May 08, 2007

Spring Garden

I love spring! Everything is so green, and the air smells incredible. Here's what's going on around the garden.

The lilacs are largely responsible for the sweet smelling air. This one sits at the edge of the veggie garden, and there's a white one in the front.

There's a thick carpet of sweet woodruff covering the ground beside the garage.

I don't remember what kind of tulips these are, but they're gorgeous.

The fruit trees are very productive this year.

The peach tree is covered with these adorable little fuzzy fruits.

Our apricot tree suffered a huge loss last year - we staked it up straight because our neighbor was worried about it leaning over the fence into his yard, and 80% of the tree died - but the remaining two branches are happily cranking out baby apricots.

The fig tree has four tiny figs on it!!!

And the Gala apple tree is absolutely covered in blooms.

A week ago, I would have been weeping over my lovely fruits, but I met the woman who bought our house last weekend, and she (yippee!) has no interest in most of the fruit trees. We're still working out the details, but it's looking like I'll get to take most of them with me!


Steffi said...

Very beautiful pictures of your garden!I love it too when all trees bloom!It´s a really nice time of the year!

Carla said...

Everyone is posting pictures of lilacs these days. I can almost smell them. The tulips are lovely...they remind me of my white Peones. And hurray about the fruit trees. They look like they are doing really well. I am very intrigued by the figs. I didn't know you could grow them this far north.

Chelee said...

Yay! How exciting to get to take them with you.

They are gorgeous!

Katie said...

All of it so beautiful!

Crunchy Chicken said...

Those are great pictures. I love the baby apricots and the apple blossoms. I'm so excited for you that you can take them with you!

Cheryl said...

Thanks, guys!

Carla, you can definitely grow figs this far north, my Italian neighbors all have huge fig trees in their yards. You might have to wrap it for protection in the winter where you are, but mine didn't suffer at all and we had many days that were way below freezing. They grow easily from cuttings, so I could give you one if you're down here in the spring sometime.

Carla said...

I would love a clipping. You will probably have to give me some of your expert gardening advice. Figs in BC, I'm still very impressed.

heather said...

i can't believe what you pack into a small lot, to think what you'll do with more land...goodness.

kansas crochet mom said...

wow so pretty!

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