Nina and I would like to dedicate this Flowers on Friday post to a new Angel, Ginger from the Dachsies With Moxie, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge suddenly yesterday. Please take a moment to visit their blog to leave some comforting words.
This latest batch of blooms is a beautiful bouquet in memory of Angel Ginger. There are lots of pictures so I hope you can sit back and enjoy. As always you can click on the pictures to make them bigger if you want to see them better.
After the previous Flowers on Friday post our weather turned cold for a while so many of the flowers in bud held off blooming for a while. Recent warm temperatures have created a burst of flowers so without further ado here they are.
The Bleeding Heart is the first perennial to bloom in our garden and it often signals the return of the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. Our feeder is out and waiting for the first arrival.
The daffodils continue to open. We still have a few bunches of daffodils that have not opened yet, but should soon.
Our flowering trees and shrubs are full of blooms too. These cherry trees are at the end of our driveway.
In a short while they will be filled with cherries and lots of birds will be snacking on them. They are a favorite of the American Robin and the Baltimore Oriole among others. The honey bees particularly enjoy them this time of year as well.
Another flowering tree that we have are a couple of Serviceberry trees (Amelanchier canadensis). Here is one of them.
These delicate flowers will transform into a feast of berries that the birds go crazy for.
We also have Serviceberry in a shrub form (Amelanchier stolonifera) that performs just as well.
The last of our currently flowering shrubs in the garden is the Judd Viburnum (Viburnum x juddii).
Not only are these beautiful, but the flowers have the most delicate sweet scent similar to lilac. I am trying something new to see if you can smell them.
Just put your nose right up to the monitor, give a little scratch, and inhale deeply. Isn’t that just heavenly?
Here is a small peek at a part of the garden where you can see the serviceberry shrubs on the left and the Judd Viburnum in the back.
This shot also includes one of our favorite features in our garden the Xanthocyparis nootkatensis – ‘Pendula’. That’s the tall, feathery evergreen to the right in the picture. We also have some beautiful yellow barberry (Berberis thunbergii) in the center front.
One of our favorite of the many Japanese Maple trees that are planted in our yard the Acer Palmatum-‘Chishio Improved’ has its new flush of foliage.
This beauty has flame red foliage when it first comes out and fades to a nice green with red highlights throughout the summer. It has fantastic fall color as well. Charlie has planted this with a variety of conifers around it. The birds enjoy hanging out in this tree waiting for turns at the bath and niger feeder.
And finally here is a shot of the mushrooms that have sprouted up under out white pine tree.
I hope you enjoyed this tour around our garden and stay tuned for the next installment.