Saturday, March 24, 2012

Full of Blooms

The bloom on the spring flowering trees is really beautiful this year. I think that they are loaded with more blooms than usual. With no late cold snaps to damage some of the buds we are enjoying unusual beauty. This Weeping Peach was planted about six years ago and has bloomed well every year.

The individual blooms are lovely and since there are so many blooms there will probably be lots of the little peaches produced. If this tree has a downside it would be when the peaches fall off in the fall and the area under the tree needs to be raked.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Spring must be here!! Though it offically won't be here for a few more days it certainly looks and feels like it around the garden.

The daffodils that we planted last fall are beginning to bloom.

These violas were also planted last fall. It has been so mild that they have bloomed off and on all though the warmer days of winter and now they are really putting on a show.

This is the first time that I have planted a hay basket type hanging planter in the fall but I am so pleased with the results that I am sure that I will repeat this again this fall.  I may put even more of the violas in pots since that keeps them out of the reach of the rabbits.

The hellebore's are in full bloom in the shade garden under the pine trees. It is wonderful to see blooms there this early. In a few weeks this area will be full of hosta and astillbe.