Hello everyone! Spring weather is here, even if the official start of Spring isn't. I just love this time
of year, when things are fresh and new in the garden again. I get downright giddy about it! The sun
has been shining since Monday, and I've been wearing my flip-flops all week... that's right people...
Here are just a few Spring-time images from our garden. The blossoms above and below are from
one of our fruitless pear trees. The buzzing sound of the bees emanating from the tree while they are
busy at work is amazing.
Blossoms from our plum tree, which variety I can't remember at the moment. Hopefully, we will get
enough fruit off of it to enjoy this year.
Crape myrtle shoots starting to branch out. This bush won't bloom until Summer.
Rosemary with alyssum growing in the background. Alyssum is self-sowing and pops up all over the
garden every year.
The roses are starting to grow new shoots on them. They were in full bloom around the end of
April/beginning of May last Spring... so not too much longer to wait.
I'm linking this post up to Cottage Flora Thursday over at Fishtail Cottage. Head on over there
for lots of beautiful garden inspiration.
My youngest daughter has her 10th birthday coming up next week, and I'm planning a garden
themed birthday party for her on the following Saturday. I was inspired by some vintage plates I
found when antiquing at some of the local antique shops a couple of weeks ago. If all turns out well,
I'll share some pictures of the decorations with you.
A couple of weeks ago, I was one of the lucky winners of a contest over at Urban Farmgirl for
guessing the right sex of Mary's new niece that was soon to be born. I won the drawing for the $40
Target gift card. I just received the card this week with a sweet card from Mary. Thank you so
much, Mary! The card sure came in handy for some of my daughter's birthday party supplies. :-)
Happy almost Spring everyone!
'Til next time...
~ Jo :-)