Hello my friends! Would you like to join me in a wildlife safari around the farmyard? I went out to see how the garden was growing and got a photo of some trilliums in bloom.. Kristi went back out and got some closer ones for me. These are our wonderful wildflowers that are the beacons of Spring here in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon. We have many of them in our little forest.
Here is a stand of 4 plants.. see the sturdy stems? It's been good and wet and they are full of water.
See them sprinkled across the forest floor? This stand of trees is on the left of the front of our little farmhouse.
I was happy to see the Bleeding Hearts budded out!
I even found wildlife on the safari! The mighty lion.. err.. Simba was up under the apple tree. I just tell you we're happy to see him looking well.. Kristi thought he was dying a few days ago, he was listless and wouldn't eat.. but he's bounced back.
My pot of bulbs.. I was happy to see the special tulips I got at the tulip festival last year are coming up. This pot has a full-time gardener/gnome on duty.
Isn't it a pretty specimen?
The iris garden is coming along.. soon there will be flower buds among the leaves.
Kristi loves interesting plants and ordered and planted these "Cathedral Bells" which are in bloom now.
I ordered a package of daffodils with pink in them.. this is one that bloomed this year for the first time. Love.
Another pink doubled daff.. what a beauty!
The Mahonia or "Oregon Grape" is in full bloom.
Our red Azalea is starting to bloom too.. in town I saw purple Azaleas in total bloom.
I saw in the pasture the pear tree is covered with buds on top.. I'll walk out there soon to get some close-ups of the flowers.. they are very pretty.
Dayle pruned the roses a few months ago and it was just in time.. they are all branching out now at the proper height.
My dark purple French lilacs are coming along.. oh oh oh.. boy! I can't wait to cut big bouquets of my 3 colors of lilacs.
We bought this cute little bunch of Johnny Jump-ups yesterday. :-)
Even the fish are out enjoying the warmer temps.
Kristi snapped a bird's nest.. I wonder what kind of bird raises it's young here?
And lastly.. Kristi snapped this of the little flowering Quince by our bedroom windows. It's a lighter color than most as it's in a lot of shade.
Back inside the warm farmhouse our Hibiscus provided us with THREE flowers yesterday!! Oh how I love these.
Is there anything quite like a red Hibiscus?
OK, I must dash.. meeting Gracie for lunch of a crab salad before we swim. Bye! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)