I’m a little late with this post because I was worried that we would have another snow storm just after I posted it. I still may be overconfident but I’ll take the chance.
We had a very hard Winter this year and Spring was late in getting here. But, as far as I can tell, it made it. Here are a few views of things around the house.
Here are the lilacs blooming along the road in front of us. The fragrance was wonderful and every time we had a south wind you could smell them anywhere around the house.
This is a shot of the front of the house, with all the shrubery starting to brighten up. I don’t know the names of these plants – maybe Jan will post a comment and identify them. Off to the left are more lilacs and to the right is the apple tree in bloom.
The apple blossoms were prolific this year. I hope that translates into a huge crop of apples.
You forgot to mention that I brought in our first bouquet of iris today plus two very nice smelling red roses! As for the shrubs in front of the house, we have 3 goldmound spirea (the ones I cut back that don’t look like I cut back), 3 minuet weigela (the ones that get eaten every winter but have beautiful dark pink blossoms right now), 2 dark green yew, 3 little princess spirea, 1 northern starburst rhododendron (the winter was hard on it, we did not get the usual blossoms as in other years), and 3 crimson pygmy barberry. This does not include our spruce, junipers, and two purpleleaf sand cherry bushes. Spring is finally here…life is GOOD!