It was lovely doing my rounds with morning, and I just wanted to share some of my flowering finds. 🙂
One of my mother’s fancy lilacs is now blooming. Last year, while cleaning up this flower bed, I took out a maple tree that was growing in the middle of it!
At its base, where I had pruned and cleared quite a bit, there is now massive new growth of this lilac.
Swallowtails love lilacs, we’ve noticed. 🙂 I wasn’t able to get a picture of one this morning, though.
The first couple of my mother’s poppies opened this morning. This one is near the lilac bush in the above picture. The large leaves you see to the left is a small cherry tree. Small enough that I hope to transplant it to a better location, by next year.
Another poppy that opened up this morning is under the bird bath.
We’re going to have lots of these blooming, this year!
I tried making my way through an area of the spruce grove this morning, but there were too many fallen trees and undergrowth blocking my way. The wild roses scattered throughout, however, were blooming enthusiastically in the mess. It should be interesting to see how they do after the area is cleaned up, and they have more light and space. 🙂
This is one of the plants I’ve been seeing growing all over the places where I had pruned branches and cleared away deadwood. This one is near the south fence of the spruce grove, where I’d managed to do some clearing before the snow fell, last year. This is the first of the flowers I’m seeing from this plant. I don’t know the name of it, but we’re going to have quite a lot of these, all over the place! 🙂
I also did a bit of patriotic decorating today.
Canada Day will be here soon, so I set up four sturdy little flags that we have, on the East fence line, facing the road.
Kinda wishing I had more! I love how they look. 🙂