My Mom’s house is surrounded with spectacular gardens that she has been working on for the past twenty something years. I never really planned on having a big garden myself, but every year I find myself planing more and more flowers. I can see now where I inherited my love of gardens from!
The back yard is home to a lush shade garden. But even further back, down past the pebble path, the tree house I used to play in can be spotted beneath the giant maple tree.
Following the curvy grass path brings you to the front yard and a pond that’s loaded with water plants.
I’ve grown to really like Tulips. They never were one of my top favorite flowers, but I like that they seem to stay in bloom longer than any of my other bulbs, which bloom for a couple days and then turn into what looks like an old brown tissue. This fall I am going to plant an absurd amount of them and watch my yard explode with tulips when the spring comes.
This pointy white one must have came in the variety pack I bought, even though the picture didn’t show any like this. I’ve never seen a pointy leaf tulip before. I hope he comes back next year.
(Not a tulip, I just liked how this other plant looked!)
Another reason tulips are good: Their leaves fall off one by one while they’re still colorful, and never once look like a dried brown tissue.
I saw this bee hanging out while I was taking tulip pictures. It’s rare to see an actual honey bee these days!
I am always amazed at how quickly winter turns into spring. How one day you see some green poking up through the dirt, and then barely a week later. Flowers everywhere.
This Hummingbird Moth loved the flowers!
And just as quickly as they bloomed, the flowers faded away. Not to be seen again for another year. I love these flowers that fill the front garden with giant splotches pf color. I just wish the blooms stayed longer.