04 May 2013

Early May Garden

Seems like spring is acting much more like summer these days!
Temps in the 80's,
clear blue skies,
windows open to let in a breeze,
weeds growing--well, like weeds,
 capri's, shorts, sandals, tee shirts in place of jeans and sweats,
and in our garden...
one of my favorite rhodies is starting to bloom.
Since I got it from my second dad,
a former nurseryman,
its bloom is extra special to me...
Each of my plants has a history and each of them brings back memories of trips to the coast,
my 'second' dad's farm, nurseries here and there, and more.
OK, before I get a little mushy here...
In the back yard, on the arbor, the kiwi is getting ready to bloom too...
last year's harvest was abundantly amazing!
I'm hoping this year's will be the same because then we have plenty to giveaway again.   
Also in the back, our blackberries
(marion and waldoberries)
are filled with blossoms.
I am thinking smoothies,
made with yogurt and homegrown fruit,
for this summer. 
I have some other ideas for our fruit too...
do you have any favorite recipes?
Hope you aren't tired of columbine photos yet,
because every spring I find more...
Another thing I am finding more of this year is birds...
every day they sing me sweet melodies
and today,
two hummingbirds were flying up on our north deck!
In case you didn't know,
I am a BIG fan of birds and I am really fond of hummingbirds.
By the way,
Farmer Boy tells me that 'our' hummingbirds are very fond of the blueberries
 that are blooming right now:)
And the BIGGEST news...
we now have roses!
Actually from the look of things,
we have had them for awhile now...
We also have Irises,
a beautiful show of dogwood bracts,
several azaleas with more to come...
and daffodils
(yes, you 'heard' me correctly). 
What's growing in your garden these days?


by Teresa said...

Wow, what an amazing selection of pretty growing things you showed us! I told hubby we need a kiwi now! We are pretty tired from our Hood River touring yesterday.. today we rest. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Betsy said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Your roses are especially gorgeous. We're enjoying wonderful weather here too.

Grayseasailor said...

Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL blooms, Aimee!
I have geraniums, lavender, and in the pond some wild yellow iris. Ahhhh Spring :-)

aimee said...

I hope you had a great time! I LOVE the areas above Hood River and one of my fav drives (although I haven't done it in awhile) is the Columbia River Gorge to Hood River, Fruit Loop tour and then back over Mt Hood:) You truly live in a paradise!
How exciting! Do you know what type of kiwi you want to grow yet? We have fuzzy and I love them, but I would also like to grow the baby kiwi like they have at the farm I visited:)
Rest well dear bloggie friend.

aimee said...

So happy to hear that you are enjoying beautiful weather also--I can hardly believe it, we are expecting 7 more days of dry weather:)
TY! I LOVE roses just like my grandma did! Can you grow them where you are?
Have an awesome Monday!

aimee said...

I LOVE all the flowers you have! I would love to get some wild irises for our pond too...the upper, smaller pond needs a lot more 'naturalizing' work:)
How are things up your way? When coming up the Willamette Valley this weekend, Mt. Hood was a glorious sight!
Hope your week is peaceful and filled with many moments of joy.

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