Harriet at I Am Harriet
has started a fun Virtual Weekend Garden Tour, and since I love to garden I thought it would be fun to join in.
We had a wacky winter where there were more ‘spring-like’ days than there were winter ones, and now that spring has sprung, this weekend has been more like summer heat interspersed with frost advisories. Mother Nature really isn’t cutting anyone any breaks this year! But there are a few things finally blooming because of the sunny (and hot) weather, so I’ve managed to snag a few pictures that might qualify for the Virtual Weekend Garden Tour. I’m looking forward to the weather settling down more so I can safely plant all the starters I have started in the house. Once I do that, things will be a lot more interesting in my garden than they currently are… 😉
We’ll start with the pond…the plants around it are slowly starting to come to life:
This ground cover I have started in a tub is on the ‘list’ to transfer over pond-side:
Heading towards the ‘Back 40’, this is the row of my baby Dwarf Cherry Trees I planted last year – they’ve all budded out this year so we’ll be getting cherries this year:
We have a pile of huge quartz boulders at the very back of our property – we’re planning on incorporating it into some sort of water feature at some point. When hubby cleared out the long grass and weeds from around it about a week or so ago, we were pleasantly surprised at what bloomed shortly thereafter:
We have an odd pine tree that isn’t an evergreen – it sheds its needles and goes dormant for the winter. We have no idea what kind of pine tree it is, but it’s starting to bud now:
Princess Nagger was checking the buds and looking to see if they were seeds:
What looked like a weed (and probably is) is growing at the base of one of our trees in the ‘Back 40’ – but it sure has some pretty blossoms happening right about now:
That ends the tour for this week…I have some new plants on order to replace the ones that the voles have devoured over the winter – hopefully I’ll get them soon so I can repair my main flower beds around our brick patio. Stay tuned to see how that all shapes up this year! 😉
Stop by Harriet’s to see more Virtual Garden Tours – join in the fun too!