I took these photos around my yard this past weekend…apologies to any professional photographers…I am strictly amateur, and I was having issues with overexposure…
This is the first tulip of six that I have in my little flowerbed by the front step. It is in the shade, so they are slow to open…the deer seem to leave them alone due to their proximity to the house.
These are the hens and chicks (or sedum, as they are known more scientifically). They are in the same flowerbed with the tulips. I like the symmetry of the leaves…
These are the first leaves starting on our flowering crab…it is a brilliant shade of red for about a week when in full bloom. The deer enjoy grazing on the hill behind it.
I found this moss growing on the flowering crab to be quite pretty…white is an unusual colour for moss too!
This bush covered in brilliant yellow flowers is at least ten feet in diameter, and sits behind our garage. I don’t know what kind of bush it is.
This is the view of the lower part of our back yard, the river, and the hills in the background as seen through the raspberry canes in our side yard. This view is one of the reasons we love where we live!
It won’t be long before we’ll be harvesting rhubarb…we have about a dozen large plants next to our fence, and several more on the other side of the house!
These are some of our dozen or so peony bushes we have around the yard (front and back). When they get bigger, we usually put tomato cages over them to help support them. It seems to fend off the deer from eating them too.
These are some plants that grow near the peonies…don’t know what they’re called, but I like the shape of the leaves.
When he was alive, this tree was our resident porcupine’s favourite place to hang out. He would sit high up in its branches for days, munching bark, even during a blizzard (https://writerwoman61.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/creature-discomforts/). I found this little plant growing in the crotch of the tree.
This pine tree grows in our back yard, and was another favourite perch for Mr. Prickles.
Those brown fluffy things will eventually become pine cones…
Dad planted this spinach in the garden last year, and it survived the winter. When our landlord came to plow up the garden last week, he steered carefully around it!
I planted some peas and beans in the garden on the weekend too…will take more pictures once they’re up!