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A few more Spring blooms in my yard....

Category: Other Stuff around the yard | Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:56 am

There are iris everywhere. The purple are the first to bloom, and others of different colors come along a little later. Here are some of the purples..

There are lots of things that have special meaning to me in the yard -- I brought the stones along this bed from the homestead that was originally my grandparents' place. An aunt lives there now.


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I am relieved that the dogwood tree looks no worse for the wear as it blooms. I was worried about it earlier because it seemed to have gotten some frost damage on the trunk. My father and I planted this together one Spring a long time ago.






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The figs!!! I will probably blog a lot about the figs. They get more beautiful (to me) as the summer progresses. These figs have an interesting history too, but that is for another time. For today, here are the first sprouts!


You can see the old trunk behind the leaves. If I don't get them trimmed way back each year, I can't reach the figs!


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Look at that cute little fig! It will be delicious in a couple of months!



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Under one of the figs, my mom's favorite little flower, lily of the valley grows. So sweet.





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Till next time!




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Comments

 

glendann wrote on Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:46 am:


Your blooms bring back so many memories for me.They reminded me of my old home place.Beautiful blooms.The fig tree for sure my daddy had a fantastic fig tree he always said plant a fig on the south side to block the north wind away.Thank you for taking me back home again.




 

daisybeans wrote on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:02 am:


Glendann, your comment means so much 'cuz as you know, my yard holds a lot of memories for me. I am glad it brought some good ones back for you too. My figs are indeed on the south side of the house.




 

Jewell _2009 wrote on Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:07 am:


Mary Ann it was fun hearing about your homestead stones. You are not the only one to collect rocks from a family place. I use some from the family cabin lot to border my beds. Its amazing how many memories we store in our gardens.

Jewell




 

daisybeans wrote on Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:13 am:


We sure do, don't we? So nice to hear other people's memories and share them with folks who "get it."




 

petunia wrote on Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:40 am:


Wow, I can't beleive your flowers. My L. of the V. are barely coming thru the soil amd your irises, gee how gorgoeus. I won't have these until much later. Your fig tree-do you actually do anything with the figs? cook them & use them in any way?




 

Sjoerd wrote on Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:10 am:


These are fotos that really shows the beauty and delicacy of your yard/garden.
Those iris' are splendid as are the pink dogwood.
Lovely stuff, Mary Ann.
I relly like fig trees, I find them rtomantic and they bring backl really good memories from my time in Spain.




 

daisybeans wrote on Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:08 am:


Figs... (I think they have a certain romance too Sjoerd). Petunia, I eat them, put them in salads... give alot away (I have friends who come around at fig time, I take them to work). If I have time, I make some preserves. They freeze really well (put on a cookie sheet, then bag them when frozen). Sometimes I freeze them and give them to the squirrels in winter. The birds, bees and squirrels make sure none are wasted!




 

Green_Numb wrote on Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:34 pm:


i like your pink dogwoods, i mostly see whites around but i like the pinks a lot..




 

Netty wrote on Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:26 am:


Your Iris are lovely! I love the scent of Lily of the Valley, so heavenly!




 

AgnesKS wrote on Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:35 pm:


You've a beautiful and bountiful garden. Thank you for sharing...they are all lovely!





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