Tuesday, May 3, 2011
A month or so ago, I dealt with some of my flower envy by making some paper flowers and putting them on a branch on the mantle. I used this tutorial. Now, I finally have real flowers in my yard.
This is the iris I bought on Saturday, at Eastern Market. I haven't decided where to plant it yet. It isn't the only thing growing in my yard, though.
The hostas and daylilies I posted pictures of emerging from the groud are getting bigger.
The blueberry bush I feared was dead is showing leaves.
Scott built and I built a second cedar raised bed. This one is tiered and will be filled with strawberries and rhubarb. It also wraps around the cherry tree and raspberry bush Scott planted last summer.
Unfortunately, while tamping it down to level it, one of the side boards split. It will be fixed before we fill it with dirt. I'm not 100% sure when that will happen, given how busy we are and the possibility of rain, but I want to get the plants outside and going.
The raspberry bush is growing strong.
The cherry tree as well.
The plethora of beautiful blooms promises many cherries to come.
We also have a beautiful japanese magnolia tree filling the side yard with beautiful blossoms.
In other people's yards, daffodils are blooming, simultaneously with tulips, dandelions and forsythia. It's s bit strage to me to have these all at the same time.