In just a matter of a couple of weeks, the grass has grown long enough to be mowed twice.  The trees, shrubs and perennials have made up for lost time.  Everything is green, lush and in BLOOM!

The daffodils are actually done now, but this is one of my favorite that blooms each year.

My Favorite Daffodil

Another of my favorites, crab apple blossoms.

Apple Blossoms
Beautiful Blossom

The bleeding hearts amaze me every year.

Bleeding Hearts

This bush cherry came from my brother who originally brought it from my parents’ farm.

Bush Cherry Blossoms
Bush Cherry Blossom Pollination

The azalea was a gift from our friend and daycare provider when Sophia was born.

Azalea | Beginning To Bloom

Another one from my brother – the spirea.


Irises from my Mom.  It won’t be long before they bloom.


The lilacs were here when we moved in 15 years ago.


This pink gerbera daisy was a gift from my wonderful sister-in-law.  I wish they were perennials.  Maybe they are in another climate, but not in Minnesota.

Pink Gerbera
Fuchsia Gerbera

This is the beginning of our container vegetable garden.  It won’t produce enough to can or freeze, but enough so that the kids can see where food comes from.  Yes, we really need to paint our deck.

Container Garden | Tomatoes & Beans
Container Garden | Basil, Tomatoes, Peppers, Beans

Our vegetable garden does not get nearly enough sun, but we still plant lettuce, spinach, peas, beans, cucumbers and zucchini each year.  Sophia was feeling overly optimistic and planted watermelon this year.  This photo is from last week and everything has come up…except the watermelon.  The onions come up year after year, along with the chives and strawberries.  The chipmunks eat more of the strawberries than we do.

Vegetable Garden

Here’s Daphne enjoying the lush, green lawn on a sunny day this week.

Taking A Break From Fetch

The trees have begun filling in our lake view, but no so much that we couldn’t see this laker earlier in the week.

Clear Sailing

Rain is forecast for tomorrow, but sun on SUNDAY!


4 thoughts on “Yard & Garden

  1. Everything is starting to bloom!! You got good pictures of the flowers, vegegetables and the ship!!!!
    🙂 🙂 😉 😉


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