State of the Garden; May 8, 2014 [with pictures!]

Wow, what a difference two weeks can make!

Front Garden

Front Garden

 

Our front garden is looking good and there are some sprouts popping out from the ground. Husband bought me some shears last week and I went to work trimming up the apple tree and rose bush. I did a couple other trees on the property, but it was the apple and rose that really needed it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side Garden

Side Garden

 

Tulips still haven’t flowered, but I checked them this morning and there are flower buds on some.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well Garden

Well Garden

 

The brown leaves on this one and the floppy leaves makes me wonder if the late spring isn’t doing some damage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Tree

Apple Tree

 

Buds on the apple tree. I took a bunch of suckers from the lower branches and trunk. I’m only so tall so I couldn’t get them all. I’d love to know what kind of apples grow on this tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lilac Tree

Lilac Tree

 

Lilac tree is budding nicely. I have some Facebook friends who have posted pictures of their lilacs already in bloom. This makes me anxious for ours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sedum

Sedum

 

My sedum. I need to remove the old growth. I don’t know why but I always leave it until I see new growth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backyard Trees

Backyard Trees

 

The three other trees in our backyard. And look at that grass. I mentioned to Sithboy that he might need to get out this weekend and mow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shade Trees

Shade Trees

 

These are our shade trees. That branch has been broke since the December ice storm. It took out my clothes line too. The whole thing is coming down but the one behind it stays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peonies

Peonies

 

My peonies. I’ll mess with this as it grows. I may need to re-align the tomato cage. This is an old plant. We originally got about six peonies from my husband’s grandmother. That was about fifteen years ago, and they were close to thirty years old at that point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So far, I’ve seen only three perennials return. I don’t know if it was the hard winter or what. I have a feeling Husband killed the daisy-looking one when he trampled on it. It tried to kill him so no love lost there.

Bachelor Buttons

Bachelor Buttons

 

Bachelor Buttons. Such a pretty blue/purple coloured flower. These things are indestructible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fern-like plant.

Fern-like plant.

 

This is a fern-type plant. I can’t remember the name. I think the flowers are pretty. We’ll have to wait and find out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phlox

Phlox

 

This is some kind of phlox. I got it from my MIL garden when she was getting ride of her flowers. I’m hoping it flowers before the peonies gets too bushy. This is an old plant too, but I don’t think it’s as old as the peonies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No pictures of the veggie garden. It still looks like crap.

This time of year things start to grow like crazy. I bet in another two-weeks there will be flowers! That is, if the snow stays away. Seriously Mother Nature, enough all ready.

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

2 Responses to State of the Garden; May 8, 2014 [with pictures!]

  1. I can well imagine you’re glad to see things green up. Any time now those trees will be sprouting leaves. Looks great so far.

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