Monday, April 30, 2018

There is Nothing More Beautiful Than Spring Green ~
 There is nothing more beautiful than spring green in the mountains. Folks are saying this year that it has been winter since January. Up to 72 and down to 40 and then a sarvus winter.
 The lily of the valley are scattered around the yard. Once you walk near a patch, you smell the sweet fragrance of these tiny little flowers. If they like where they are planted, they spread.
 Two photos of the blueberry bushes in bloom . With all the flowers, we will have lots of berries this year. To have berries, we have to cover all the bushes with netting.
                                                    A fresh picked juicy blueberry is a real treat.
 A patch of very old fashioned  iris stands in front of the greenhouse. They are the first iris to bloom and have about five blossoms per stem. They have a strong sweet fragrance which attracts lots of  pollinators.
 There are two varieties of primroses in the gardens. These came from the Southwest Virginia Museum plant sale several years ago. They spread very slowly.
                 A surprise when I came around this garden to see the little pinks blooming.
              The false indigo make a very dramatic statement standing stately in this garden.
 Painted ferns and geraniums are in front of the studio. The columbines are almost ready to bloom. They will be the blue/purple flowers.
                           When you procrastinate planting daffodils, they come up anyway.
               These plantain flowers cover the yard. This is the year of having a no mow yard.
                       Forget me nots are a nice blue spring flower nestled near the woods.

If you look closely, you can see the flower of the may apple between the two leaves. I noticed a deer had eaten on a leaf and spit it out. We have a large patch of these in the woods.
There is nothing like spring green in the mountains......

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