Blossoms and Sprouts

This week I was able to take some pictures of the beautiful trees and shrubs that are currently in flower in our neighborhood.

Pear tree
Pear tree

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Plum Tree
Plum Tree

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Flowering Quince

 

Flowering Quince

We also made it out to our shared garden patch.  The peas are up!  We added some support fence around the outside.  We also planted some beets, carrots, onions, and cabbage.  The children enjoyed playing in the sand by the creek while we were there.

Peas have sprouted
Peas have sprouted

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At home, still no sign of the potatoes, but the beets have made their appearance.  I tucked in some broccoli and a few extra cabbage plants today.  I also planted two celery plants we grew from the stalks of purchased celery.  I am interested to see how they do.  The strawberries and mint are showing signs of growth.

We have had sunny, warm 75 degree F weather this week.  The Redbud is in full bloom now.  The Dogwoods are just beginning to bud.  Next week, they are calling for a cold day again, so I guess we will have our “Dogwood winter.”

Redbud trees
Redbud trees

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