So many of you have been writing of waiting and watching for spring..me too. While searching for a certain picture of one of our grand girls, I found these pictures of Spring last year at our house.
The ornamental drawf cherry tree was an Easter gift to my husband a few years ago. And while it doesn't look drawf to me, it does have glorious blooms. We enjoy it more every year!
I also gave him a drwaf ornamental plum at the same time but don't have a picture of it. Probably because it has not done quite as well. We are still hoping though.
The tulips out did themselves last year. I plant mostly in small groups, here and there. There is a term for this...but can't think of it now. I like spots of color any where I can put them. I am often surprised when something comes up and I don't remember planting it there! Usually, I am pleased that it did though. I planted more tulips last fall and am waiting (patiently?) to see what come up where, and what colors I have. I like to buy the mixed bulbs and plant them 3 0r 4 to a spot. Then the early ones bloom first and mid ones next, followed by the late variety. Then I have color for a long time in the same spot.
Last year was an exceptionally good year here for spring flowers as it stayed cool for a long time. The year before, we had a really warm spell..it was in the 70's for days. And all of the flowers soon were spent. So I don't mind at all a slow to warm spring.
My daffodils, or March flowers as my grandmother called them, did very well, also. I planted more of them in more varieties. So am anxious to see what they look like. Can you see the blue fowers on the ground cover? I wish I could find a blue as true as this in something else. I love the color.
At least the sun is out today. And I can start to think spring is one the way! Keep posting your signs of spring and one day it will be Spring!
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