03/22/10 - Bradford Pear Blossoms
NC is very pretty right now. We have many Bradford Pear trees, and they are all blooming. Everywhere you turn there is a beautiful row of white. This picture was taken on the single Bradford Pear tree in the middle of my front yard. In the background is a Forsythia bush. I tried very hard to get a good shot of the Brandford Pear blossoms and get the yellow of the forsythia in the background too.
In comparison to Saturday, we took it easy yesterday. We played in the yard with Madi, went for groceries, and planted a few annuals and seeds. Joey just had to have the 6-pack of Snapdragons at WM, and I just had to have some of the Petunias. We planted in containers, so if we get a late frost/freeze, I will just bring them into the garage as necessary. It was so fun watching Joey haul the big bag of potting soil around. Johnny was extra cute with his watering can. Both can insert a plant into dirt now with minimal assistance. Poppop, who taught me everything I know about planting, would be proud.
Before I had the boys, most weekends, you would find me at Lowe's, Home Depot, and the local nurseries hauling home plants. Even though I live in the woods, I used every spot of sun I had for sun loving plants and of course planted many partial to full shade loving plants. I built retaining walls and flower beds, dug out the 200 gallon pond areas, and had my fun working in the yard. These days, I just keep the stuff pruned and if I'm lucky fertilized and watered. Yesterday we pruned back English Ivy I never should have planted and trimmed Liriope. In the next few days, I need to get the leaves off the Phlox and the leaves out of the Azaleas before they bloom. At least I have helpers now:-) What they can't actually do yet they make up for by providing great company.
Thanks to those of you that stopped by to look at my Durham Museum Robot Rumble collage from yesterday.