Hmm… my roses haven’t yet started to bloom so I can’t stop and smell them yet. But here are some flowers (and flowering trees) that have been blooming recently in my garden. And, yes, I have stopped and smelled the blossoms. Although I have to admit that except for the apple blossoms the others don’t seem too fragrant. They are pretty nonetheless.
And, yes, I’ll need my readers’ help with the names of some of these flowers again. I have a feeling reader input is going to be needed throughout the spring and summer. As always, click on the picture to get a closer view.
First, we’ll start with my front yard…
The crab apple tree on the southern side of our yard. Evergreen ground cover of some sort underneath. Unfortunately the grass has taken over and is impossible to remove without digging up the ground cover. I've just taken to clipping the grass to keep it looking at least halfways decent. This picture was taken before I clipped.
Allium growing beside the apple tree.
A close-up of the allium blossoms.
My sickly azalia has blooms nonetheless. I had another azalia a few feet to the north that died. I'll have to replace that one sometime. Hopefully I can save this one. Maybe it just needs fertilizer?
Azalia blooms. Newly planted Everbearing strawberry plant in the background left. The strawberry plant seems to be thriving.
The recently planted June Bearing Strawberry plant (not the one seen in the picture above). I can't believe it has a blossom already. We may actually get a strawberry this year. The last time I planted strawberries, at my previous residence, it took a year before I saw a blossom.
A very scrawny looking tree. Don't know what kind it is, but I do know that it has purple flowers in the late summer/early autumn. The dog ornament I bought at the East Lansing art fair a few years back.
Forget-me-nots. (Thanks Amy for the identification.) The flowers were actually bright blue, not green as they show up here. I say "were" because my husband mowed over them this weekend. Glad I captured them digitally before that happened!
Those forget-me-nots were growing under this apple tree, on the northern side of our yard.
Now the side garden…
A hosta. One of many in the side and backyard gardens. The little cat garden ornament I bought this weekend at the East Lansing art fair.
The garden by the garage. The white flowers are bleeding heart. I think the purple flowers closest to you are violets. The other purple flowers are columbine.
A close-up of the columbine.
Here's a closer look yet. Gorgeous!
A larger bleeding heart.
And, finally, the backyard….
Another one of those unknown plants. Sorry for the blurriness.
Close-up of sweet woodruff.
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