The first round of roses are blooming and the very first one was this beauty above. I don't even know the name because it was one of the few plants that we kept when we bought our home 20 years ago. In honor of the woman who built and lived in this house for about 45 years, I have nicknamed it "Nancy's Rose".
The main plants that are blooming right now are the bearded Iris.....
And the Wisteria.....oh my.....
If you walk anywhere near this Wisteria you will hear the hum of big ol' fat black bees and get knocked over by the aroma from the flowers.
The Dogwood trees are loaded with blossoms.....
....as are my three white Lilac bushes.
And if you look closer.....
The Lady apple trees are making me and the honey bees happy.
The little Japanese Iris in the woodland garden loved all of our winter rain!
Even the Foxgloves are preparing to bloom.
Our side garden has once again become my meditation place after we brought back
our lawn for our son and sweet daughter-in-law's wedding last Fall.
Mama Dove and Papa Dove are enjoying the new nesting box under our eves.
Last night Papa showed up one hour early to relieve Mama.
I find that my day is not complete without a morning & early evening walk around our garden to see what's blooming, growing, changing, hatching, in need of pruning, etc. each and every day!
"Nothing in nature blooms all year.
Be patient with yourself." -- Unknown