Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Weekend 2015

It is Easter weekend in North Texas - my favorite time of year.  Saturday was a beautiful sunny day, Sunday we got rain all day.  Time to check out what is going on around here. The petunias in a pot on the front porch Saturday morning look lovely in the early morning sunshine.

The first blooms of the golden columbine are out now.

A Eurasian collared dove visited the backyard today.  This dove was imported and is not native to Texas.

The petunias in a pot continue to grow and spill out on the sides.

 The Russian quince is blooming now.  It is probably 12-13 feet tall now.  We planted it about 4 years ago.

This is the first year we have had so many blooms - we will have lots of fruit this year.

 We ordered this tree bare root through the mail.

Look who got caught getting a snort of catnip - Merlin!

Pretty pansies on the front porch.

The Nellie R. Stevens holly bushes are covered in blooms and swarming with honey bees now.  These are tough evergreen bushes with glossy leaves that are drought tolerant.  Mine are getting very tall - about 8 - 10 feet.

The Japanese black pine is putting out new shoots.

In the vegetable garden, we found a bunny hole - uh oh.  The rosemary is getting so big that it is a good spot to hide behind.  Asparagus is on top.  It is starting to get out of control.

The blackberry bushes are blooming now.

The wisteria vine is also blooming now.

And finally - this past week when a front began to blow through, the clouds were lovely - at dusk.

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