trees blooming everywhere

Over the last two weeks most of my trees have come into bloom and I been taking a few pictures. Sundays are always a good day for gardening (or like today, just plain ole yard work) and of course that always make me want to talk about gardening!

The first picture is my little mystery. It’s a very pretty little tree on the edge of the woods that looks like a scrub tree for much of the year, but for about a week it looks like this. It blooms at the same time as my flowering cherry but I don’t think it is one because the leaves don’t have serrated edges. Does anyone know what it might be?

Next up is my very traditional hot pink rhododendron. It just love it.

Okay, now here is my (formerly) least favorite bush on my property. It’s so big it might as well be a tree. Last year it was in poor shape and I thought about whacking it back to ground level and seeing if it would regenerate. At the time, I really didn’t care if it did or not. Somehow white flowers seem a little pointless. I like pinks and purples and yellows, but white? Meh. Well, I’ve changed my mind and I’m really happy I didn’t mess with it, because, just look at this white azalea:

Imagine, it’s five feet tall, and five feet wide, and completely full of flowers. Gorgeous! It’s doing much better than my poor little pink azalea in the backyard that has neither flowered or leafed out. That one might be in for the whacking instead. And no I’m not going to show you a picture of the poor thing!

Now, what flowering tree post would be complete without a lilac? Certainly not this one!

I love lilacs. I’ve wanted lilacs at every place I’ve ever lived, but never had them until now. Can’t you just smell it??

Hope you’re all having a great Memorial weekend!!


8 Responses to “trees blooming everywhere”

  1. AndreAnna on May 25th, 2008 7:42 pm

    We actually have white and purple lilacs, but they have some kind of funk and we will probably have to cut them down this fall. I’m hoping to be able to harvest some roots that aren’t damaged and replant it elsewhere.

  2. Christine on May 25th, 2008 9:37 pm

    Oh, I can smell the lilac! Wonderful photos!

    Thanks for your super sweet comment today…I really appreciated it!

  3. Shamelessly Sassy on May 26th, 2008 12:30 am

    I love the lilacs! I have some gorgeous rose bushes that I need to photograph.

  4. Bradie on May 26th, 2008 3:07 am

    Such beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Janice Brown on May 27th, 2008 9:11 am

    Your mystery shrub is going to be a mystery a bit longer. I have no clue what that is. But I love the rest of the flowers in your yard! Lilacs have always been my favorite. Your photographs are so lovely I can almost smell them!


  6. Katie on May 27th, 2008 4:00 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! I wish I had a yard! One day, I say!

  7. SUE, STAY AT HOME MOM on May 28th, 2008 1:09 pm

    Great Pictures Catnip. I love lilacs too! They smell great. Except if you bring them inside they can actually smell too much (if you know what I mean) Hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend 🙂

  8. catnip35 on May 28th, 2008 10:28 pm

    I’m so glad you all like the pictures! I’ve been working on my mad photography skilz! At least as far as I can with my point and shoot!

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