An Evening in my Mom’s Garden

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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!

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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.

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Following the curvy grass path brings you to the front yard and a pond that’s loaded with water plants.

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Tulips and a Bee

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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.

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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.

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(Not a tulip, I just liked how this other plant looked!)

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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.

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I saw this bee hanging out while I was taking tulip pictures. It’s rare to see an actual honey bee these days!

Flower Explosion

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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.

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This Hummingbird Moth loved the flowers!

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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.

Flower Explosion

One of my favorite things to happen in the spring is the Phlox exploding into bloom.

I can’t believe how much they have grown in the last few years. Now they look like giant pillows made out of flowers.


When we first started dreaming up a garden for the very front of the house, I knew I wanted to have plenty of Phlox draping over the rock wall.

We bought some of every color.

My favorite is this one, called candy stripe, which is sometimes hard to find.

I planted these tulip bulbs last fall, I love how full and plump they look!

I just wish that they bloomed for longer than  couple weeks.
What are some of your favorite flowers to see in the spring?

First Flowers

These last two winter months have seemed so long and dark, but finally there is a sign that spring is just around the corner.

Every day I go out and stare at the ground, just hoping to catch a glimpse of the first bulbs poking up through the soil. I was overjoyed to see the tulips I planted last fall start to show themselves last week.


Crocus are always the first to bloom.

The hyacinths are my favorite, I love how their sweet scent fill the whole yard.





Have you seen any spring flowers yet?