Thank you to Sarah over at This Farm Family's Life, I finally got the motivation I needed to grab some shots of the Redbud tree that is blooming against our dining room window. Good thing I jumped today, the leaves seemed to have doubled in size over night and the flowers have nearly disappeared.
We planted it 3 years ago, thanks to the suggestion of Bruce over at Hollandia Nursery, and this is By Far the most beautiful it's ever been! I can't wait to see it in full color again next Spring!
Also visible from our kitchen table, are the Iris bulbs that I planted about 6 years ago. When our sprinkler system was installed, the plumbers left what looked like a mound of dirt piled behind our garage. After a couple of weeks, I decided to finally go and spread it back out into the yard. Much to my surprise, the mound was actually a couple of hundred bulbs all massed together!
So, I set to work separating and replanting them on the opposite side of our house. They have bloomed every year since and have reached a point where they need to be thinned out again!
They make great gifts from the boys. A single long stem in a vase will grow new buds and bloom multiple times over a week or two, one of them now sits on my windowsill over the sink!