Wednesday, June 1, 2011


It's amazing what a long hard winter will do to perennials and gardens in general. Many people are talking about how much more amazing the plants are so far this year.

I have been enjoying our yard immensely. Everything is so much more lush than last year and things are growing and blooming that never have before! (More on that in another post.)

Here is the yard under the cherry tree. I took these pictures two weeks ago - everything is much taller now!

Here's a little close-up. It's all wild violets! Perhaps you can make out the mess of poppies just beyond the raspberries? They have yet to bloom.

It's amazing how much has changed in two weeks!

The tulips have done their thing and are now cut back and yellow and purple irises are taking their place. The cherry tree has cherries growing on it! The bleeding heart, rhubarb, wild geranium, and stacks of other things in that photo have doubled in size at least.
We have a comfrey in the backyard that is probably 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall. Everything is just happy, happy, happy - and I couldn't be happier about it. =)
Well... I'd be even happier if I could keep up with this blog. There are so many things to post about - but I'm taking too much time doing said things to get any computer time. =)


Jane said...

Time to get out there and eat those violets. They look wonderful.

Aimee said...

I knew you were going to say that. =)

Karin McAdams said...

The front yard picture is so gorgeous that I made it into my desktop. A little fuzzy, but still inspiring!

I have violets, too. Do I eat them on salads?