Tuesday, April 6, 2010
As we move into the outdoors time of year, I'm going to be sharing a lot more of the exterior of the Shack. After all, my blog is not only about my fun retro finds, but about the house as well. My original intention was for it to be mainly about the house.
Probably about once per week through the flowering season I will be sharing photos of different plants in my yard, and how things are changing throughout the year.
Above, you can see one of the few tulips that came up this year. I planted probably around 50 bulbs in fall of 2008, and they all came up beautifully last year. I followed the advice of a local gardener last summer after they had bloomed. This year, only 7 came up. Next time, I'm gonna dig those boogers up after the blooming season.
The quince is getting some beautiful blooms on it. This isn't the prettiest bush in the world, though. I have no idea how old it is, but it's been at the Shack long before me. It was wild and badly overgrown, and my attempts to prune it while keeping it looking natural were marginal at best. Maybe if it had been better taken care of when it was younger... It also has evil thorns that you have to watch out for when you mow around it or prune it.
The daffodils are all done, except for this late bloomer. This has amazing blooms! What do you call this type? I personally would call them double blooms.
I swear I could sit and watch the leaves grow on this tree! On Saturday, my young River Birch had no leaves on it at all. Just look at the little leaves in this photo that I took on Monday! Amazing! God's creation never ceases to amaze me.
Have a great Tuesday! We start state testing today, so the next two weeks are going to be awfully long.
Posted by Missouri Michael at 6:00 AM