Friday, March 12, 2010

Signs of Spring

Spring is on it's way! Here are some photos I took the other day.

~Our onion bed on the side of the house. This bed also has garlic in between the onions, but what you're mainly seeing here is onions. They didn't grow so well last Summer, so we left the tiny ones in the ground and viola!~

~The pond. Emptied and cleaned out. We've gotten a new-to-us filter from Mom waiting for us to clean it off, get new wires, and get it set up. Last year I planted lots of perenials around the pond, so I'm hoping all that mulch will be covered in butterfly-attracting flowers soon!~

~My great-grandmother's lilac tree, starting to get buds on it. When Mom moved in 25 some years ago, it was taken over with vines, which she cleared out. Since we moved in 5 years ago we've worked pulling out the old and dead parts, allowing new stuff to grow. Supposedly these things will live well over a hundred years if you take care of them.~

~Daffodils and tulips beginning to come up. As of 3/12/10 the daffodils have begun to bloom.~

~Garlic sprouting up in the front bed, along (obviously) the front of the house. This is the second Garlic Garden.~

~Tulips coming up along the front fence line. Salem digs up the tulips at the entrances to Salem and lets residents claim them on 'Tulip Day' from the Farmer's Market. We got a ton last year, and were able to plant all along the fence and also some more in the front beds. After these fade there will be lots more flowers to replace them~

~Hyacinth bulb beginning to peak out. These were one of the first bulbs we planted when we moved in. They smell so sweet. I love just sitting out on the steps when they're in bloom.~

And, my final "Sign of Spring" photo. Guess what .....


When you have two little kids, especially boys, that joke never gets old.


Lisa said...

Gah. You got me. And yes, I laughed because once upon a time I had little boys and you're right. It just never gets old. :D I love all the green poking up in your yard. I can't wait to see it in full bloom. It's going to be so beautiful. Tulip Day, gotta love that!

Carole and Chewy said...

Our onions are up too, and I'm jealous you have garlic. I plant it and it never does anything except disappear. And we have a patch of mini-daffodils at the end of the driveway that are the first to pop out every year. Sure enough they came out Wednesday!