~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.~
Spring is on it's way! Here are some photos I took the other day.~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~
~Garlic sprouting up in the front bed, along (obviously) the front of the house. This is the second Garlic Garden.~
~Daffodils and tulips beginning to come up. As of 3/12/10 the daffodils have begun to bloom.~
~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.~
~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!~
And, my final "Sign of Spring" photo. Guess what .....
When you have two little kids, especially boys, that joke never gets old.