I was so elated about my Magnolia blooming in the front yard I could cry...
I was very afraid that it was not going to make it this spring because of the unusually cold, , non-stop rainy weather. Last year in April it, along with my other blooming shrubs were in full bloom.....every year I stand in awe of it..... It..along with the Redbud is one of my favorite blooming trees....
as you can see from the photos May 8th was a nice warm sunny day...It has not been so since.
Below: an odd angle shot of my Redbud located in the back of the yard, it doesn't look very cute up close because the poor thing is dying but it is still putting out a few blooms.
I had a chance to do a little cleaning and weeding in-between the madness. Whenever the rain stopped, I took the opportunity to run outside and do a little yard work.
Below: In the photos that follow I added flat rocks as a border and removed some rogue weeds. Daises, Tiger Lily, Black eyed Susan's and Fire-witch dianthus await warmer weather.
Below: In the back of the yard..I planted Cactus Zinnia's from seeds from last year... and some Black eyed Susan's. I also transplanted a few Susan's from another area just in case they don't come up. I'll also add new fencing.
Uninvited visitors think they will take over and boss around the other resident feeders. This Grackle and a Redwing couple have been taking over the feeders.
Above are my regular visitors, the Goldfinches, along with the Chickadee's and Cardinals, not shown. I won't chase or wage war on the out-laws for now..for they only pose a small threat at this time, the other birds are still able to come by and feed, we'll see how things go as nesting season begins. In the mean time I hope that this winter like weather will let go of my spring!
Happy gardening to all and thanks for stopping by.