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:



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!


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


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.


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.


Snakes and Daffodils

On Sunday afternoon I was sitting on the ground in the garden playing with my three Chihuahuas when thought I saw something move near my shoe.  Took another look and it was a little brown snake, the first snake I’ve seen this year, March 22.  Little snakes like this don’t scare me unless they crawl up the leg of my jeans.  Last summer I was on my hands and knees weeding a bed of flowers and felt something tickling inside my pant leg.  My first thought was a spider or bug so I stood up and shook my leg and out came a brown snake! I can’t believe I didn’t scream.  It slithered off quickly into the deep grass outside the flower bed.  I don’t mind little snakes not thicker than a Sharpie pen and not more than 12 inches long.  During the summer I like to think of the little brown snakes and the garden snakes as my little friends.


And the daffodils in the garden are happily blooming!