April Showers bring May flowers
What lovely surprises for this first spring in my new home. When I moved in last August, the first outdoor task I tackled was finding that rhododendron bush. It had been taken over by a deadly nightshade vine. I also had nightshade climbing around in my lilac bushes.
This little garden was full of grass and quack grass but I didn't have time to tackle it until November which happened to be an extraordinary warm month in 2015. I worked on it with a shovel, trying to have some care with the bulbs I found and planting them in clusters. However, white with yellow star-shaped crocuses are living within my peonies so obviously I wasn't totally successful but it's all lovely.
The daffodils were a housewarming gift from a friend. As they popped up, they reminded me that I hadn't seen her for a couple of months and she only lives 1.5 hours away from me. So we met last week to explore a city located between us: for lunch, a walk on a bike trail, and some sit-down serious conversations along a river and continued in a local coffee/tea/chocolate shop.
While on the bike trail we saw white trilliums, marsh marigold and...is there such a thing as crocuses that grow wild? That picture is exactly what they look like, with the dark pinstripe within their tiny petals.
Enjoy this first week of May and breathe!