Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring Flowers

We've been spending lots of time outside lately, so I thought I'd share some of our spring flowers. 

After 10 years our yard is finally coming together. We still have a few problem areas and a few things I'd like to add.  We started small and each year added a few new plants or trees.

These dianthus are new this year. I got one from my daughter for mothers day years ago. Even though it's supposed to be an annual, it keeps coming back and getting bushier with more blooms. I'm hoping these ones will too. 

Last year we got this creeping phlox. We bought ten small plants and they have just spread out and are so pretty. I'm waiting for them to go on sale again. I want 15-20 more. 

This is one of my cherry bushes. They started out in 4" pots. I think we've had them 4-5 years now. It produced a sour cherry. {for pie making}

We got 4 fruit trees last spring. I've been wanting fruit trees forEVER.  This one is our apple tree.

This one is our peach tree. We didn't know if this one would make it, since the dog chewed it up pretty good last fall. But it seems to be doing great.

This is one of our two bing cherry trees. {See that little bee doing his job}

These tulips are one of the first things we got for our yard. One side of our walkway has tons of them. I'm not sure what happened but the other side has only a few. Every spring I think I need to plant more this fall, and every year I either forget or am too lazy when fall comes around. 

I saw some potted ones at the store, has anyone ever planted them from plants as opposed to bulbs? Do they take? 

This is probably my favorite! I absolutely love lilacs. They are so fragrant and so pretty. I've had this bush for 8 years now. It was one of the first things I planted in our yard.  I have a picture of my oldest daughter who was not quite 2 and she was bigger than the bush. It's huge now. The only problem is that it is on the side of the house where I don't go very much, so I don't enjoy it as much as I should. 

We also have raspberry and strawberry plants, as well as our garden boxes. Maybe after I get those weeded, I'll share them too. We also have four HUGE ponderosa pine trees in our front yard. I still can't believe how big they've gotten.


  1. I love your beautiful flowers! The fruit trees look like they are on their way to producing! I have no fruit trees except for a small potted Meyer lemon and two blueberry bushes, but I love watching them grow!

  2. I really want to plant some citrus trees this fall. Your flowers and trees look great!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday. I am featuring this on my Face Book Page today.

  3. Thanks for posting these flowers and plants. i posted about johnny Jump-ups and Daffodils... Take care, Linda

  4. How beautiful! Most of my yard is shaded, so my choice of plants and flowers that actually have flower blooms is very limited. I wish I could put such beautiful flowers in my yard, though!

  5. Gorgeous! We've done our backyard in baby steps too. It's hard to do it all at once and I change my mind frequently :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  6. We bought annual dianthus about 7 years ago and they still come back each year! We planted our first lilac last year in memory of Mr. B's grandmother. It is a Miss Canada lilac. It is just now blooming and I just love it! Thanks for sharing your flowers at my party! See you next week?

  7. Lilacs aremy favorite too. Your garden is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing ate Whimsy Wednesdays