We finally got a proper downpour last night. I was so sick of watering so it was a relief. I took some closeups of our “grounds” after it stopped raining this morning:
Signs of Life! March 27, 2008
I took a stroll around our “grounds” yesterday evening and saw so many plants and bushes coming back to life! I’m so excited to plant for spring.
This is our grape vine that we planted last year and Matt pruned it back. Hopefully it will keep getting stronger and produce lots of grapes!
These winter pansies survived and were flowering during the whole winter–amazing!
These were some of my favorite (wild?)flowers as a child but I forget what they are called…
This is our blueberry bush that we never got around to planting last year. It survived being outside all winter and it has lots of new branches and buds on it! I plan on putting it in the ground in the next few weeks.
I never noticed these plants before on the side of the house–they must be perennials. I can’t wait until they bloom!
This bush literally blossomed overnight!
These are blooming on the other side of the house. What are these called? (Mom?)
Our rose bushes are getting really out of hand–pretty soon they will be as tall as the house! I have to look into the proper way to prune them back. But–there are tons of new branches, buds, and leaves on them. They are so beautiful when they bloom!
Colorful Campus November 9, 2007
Today I spent the day at Temple Ambler for a conference. During the lunch break I wandered around campus, known for its horticulture, to see what I could find. Outside were signs of lush gardens that bloom in spring and summer. Inside the greenhouse were flowers of all imaginable colors. Here is my photo essay of the day: