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Hi everyone! Well today I am going against trend since I didn’t have any black & white pictures to show and let you see some more of our colorful yard.

crocosmia - next to fenceLet’s start with this large group of crocosmia. Charlie transplanted these from the perennial garden to this location just this spring and they have taken off. We did put up some barriers to keep certain pups from running through there and we have been rewarded.

hosta and hydrangea - back cornerThe northeast corner of the yard is very shaded so we have these lovely hosta with the hydrangea in the foreground.

Hydrangea - back cornerHere is a wide shot of the hydrangea. When the blooms first come out they are white and over time they turn a pale purple. That is because the pH is right in the middle so they can’t decide if they want to be pink or blue.

hydrangea - back corner - flowersHere is a close up of a couple that have started changing color and in the background you can see some newer blooms that are still mostly white.

hydrangea flowerThis one’s color is a little more intense.

deciduous azealea - yellow flowersThese lovely blooms are from our deciduous azalea which bloom much later than evergreen azalea.

hypericum hydrangea barberryMoving to the south side of the yard we have the red barberry with another variety of hydrangea on the left and hypericum in the foreground.

hypericum flowerThe hypericum flowers are a cheery yellow.

hydrangea and barberryThe flowers on this type of hydrangea are cone shaped and look like little white Christmas trees.

hydrangea flowerWell that concludes this walk around the garden. I hope you have enjoyed seeing some more of what is in bloom around us.

Many of you have said in your comments how nice it must be to walk around our yard and you are very right. We love our little piece of paradise although it would be nicer if it didn’t have so many mozzies as our Downunder Friends call them. I wish you all could come for a visit and take a stroll around the yard with us.

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Sweet Angel Ginger

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.

Bleeding Heart - Dicentra spectabilis

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.

Double Center Yellow daffodil

Green Center White Daffodil

Petite Yellow daffodils

White Daffodil with Yellow center

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.

Cherry trees along 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.

Honey bee on Cherry tree

Another flowering tree that we have are a couple of Serviceberry trees (Amelanchier canadensis). Here is one of them.

Amelanchier canadensis - Serviceberry tree

These delicate flowers will transform into a feast of berries that the birds go crazy for.

Amelanchier canadensis - Serviceberry tree blossoms

We also have Serviceberry in a shrub form (Amelanchier stolonifera) that performs just as well.

Amelanchier stolonifera - Serviceberry shrub blossoms

The last of our currently flowering shrubs in the garden is the Judd Viburnum (Viburnum x juddii).

Viburnum x juddii shrubs

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.

Viburnum x juddii flowers Scratch-N-Sniff

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.

Xanthocyparis nootkatensis - Pendula

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.

Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum-'Chishio Improved') in border

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.

Mushrooms Under White Pine

I hope you enjoyed this tour around our garden and stay tuned for the next installment.

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