I’ve been anxiously watching for the buds to start to open. Hope you’re out looking for signs of spring!
Spring is my favorite season because everything comes back to life revealing so many cheerful pops of color. More and more signs of spring are popping up after our 6-day marathon of clouds, cold and rain finally moved on.
There are buds on the trees and birds gathering for their nests and combing the grass for bugs and seeds.
I was finally able to dig in the dirt, plant a few cool-weather annuals, and make our first trip to the garden center. Very relaxing and energizing!
Hope you are enjoying spring too!
April showers bring May flowers. We are certainly having a lot of April showers lately, so I’m hoping we see lots of flowers in May. We are ever so slowly seeing signs of spring with bits of green here and there.
Most of our bulbs – tulips and crocus – have been eaten by the rabbits this spring, except for this lonely daffodil. We have some other daffodil clusters that are a bit behind so I’m looking forward to seeing their pops of yellow soon. It’s been a couple years since we planted new bulbs, so planting more will be high on my list for fall chores.
Last weekend I noticed some of the buds on our trees are starting to open and show some of that spring green color I love so much. Looking forward to find more signs of spring over the next week.
Our farmers market opened this weekend. That’s a sure sign that spring is here. We went early this time, and it was still a little chilly.
The first market of the season doesn’t usually have a lot of produce, but there’s always bakery, coffee and cheese to sample.
These cow cookies always make me smile.
We always buy two monster cookies from the Amish farmer. They are SO scrumptious!
It was refreshing to see the perennials and herbs available this early.
It was wonderful to see so many pops of color and soak up fresh air and warm sunshine all weekend. Hope you enjoyed a nice spring weekend too.