I love spring! It is so nice to welcome in the warmer weather, the singing birds, and the colorful flowers. These are such simple pleasures, and all it takes is a conscious effort to stop and make the time to appreciate them. I genuinely LOVE these simple pleasures! This is what I hashtag #beautyallaroundyou. (Sorry, I can’t help myself!)
It is also the time when I plan out any changes or additions to the garden. I add at least a few new things to the garden every year. I just like to have something new to look forward to!
The viburnum in the photo(s) above isn’t new. I had it in a pot for two years. It was happy for the first year, and then it wanted more attention which I neglected to give it. So I hoped it would be happier in the ground, and so we planted it at the end of last season, and then added tulip bulbs around it last fall. The viburnum has lots of little blooms on it, but they are a light green still, whereas when they are in full bloom the flowers will be white.
I have some (O.K., LOTS of) ideas for additions to the garden. I have to pace myself though, as it is a lot of work to take care of! I don’t use any chemicals, so that means there are a lot of weeds to pull! It also means that there are a lot of weeds I don’t get around to taking out, and that is O.K., too. I really enjoy working in the garden, but I want to be able to enjoy other activities, too, so I just have to be conscious not to over do it.
The above picture shows the bed which has the pink parrot tulips in it. They are near the end of their lives in this picture. But we have lost some of these tulips over the years, and I really would like to get more for this bed. The bright pink flowers in front are bergenia and they are doing great!
I will be changing around our vegetable/fruit garden a tiny bit. I have been focusing more on flowers than food, and the garden just needs some adjustments. It is all part of maintaining a balance. Here’s a look at some of the fruit that looks great right now in the early stages!
But my favorite bed at the moment is the one that has our Japanese Maple. It took us nearly three years to realize our Japanese Maple was extremely unhappy (we had different issues with it along the way). But I think we’ve managed to finally get it right with this tree, as it looks beautiful this year!
I find it peaceful and rejuvenating when I get to spend time in the garden. Oh, and I also LOVE to take pictures! Lots and lots and lots of pictures!
I hope you also get to enjoy some time in the garden! But either way, I hope you enjoyed your visit to my garden. 🙂