Spring Garden Flower Show

 

What a grand welcome to spring with all the flowers which bloom in my garden. Here are the stars of this spring’s garden flower show!

Enter the lovely daffodils which were the first to grace the garden with their radiant colors.

 

Then came the tulips marching in with their stately beauty:

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Of course, the peach blossoms and apple blossoms must also share their glory:

 

The blueberry blossoms contribute to the beauty of spring as well.  Did you ever look closely at these lovely little blossoms?  What design!

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Kale blossoms! One lonely kale plant made it through the winter and has produced these bright yellow flowers.

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Do you recognize this beautiful blossom? Strawberry! The strawberry bed is full of these blossoms right now, so here’s hoping for a delicious strawberry harvest coming up.

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And last but not least, a sweet canine flower child, Bitsie.  She is one of my three little dogs who all love to go with “GrannieAppleseed” out into the garden wonderland.  Bitsie was found by one of my daughters out in one of our snow-covered pastures in February of 2011, very thin and very cold.  We never found out where she came from after trying for weeks to find an owner. No ID or chip. She was only about 4 months old and appears to be a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix.  She has been with me ever since and will remain so “until death do us part.”  One of her favorite spots in the garden is this little patch of clover where she loves to take a nap.

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Apple Blossoms!

The apple trees are blossoming so happily right now! I love the soft and light fragrance of these beautiful flowers.  The snow apple tree is my favorite but I love all five of my apple trees.  They are heirloom trees and include snow apple, sops of wine, red rebel, Macintosh and a crab apple tree.  Here’s hoping for a good apple crop; if it is, it will be the first time in my little orchard.  In the past 3 years the trees have been hit hard with late killing frost and having their leaves totally stripped off from grasshopper plagues.  Makes me wonder how Johnny Appleseed ever got apple trees to be productive!  🍎

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