Monday, May 11, 2020

April Showers bring May Flowers!

We had a lot of rain at the end of April, and it seems the saying is true.  Things are starting to bloom here!  Here's a little stroll around our yard.

In our side front yard we have a little sign with our house number and some flowers planted around it.

 The grape hyacinths are blooming.

and so are the regular hyacinths.

This plant is called Jack Frost Brunnera.  It looks pretty all year long with the white and green foliage, but in the Spring it's covered with these airy little blue flowers and is just beautiful!

 Along the side of the garage is a walk with more plants.  This is a Heuchera, and the red color stays like this all summer.

Here's the walk, with the coleus in front of it and a forsythia bush at the end.

A close up on the flowers on the forsythia.

 Not a flower, but still fun to see.  Back behind the house, I found some mushrooms growing on a tree trunk.

 And here, on top of a trellis is a robins nest.  Can you see the baby robin?  It was too high for me to get a good picture, but the baby robins are looking like they'll soon be leaving the nest.

Here's a spot in the back yard with our pretty dogwood tree!  I so enjoy it for the short time it blooms.  Next to it is another forsythia bush.

These are Grecian wind flowers.  They are short and carpet any area they grow on.  We have a few areas with them because they are so pretty in the Spring and then die back allowing other things to grow.  They start as a deep purple blue color and as they grow they lighten.

This is our side yard which Bob worked on last year.  He added the little sitting area and then planted 70 daffodils.  We were so excited to see them come up this year.  It's a cheery spot!

I've said it before, but I sure do love Spring!


Joyful said...

Such beautiful colour is springing up all around you. I do love the sitting area that Bob created. It's such a lovely spot.

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful...everything is so beautiful!

Linda said...

I like spring, but dislike summer...Luckily, summer doesn't last long here, grin. Have a beautiful day, Mari.

Sylvia said...

I so love Spring as well Mari. What I loved about your blog this month was seeing your garden with all the same flowers as we have here.

Changes in the wind said...

Everything looks amazing!!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

So lovely...God knows just what we need after a long winter.

Sally said...

Many beautiful colors, Mari! Your yard is amazing.

I have a few things blooming now, and keeping fingers cross the grasshoppers don't destroy them this year. :)


Kerin said...

Beautiful yard, and beautiful signs of spring!

Funny, I just planted a Heuchera yesterday, and that variety of Brunnera.. Jack Frost.
At our old house, I had a different variety of Brunnera, with plain green leaves, so I looking forward to seeing how this variety performs :)

Have a lovely day.

Debi said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I love the little sitting spot and your gate.

Kim said...

Spring looks lovely in your neck of the woods. We had snow this weekend which is crazy, but hopefully our flowers will bloom soon too! Love those purple ones!

Henny Penny said...

Oh, your spring flowers are so pretty. Ours have been long gone, but it is still cool here.

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Oh how beautiful Mari! Especially the spot Bob made - I'd sit there all day! We finally got some rain - it had been so dry here. There is finally some leaves budding on the trees.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Ah! It does my heart good to see your yard in spring! The forsythia always clutch at my heart but I love those grape hyacinth too. It's all so peaceful. xoxo