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
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...
(yes, you 'heard' me correctly).
What's growing in your garden these days?