The flowers are starting to bloom in our backyard. My favorites that have popped up so far are the daffodils. They look forlorn yet cheery. I think in my past life, I was a daffodil.
Everything that grows in our yard is a surprise this spring. We moved into our house last October. The previous owners took great care in their landscaping, but the property did not come with a map.
Here are some of the surprise blooms we have discovered so far.
Asparagus. Or, at least, asparagus WAS growing in our yard until this afternoon when Erma discovered that raw asparagus is a delicious snack. Perhaps we need to grow our own Brussels sprouts and pizza for similar results?
Flowering crab tree. Belongs to the neighbors, but I’ve ordered up one for our own yard (care of ye olde husband).
Rhubarb with its poisonous green tops.
Rhubarb deemed not quite ripe. Return to asparagus.
The flaming willow Ben planted this past week, soon to be joined by many other Arbor Day trees.
My forlorn and friendly daffodils.