The lilacs have blossomed, along with the crab apple, pear, viburnum, and cherry trees. It’s been the spring plague for seasonal allergy sufferers, as this year so much is blooming simultaneously. The forsythia is just now dropping its petals, and the narcissi have faded this week.
The long wait for spring was answered by a beautiful burst of plant life. Time to get those pampered seedlings into the ground.
Our lilac bush (Syringa vulgaris) is finally taller than the browsing line, so we are enjoying a fully blooming crown. The smaller Korean lilacs (Syringa meyeri) will follow in a few weeks.
One of the first perennials to show its growth, the rhubarb is looking healthy and full. So far, not many slug holes!
Pulmonaria’s blue flowers are one of my all-time favorites.
We lost a crab apple two years ago after an extended drought. It was a purple leaf variety and not as hardy as the common ones.
A serendipitous stop at the home improvement store led me to this little weeping cherry at a bargain price. Fitting it into the back of my wagon was an interesting puzzle. Luckily, the weeping branches were flexible.
The last of the daffodils is ‘Sun disc.” It’s such a cute little thing!
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