Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Is Bustin' Out All Over

It's so good to see the springtime flowers in bloom. John is less than thrilled because his allergies go nuts, and I have to be super vigilant about applying sunblock and wearing my hat, but it's worth all the fuss. and sunshine. Nothing better.

We don't have a huge yard, just under 1/2 acre, but we try to make the most of what we do have, meaning we stuff everything imaginable into our little splotch of green, to the point that John has issued a Julia can't buy any more trees, bushes, flowers, or plants moratorium. I'll have to work on him since I have my eye on a few more things such as more blueberry bushes and an ornamental flowering cherry.

My magnolias are really wonderful this year, this is my classic dinner-plate magnolia:

And my star magnolia:

Just today I saw a few little bleeding hearts start to bloom:

My asian pear should be loaded with fruit if even a third of these blossoms turn to pears:

And I love the waxy green leaves around my pink camellia:

I have a few little blossoms on my new peach tree. I wonder if any of these will turn into peaches?

Sammy, our fourteen-year old mutt mutt, keeps watch over the yard. We're all in good hands. Er, I mean, paws.


Anonymous said...

You have wonderfull tree !! This mangolia is beautifull !!

annie said...

Lucky you, for having such a beautiful garden to relax in... hope you have that hammock to lie in after all the yard work is done!

Julia Oleinik said...

Thanks! Actually I do have a great hammock to watch John do all the yard work! Smile.