Welcome and Happy Wednesday! I think we have finally turned the corner and Spring is officially here! You know that’s true when the boaters are out and the trees are about to burst open! What’s blooming at Happy Hill? LOTS!
Spring is absolutely my favorite season! (Other than the pollen of course.) But the pollen is necessary for Mother Nature to work her magic. So, I take an allergy pill and I’m good to go!
Our lake house is almost 50 years old so I’m guessing that most of the trees and shrubs are MUCH older than that! And the azaleas are always show stoppers! The weather this year has been so unpredictable so that, along with the late frost, I feared for the blooms. But they don’t seem to have been affected, which is wonderful! They are just starting to bloom so in about another week or two they will be gorgeous!
Azaleas come in so many colors and I think we probably have at least one in every color our property! But pink is always my favorite. This is the cluster of azaleas last year in full bloom. They are planted around a few large trees and it always looks so pretty from the lake when they are in full bloom.
Every year right after the azaleas bloom, we trim them back and fertilize them with Holly Tone. This keeps them from getting too leggy and ensures plenty of beautiful blooms next year.
We have several dogwood trees on the property too. Unfortunately we’ve lost a few of them due to a blight of some sort but the few that still remain are so pretty!
There are a few random daffodils that pop up every year. They are so sweet.
We also have some huge blueberry bushes. Sadly the birds and animals usually beat us to them but one year we got a few and they were delicious! I even froze some for pancakes. Fingers crossed this year for a bumper crop!
When my sister was visiting this past weekend she brought me some iris bulbs. I planted them in the front bed near the driveway. It gets lots of full sun so I think they will like this spot. These purple irises are so beautiful when they bloom. But like so many perennials, they don’t last long so enjoy them while you can! It’s funny these iris bulbs came from one of my old neighbors in Colorado. He gave me some and when we moved to Pennsylvania I brought some with me then shared some with my Mother and sister. Mine died so now I have more! (I think they prefer the warmer climate of the South. Kind of like me.)
Isn’t this little girl precious? She reminds me of my niece, Sadie. <3
And I keep forgetting to ask my Mother what kind of tree this is but we have 3 in our yard. The blooms are a purplish/pink color and the first thing to bloom each year. I love them, whatever they are! (I’ll find out and let you know, or you can let me know!)
I’d love to plant some forsythia bushes and some rose bushes at the lake soon. You can never have too many flowers, right?
I can’t wait to see everything in full bloom! God sure knew what he was doing when he made flowers. Hope you have a lovely day and don’t forget to smell the flowers! xoxo Dell