Sunday, April 24, 2016

My Garden is Coming to Life!

When I normally do a garden post of my yard,  the garden is lush and full of flowers (and weeds).  This time I thought you would find it interesting seeing the garden when it is very bare and things are just starting to come alive.  It looks quite different right now than it will look in June when I'll practically need a machete to find my way to my garden shed.

The first flowers to bloom in any spring garden are the spring bulbs.  Here are some pretty daffodils and hyacinths.

My Star Magnolia is the first tree in our yard to bloom in the spring.  And this year, it's a beauty!  It is so full of blossoms!  I just love it.

Our west hill is all covered in Ivy so we don't have to mow it.  It's just starting to green up and fill up the hill.  There are also lots of daffodils planted on this hill, but they don't bloom anymore because they need to be dug up and divided.  I never seem to have the time to do that, so it never gets done.

The view of our yard from the street.

This is the septic mound system and the fence that borders our property.  By mid-summer the septic mound will be full of flowers (and weeds).

A view of our house, magnolia tree, and garden shed as seen from the septic mound.

This daffodil clump is blooming happily in the sun!

 What can I say, I love my magnolia tree!  I just can't get enough of it!

 I love the shape of this tree, and how airy and open it is.

I noticed today the tulips are starting to bloom.  These white hardy ones are always the first tulips to bloom and never seem to disappoint me.  They grower thicker every year, unlike most tulips which tend to fizzle out after a few years.

The view of the magnolia tree from my south porch.

Looking down at the garden shed from the south porch of our house.

It's always so exciting to see plants come out of the ground in spring.  I love the first bloom of every variety of flower all season long!  I've noticed a lot of bloggers have been posting pictures of flowering crab apple trees.  Ours haven't bloomed yet, but ooh, I can't wait!  They are so pretty when they are in bloom!

So what about you?  What's blooming in your yard?  I'd love to hear from you!

Have a great day!  Amy

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  1. Love these photos! It's always such a special time of the year when the first spring flowers start blooming! Wish they would last longer though...
    Your blooming trees are gorgeous! Lots of trees in bloom here, but they are starting to turn green now.

  2. I agree, it is fabulous to see things as they awaken from their winter sleep! You have a lovely view from the house. Looking forward to seeing your garden coming alive as the weeks progress.

    Thanks for sharing your outdoor post on this week's Maple Hill Hop!

  3. The first signs of spring are so very exciting! I can just imagine that hillside covered with the ivy and daffodils!

  4. Lovely shots, Amy. Spring bulbs are so wonderful!
    Thank you for joining us at the Floral Friday Photos meme, I look forward to your next contribution.


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