Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Around the Yard

It's been raining for over a week. When the sun popped out suddenly this afternoon, we headed outside to clean up the yard and observe all the changes in our plants, trees and garden over the last couple of weeks. 
J's Apple Tree...It's Been Broken MANY Times and Keeps Growing
A Flowering Shrub - Anyone Know the Name? LOL We're Better with WILD Plants
Purple Trillium - Poisonous and Stinky, but Interesting
Common Blue Violet
Any Ideas? Another Type of Violet?
Crab-apple Buds
Bleeding Hearts
Peonies Starting
New Growth on a Fir Tree
Purple Lilac Buds
Apple Tree Buds
And in the garden some of our seeds have germinated despite the cool, soaking weather. 
I Think Jake was "Heavy-Handed" with the Oregano
Tomato Seedling Pots
Strawberry Flowers
Pea Plants
We're looking forward to some warmer, drier weather in the coming weeks! Our flowering trees and shrubs should be looking and smelling beautiful by then!


  1. what beauty shows up in those pics!! xoxo

  2. Great photos! I think the flowering shrub is a rhododendron, and the white flower you asked about is another type of violet.

  3. That's it, Susan! I could not remember what that plant was - rhododendron! LOL I do think the white flower is another type of Violet. Perhaps Canada Violets?

    Thanks, Kayla!

  4. LOVE the bleeding hearts. And yes, that shrub is a rhododendron! I have a purple one I adore!

  5. beautiful flowers! The apple tree sure is a fighter! I love the bleeding hearts! :)



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