Today it is 70 degrees out (21 celsius) which makes it a lovely day to walk in my gardens and see what is growing. The front flowerbeds have begun to put forth new growth. Soon these red peony shoots will turn green and leafy.
Dandelions are cheerfully growing in places where I don’t want to have dandelions.
I have my first tulip blooms.
The spring star flowers and grape hyacinths are out in force.
In fact, the grape hyacinths have started invading the lawn. I love it and put off the first mowing until after they’re done blooming.
Above the invasion of grape hyacinths, you can see the grape row. I need to trim it back and build a better structure for them to grow on. I should do that soon before the vines start to leaf out.
Another trimming project is this pear tree that I’m trying to rescue from blight. Those last tall branches will come off as soon as I figure out how to put the chain back on the pole saw. When it grows out again, we’ll be able to watch for blight and trim it out.
The apricot tree is in full bloom, though some of the blooms got caught by a freeze, so I had to pick a bloom cluster that didn’t have freeze damage.
The first daffodils have made their appearance
I’ve got a birdbath, wind chime, and bee hotel to put up now that the weather is nice. I’ve already got this stacker feeder to draw birds into my patio space. Some day I need to sit outside long enough to catch pictures of the goldfinches which have started coming around. They look so dapper in their spring colors.
The new garden bed next to the patio is getting ready to bloom.
Parts of it are blooming already. This is going to be lovely spot to sit in the warm weeks to come.
Spring always gives me joy. Thanks for coming on this walk with me.