MID APRIL AND I’M FINALLY SEEING THE FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING AT THE CABIN!
Come along with me today while I grab my camera and see what’s starting to surface from the cold winters earth. I do believe I’m finally seeing the first signs of spring here in my neck of the woods. Green grass for starters and it’s just about high enough for me to fire up the lawn mower and get it trimmed.
This next picture is exciting to me the Peonies that are pushing their way through the soil are from Grama Reds garden. I have 6 pink plants and I purchased 3 yellow at the end of last season on clearance and I pray they bloom this year.
Yippee my Hydrangea plants made it through the winter too. I don’t think the cold seems to harm them but the deer chew them down as close to the ground as they can get them every year. So I beat them to it and trimmed them to the ground last fall. Apparently they are hardier than I give them credit for because somehow they persist and make it through another winter just to show me they can.
The ground cover has a special place in my heart as well. My Poppy brought me just a handful he’d stuffed in his shirt pocket many years ago when I was a new homeowner. This stuff is the most amazing Sedum all I have to do is grab a wad, pull it up, and throw it back down where I want it to root and it does its thing. Oh and it’s not invasive at all it’s very easy to control with no runners taking over.
And last my Snow On The Mountain bushes are covered with tiny buds. They always have a beautiful display of tiny white cascading flowers every spring. To bad they don’t last all summer long but after the flowers fade the dainty green leaves remain and they’re pretty too.
Finally I think Spring is here to stay. Thanks for touring the yard with me today!