|Our pretty round flowerbed... The Daffodils are so pretty this year, and these Pansies are thriving... You can also see some Lilies beginning to pop up. (taken on 4/10/14)|
We had a terribly cold (but not too snowy) winter this year... This was the coldest winter for many years here ---so we have some damage to some of our plants/flowers that we haven't had before.. All of our Holly Bushes have been damaged some and are losing some of their leaves. The Azaleas don't look very healthy yet. Hopefully, all of these will come back. George thought we had lost quite a few roses ---but most of them have begun to show some signs of life, even though things are 'later' this year than usual.
We always plant Pansies in the Fall---and enjoy keeping them all winter since they are pretty hardy... They usuually bloom for us until it gets very hot in July. However, when we have several days of temperatures below zero, they do suffer. We probably have lost at least half of what we planted, but the ones that lived are doing GREAT right now!
So far, this spring, we've had some Crocus blooms, some Hyacinths and lots of Daffodils. Our ground cover (Minor Vinca--called Periwinkle) is hardy ---so it is doing great and blooming now. The Hostas seem to have made it and are beginning to grow. AND--we have some fantastic Tulips (although the deer ate some of ours while we were in Virginia last week)... George has now sprayed Liquid Fence --and that hopefully, will keep them away from our yard for awhile... BUT--we have to spray ALOT during the Spring and Summer... There are MANY deer in our area.
Get yourself another cuppa and sit back and enjoy the photos. Be sure to click on them for enlargements --although I hate it when Blogger doesn't include the explanations with each photo.... Thanks, Blogger. NOT! ha
|This was the last of some of our pretty Hyacinths. Those are the prettiest little flowers. (taken on 4/2/14)|
|Our ground cover (Periwinkle)--which we have all over the yard in areas which are hard to mow. We love this hardy little plant (which grows wild around here)---and once it is established and thick, no weeding is needed... Love it! (taken on 4/2/14)|
|A close-up of the pretty little BLUE Periwinkle blooms (taken on 4/2/14)|
|The side flowerbed (taken on 4/2/14) where you can see Periwinkle, Daffodils and Hyacinths;|
|The Pansies which made it through the winter are doing GREAT.... (taken on 4/10/14)|
|Dad Adams' Daffodils blooming beside the sidewalk in front of the garage; (taken on 4/10/14)|
|More of our groundcover, Periwinkle (taken on 4/10/14)|
|Another photo showing the Daffodils blooming along the side flowerbed (looking toward the back of the house); (taken on 4/10/14)|
|One of my favorite plants just beginning to gow, our HOSTA; We have several plants around the yard ---and I love it (again, if we can keep the deer away)... (taken on 4/10/14)|
|Finally, one more photo from the front of our house (taken on 4/10/14)|
Now---if you are a flower-lover, you might be asking why I am not featuring more Daffodils and Tulips.... WELL--there's a method in my madness. I have an entire post upcoming devoted to both of these beauties... SO--just wait!!!!! ha
Hope life is good for you. AND I hope you have a fabulous Monday.... OH--by the way, I keep meaning to say that I'm not neglecting my birds. In fact, there are 4 little blue eggs in the Bluebird Nest Box... SO---we'll have babies soon!!!! Yeah.