DSCN1526The front flower bed under Edie’s window, to the left of the front door, is in full bloom.


Two kinds of wild geranium, lilies of the valley, may apples & trillium.

DSCN1525I wish you could capture smell the way you can capture images.  The lilies of the valley smell so heavenly.  The entire front yard smells of them.

DSCN1557Even the cicadas like it.

DSCN1566The Red Horse Chestnut Pat planted a few years ago is blooming, which means the corner has bloomed pink for months on end now, with this tree blooming as the dogwood bloom winds down, after the tulip magnolia has it’s gloriously pink days.

DSCN1565I adore these flowers.  So pretty.  So delicate.

The rhododendrons opened up Saturday.

DSCN1600And the down by the side of the road garden is looking quite lush.  Anyone want bee balm, daisies, zebra grass or other miscellaneous plants?  Come on by.  I need to do some thinning.

DSCN1622The Tulip Poplars are blooming too.  Pat is not a fan of these trees – they drop their flowers and thanks to the next door neighbor’s specimen that hangs over our roof, the flowers clog our gutters, the sap covers our windows & skylights.

But man I love those flowers – I always have.  Orange with lime green?  Mother Nature has the best taste.

7 thoughts on “Blooming

  1. Cassi says:

    I so love lily of the valley. Where I grew up it was everywhere, and I’ve started it in several places in our woods. There was also an immense American Chestnut, with the huge candles of white (but really multi-colored if you looked close) flowers. And then the chestnuts in the fall, with those spines! I loved that tree –it was amazing.

  2. suzicate says:

    Love the tulip poplar. As a kid we had one in our yard that two grow men could hold hands and circle and not touch due to its huge girth!

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