|Kwanzan or the rarer Hizakura cherry?|
I postponed planting flower seeds and plants in the yard last week after looking at the weather report. We were down in the 30's at night last week with a frost warning one night. The beautiful Yoshino cherry trees in the front yard only lasted a week. But now the later blooming kwanzan is loaded with flowers. The flowers on this tree look like flowers on the rarer Hizakura cherry in a photo from a book I got from the National Aboretum. Whatever it is, it is beautiful. Here are some photos of what is happening in the yard.
|The tulips finally showed up!|
|The hosta plants seem to be getting high quickly.|
|The two dogwood trees finally bloomed.|
|This is a miniature rose bush my husband gave me on Valentine's Day. After staying on my kitchen table for six weeks, I put it out in the back yard garden at the end of March. It just produced a bloom.|
|The Asiatic lilies are pushing through the soil.|
|The azaleas finally opened a few days ago three weeks late.|
The leaves on the trees are slowly coming out. Most of the leaves are small, and some trees still don't have any leaves in our neighborhood. This week I am planting flower seeds in the back and side yard gardens, and I am going to put plants in my deck pots. It is going to be May 1 on Friday, and I am tired of waiting.