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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Peach Blossoms and Henbit

Spring is happening! My Belle of Dixie peach tree is starting to bloom and of course henbit has popped up everywhere in my garden as it has done for many years.  Even though henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) is considered a weed, I have always enjoyed its presence because it is such a beautiful plant.  Its tiny flowers are so intricately designed and look like little orchids.  After trying to take some closeup photos of henbit yesterday, I wanted to learn more about this little plant and found out henbit belongs to the mint family.  After all these years pulling it out of my garden beds, I discover you can eat it!  I bring in tender dandelion greens to put in our lettuce salads and now I will probably annoy my family with henbit leaves too.  What weed will we be eating next?

In my search for information about henbit I found a very nice website and will share it with you as it has much about henbit and other edible weeds.

Henbit: Top of the pecking order

Pretty Little Henbit

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Belle of Dixie Peach Blossom

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