Late Spring Blooms

Most of the blooms are shot from spots around my own backyard, but I also can’t help myself when I’m at our garden centers to pull out my iPhone and have some fun!

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Blooming

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I am noticing spots of color popping up here and there on our weekend drives and around our own yard. Daffodils and forsythia have been the first to arrive; so sunny they almost shout “spring is here!” There are many other promising shoots showing up as well! We found out that we have a pear tree which will have blossoms soon along with a lovely white cherry blossom tree. I noticed the giant fuzzy bumblebees are out working overtime, so I cannot wait to see the results of their hard work!

The koi fish have unfrozen and come back to life in the little pond we have. I’ve been researching them and almost gave them all away until I found out the importance they play in the balance of the pond…. so I’m only giving half of them away!! The real chore will be to spring clean the pond – this involves rubber gloves, draining the fishy water and pressure washing the basin and stones. I am sure to blog about that experience! Keeping it positive… I truly do love how the previous owners built it as a creek tumbling down into the pond. It is so peaceful. I look forward to getting water plants and flowers for the area.

We are putting in a fence for our pool (required) but are extending it so that our shepherd Bailey has some room to run off leash.  This will allow me to plant a greater variety  of flowers without the deer eating them. I have more research to do and maybe finding a local garden club!

Spring continues to show signs of color and warming trends! The Northeast seasons are definitely to be experienced and enjoyed!

Kim

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Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
~L.H. Bailey