Spring has finally arrived, in all its glory!
The sun is shining, the trees are leafing out, and the lilacs are just beginning to bloom.
What could possibly be more beautiful than spring in the mountains?
What an amazing feeling, to finally be able to comfortably walk around with my coffee in the morning without a jacket.
I just love it!
Everywhere I look, I see GREEN, GREEN, AND MORE GREEN!
The perennial bed is insane right now, a prelude to the gorgeous flowers to come.
The Daffodils are, sadly, on their way out....but the Phlox is in full bloom and the Candytuft has joined the party.
All the Pansies and Violas I potted up with the Sweet Alyssum in early spring are happy, happy, happy!
It's like a sea of green - I could lose one of my doggies in that jungle, especially the little Monkey.
The new Japanese Maple is a lovely contrast to all that green. The leaves have come in beautifully, adding some gorgeous color to the garden.
The Hostas I ordered to plant around the new tree haven't arrived yet....when they do, this little circular bed will start to look like a true showpiece of the garden.
All three of my mature Lilac trees are going to bloom this year - how exciting! Last year only the white one bloomed.....which was so disappointing, as I simply adore Lilacs.
Last season I planted 3 more Lilacs at the edge of the ravine in the front garden, and another larger one, a gift from Mom and Dad, in the back garden. In a few years my property will be insane with lilac blooms in the spring - and I can't wait.
One of the roses I'm training up the obelisks is doing amazingly well - I'm hoping to see it bloom this year. The other two are alive but certainly not as happy as this one.
I lost a couple of other roses over the winter, sadly - but there are many more waiting to be planted right now.
I love roses as much as I love lilacs!
And peonies, oh how I adore peonies....there was one measly peony on the property when I moved in last year....now there are eleven.
Yup, lots of planting going on around here for sure.
The new beds at the edge of the driveway are doing quite well - these little Dianthus make me smile every time I see their happy pink flowers.
What's blooming in your garden these days?