This old farm place is blooming it's heart out right now. Spring is pretty wonderful here. I found a white Lilac leaning across the back of the newly painted red house and loved the way the colors popped. I planted the white one right by the deck and under the garden window just so the aroma of the flowers would be waft into the house. It sure does smell good around here right now!
I had to go down into the pasture to capture the old pear trees in bloom.
I do love fruit tree blossoms. Kristi and Travis were given a lot of fruit tree starts from her mother and recently dug a LOT of holes and have added to our orchard - cherries, peaches, pears and many more.
If you're a new reader you may not know that Dayle designed and built this barn almost singlehandedly. After completing the lower level, and installing 2x6 tongue and groove flooring for the loft, he made a form on the deck floor to build each rafter the same, then he had me and the kids come up on the loft floor and help him raise the rafters while he nailed them in place. Then he installed a blue metal roof over insulation. Then he put in all the windows and painted the barn. The last part was building all the stalls inside for our 2 horses, 1 sheep and many registered Nubian dairy goats. :-)
The pear trees are different varieties, Anjou and Bartlett. We now have an Asian pear.
This is a huge wild cherry tree that the birds planted. :-)
I brought my new chunk of rose quartz into the kitchen and scrubbed it with dish soap. It looks prettier now!
The garden around our pond and waterfalls is leafing out. Kristi spent all day yesterday weeding and plans to do more. You have to love a daughter-in-law who loves to work in the yard. :-)
We have 2 pots of chives that come back every single year and thrive. I can highly recommend having a pot of them yourself.
And look at the cherry tomatoes Kristi grew in the little kitchen hydroponic garden!
The bleeding heart is performing well as always.
These really are amazing flowers, don't you think?
We have several Hosta that are happy with the rainy weather we've had.
And we have ONE Bluebell plant that comes up each year.
And it's a banner year for my Lilacs - this is a French dark purple.
I have 2 dark purple, 3 common lavender, 1 white and now I have a pretty feathery pink one AND a purple with white edging.
This is the massive old 20 foot tall Lilac that was here when we moved in the house in 1984.
This creamy white Rhododendron is also huge, I will take more photos of the other ones in bloom for my next blog post.
The flowers on the old lilac.
I sure wish you could smell it out there right now!
I've been so busy lately I've only had one bouquet of them on the table - these are in the pretty pitcher and bowl that my friend Shirley gave me for my birthday. :-)
What flowers are blooming in your garden? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)