This white flowering crab apple is just GORGEOUS right now. It takes my breath away every time I look at it. I have 4 flowering Crab apples in my yard. They are my favorite trees! They provide year long interest: Flowers in the spring, purple foliage in the summer, and red crab apples to feed the birds in the winter. They all bloom at different times too. Just when one is done blooming, another one starts. Those are some late blooming daffodils below the tree, and a small lilac bush in front of it. This is a path down to the south porch of my house. It's the same path the guests walked to my daughter's wedding last year.
Here is my pink flowering crab apple. It's not in full bloom yet, it's just starting to blossom. In the background you can see my creeping phlox.
A close up of a lilac. Oh, how I love the scent of lilacs!
Here is a close up of the hill where my creeping phlox blooms. It's actually my septic mound. LOL!
And finally, some little baby robins! My yard is a virtual habitat for birds! I have every possible bird you can imagine in my yard. They love living here. There are bird nests everywhere! Their favorite place to nest is my hanging baskets. I have about 16 hanging baskets around my yard, and I currently have bird nests in two of them. It sure makes watering them hard!
As soon as I came close to the nest, the baby birds opened their mouths wide thinking I was their mother coming to feed them. Mom was not far off, watching me with worry as I took pictures of her babies. She didn't like that at all!
I hope you enjoyed my mid-spring garden tour. Have a great day! Amy