Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring has Sprung

A poem:

Spring has sprung
the grass is ris
I know where some flowers is

Well, Spring is in full bloom at casa de Bruce.  Daniel has been hard at work grooming the lawn, raking the trillion-gazillion leaves that fell this fall from all the oak trees we have in our yard, trying to do some landscaping with the overgrown hedges and bushes that were planted by the previous owner, and tediously trying to get out those pesky, ugly nandinas (i.e., "weeds") that seem to be EVERYWHERE and multiply like crazy and are next to impossible to get rid of.  But it's coming along and looking better every day.  We have a really big yard so it's a lot of work and kinda hard to keep ahead of. The good thing is that the yard has good bones and every day we come home and have some kind of new, surprise plant or flower coming up that we didn't know we had.

And daffodils.  Did I mention we have an entire yard full of daffodils?  When they first started popping up, I was like, "Yay!  I'll dig all these up after they bloom and transplant them in better locations for next year!"  Well, I didn't anticipate that they were literally EVERYWHERE.  It would probably take me all year just to dig them all up.  I love them, don't get me wrong, but seriously, they are all over the place.  We also have a ton of irises springing up, tiger lilies, day lilies, and other mystery flowers that I have yet to be able to find on Google.

We actually spend more time walking around talking about what we want to do to the yard than we actually do.  Our dialog usually goes something like this: "This can go... you can cut that tree...we can take out this, this and this... I really like this bush... should we move it over here?  Oh look!  A Flowering Quince!  I love those!  I'm so happy we have one!  Wonder what this is?  Think it will bloom?  We need to get the tractor over here...", etc.

It's really pretty this time of year because everything is blooming and our yard is full of dogwoods, redbuds, azaleas and other mysterious flowering shrubs.

I love these flowers below.  I have yet to be able to find out what they are, so if anyone knows, please tell me.  I think I've asked Daniel about 10 times, "What are these flowers?  wonder if they're perennial?  Do they bloom?" and he responds, "I don't know.  I've already told you I don't know every time you've asked me.  I still don't know."  So now that they've bloomed he said, "Did you see your flowers?  Now you know."

Our yard is full of so many varieties of plants that I can't keep up with them all. I just wanted to post some pictures because it's so pretty this time of year and I wanted to share it with all of cyberspace.   After a long winter inside doing housework I'm excited to get my gardening gloves on, enjoy the nice weather, and get my hands in the dirt!   Anyone else as excited as I am to be doing yardwork?  

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