Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Sunshine and Rain.... Ahhhh Spring!

This morning when we woke up it was raining hard. You could hear it hitting the house. By 9AM, the sun was brightly shining. After experiencing 2 years of drought, we are very grateful for any rain. Yesterday my dear sweet Brittany was here to spend the day. While she was talking to someone on the phone, I did a quick yard tour to check up on the progress of Spring. I did not realize until this year that Hyacinths multiply like daffodils do. This was just one plant last year. I think this is the third year for this plant.

This one is only on its third year as well, but it has 4 plants coming up in one spot.

Can you Sedum yet? The Sedum is doing really well. Does anyone know if it is too late to divide it and plant some in another spot?

This is our Bradford Pear. We just planted it last Spring. I can't wait to see it in bloom. They are one of the first to bloom and one of the last blazes in the Autumn.

This is my Flowering Crab Apple tree. When a friend gave it to me, it was just a stick about 6 inches tall. I did not think it would survive in my yard. I have really tried to guard it by placing stake near it, etc. It is almost as tall as me now.

There are little patches of daffodils all up and down the driveway. They just keep spreading and getting thicker.

Here are the ones on the north side of the house. They are finally blooming. The one on the far left is a double daffodil.

I need help on how to set my camera to take pictures of yellow flowers. They almost never turn out. :( HELP!!!!

I went and checked out the herb garden. Here is one of the mints coming up. There are also chives coming up.

I found this tulip on the back of the house.

This cat loves to lay in my flower pots. Once I plant something in them, I have to put skewers in the dirt to keep him off. He is supposed to be off hunting, not lazing in my pots on the porch. He is still a bit raggedy looking, but he is looking better than he was.

What flowers are showing their lovely blooms at your house?


Secondhand Blessings said...

Beautiful cat!
You must live in a warmer area than me. My flowers are just now starting to bloom, and my mint hasn't even came up yet.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Things definitely look like spring your way! All we have is a bunch of snow covering the ground...nothing growing yet.

Glad to hear that you got the rain you needed...droughts are tough. We have more than enough moisture for now but that will probably change about July or so!