The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Flowers and the Dove...Revealed

Over the next few months you will from time to time be seeing new pictures of the same plants flowering that were pictured last year. I hope you don't mind.

Over the next two weeks some major changes will be taking place along the 19th Steet side of the property, as we clear out some unhealthy, unattractive trees and (sorry) wisteria (don't worry, there will still be plenty to bloom) and plant a row of Italian Cypress trees along the fence line (inside the fence). We already have a row of Oak Leaf Hydrangeas planted between the fence and the sidewalk, that was "phase one" of the project.

Phase three of this project will be replacing the fence. A normal person might do that first, but ...

In the meantime, this iris is blooming, and I was afraid it wouldn't because we had to move some of them and disturb the rest of them when the deck was built last year.

One of the surest signs of Spring, which is officially here now, is the blooming of the Redbud tree. Last year I mentioned that this one was blooming for the first time, but now it is much bigger and has a wealth of blooms on it. but have you ever looked at the flowers real closely?

Another early bloomer but not as common is the Dwarf Flowering Almond. Here is a close up of the flower. If anyone wants one of these, they produce lots of blooming suckers which I assume can be dug up and transplanted.

And if anyone wants Aloe plants, I am dividing a huge one and will have plenty to give away. Might not be in pots, but they're free.

Those doves that I was watching turn out to be Eurasian Collared Doves, not the Ringed Turtle Doves I was hoping for. Still, it's kind of neat to have these different looking guys visiting (and I believe nesting) nearby. Here is one in flight.

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