Our first tomato of the year was early! But yummy!
|We bought a new clematis thinking the one we planted last year had died. Wouldn't you know it, the old one popped up the day after we planted the new. Still, the red and white blooms should mix nicely.|
We divided the hostas for the first time this spring. We'll do it again in the fall! Easy, and double the plants!
We learned our lesson using old dirt last year. The rail pots never did take off, but this year they are already looking lush and full, and it's not even May!
This was a gorgeous Thursday morning sunrise.
Our friendly neighborhood geese visit at last once a day to clean up under the bird feeders.
This Viburnum Opulus "Roseum," commonly known as a Snowball Bush, is on the east side of the house, but has only had one bloom since we moved here four summers ago. It didn't help that a certain someone sprayed it and nearly killed it two years ago. But I'm happy to report that as of April 2016, it has returned and is thriving and currently has dozens of beautiful lime green blooms (which will gradually go from green to pure white over the next few weeks.)
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow..." Isaiah 1:18
This has been one of the earliest springs we can remember, with the flowering trees in bloom the first week of March! We're just praying we don't have a late freeze! But oh, how beautiful everything is! Here are just a few of the views around our house:
|A beautiful sunrise March 18.|
|A stunning sunset March 11.|
| The Profusion Crabapple we planted last June|
burst into bloom almost overnight March 19.
The garden is fading, but cooler days have brought a few things to life again as well.
|We declared the tomatoes DONE mid-October since the vine kept knocking over the cage! But tomatoes have been a wonderful experiment and we'll have another vine next year. (Sure glad I didn't plant two though!!) Maybe it's time to finally try fried green tomatoes?|