Spring Around Here

We had a nice Spring-y kind of weekend.   We still have green grass so we're enjoying that while we can.   With no more rain, it will be gone soon.   But in the meantime, it makes for prettier views and happier donkeys.   We have a little bit of container gardening planned for a few tomato plants and probably some lettuce.   We were going to build some raised beds but then decided to re-use and re-purpose some horse water tanks that are no longer needed for their original purpose.   It's a good start without spending the money for new beds.   Think outside the box!

Our blossoming trees and shrubs have had a tough year with the lack of rain and high temperatures (warmest winter in 119 years!).   They are all rather scraggly looking with only a few blossoms.   They blossomed out way too early and I think that doesn't bode well for much fruit.   Last year our Asian Pear was a gorgeous young tree and I was so hopeful we'd have lots of growth and blossoms and fruit this year.   We suspect the gopher family that took out the cherry trees has also attacked the pear tree.   Ugh.   It's so frustrating to do everything possible by putting the root ball in a cage.   Once it grows outside that cage, I guess the gophers can do whatever they want.   If we put in more fruit trees, I think we'll need a new location.   The peach tree looks like it won't produce much this year either so that's another disappointment.   Thankfully we have plenty of farmers markets in our area.

Lavender!!!   Lilacs!!!   I have two new lavender plants in pots and I am definitely going to plant more.   They are such a pretty flower and the bees love them too.   The lilacs are just starting to blossom and as with the trees, they look a little sad.   But their blossoms never disappoint.   





It's the season of bright colors and hopefully it's looking that way at your place too.


Comments

Willow said…
WOW love your new header.
Everything sure looks beautiful in your neck of the woods !
Not here yet we still are n freezing temps ( albeit a few days in the fifties this month a rarity though) and it snows every few days ! *sigh *
Lovely new header Denise... and enjoying your blooms. Will be awhile before things start to green up in Neb. Happy Monday to you! xo
TexWisGirl said…
hooray for some blooms! love the lilacs and miss them. wish you'd get some more rain to sustain growth.
A Quiet Corner said…
Did Diane do your header? Looks great regardless as do all your blooms...none here yet but I can see ground!!!...:)JP
Lynne said…
I love your header and the flower pictures are wonderful. I am looking forward to first blooms around here. Still filled with snow though . . .
Love lilacs- and your flower shots are so "springy". Yesterday it was cold and windy and yucky. Today it is struggling to hit 60 but at least the sun is shining.
Michelle said…
I love seeing that bee at work!
Missy George said…
Way too early here..We're still pretty B/W..or grey..In the 30's today..
Hi Denise! It's good to be able to catch up on what I've missed on your blog. Your photos really do inspire me to want to be better at the ones I take, and the color you have makes me envious and don't get me started about those hummingbirds! :-) But despite the snow today our temps in the next week will do a lot to bring us some. And I hope you've had a good day!
HI Denise Wow! A bee and wonderful flowers. Things are looking up.
Daryl said…
i keep hoping that under the dead leaves in the park there are bulbs about to pop ...
Rebecca said…
We used to have a lot of ground hogs. Then we got a dog. No more ground hogs. Just saying. Not sure what one would do with a gopher.

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