The sun is out and I am not working and so I can enjoy today. Walking around the garden this time of year fills one with so much hope and happiness for a lovely summer. In the Pacific Northwest this is SO needed in April, especially this April as this winter has broke records with the sheer volume of rain we have had!
Here are a few things I looked at today and am super excited about:
Raspberries - My raspberries look good, the first time in 5 years so I am very hopeful for a good crop. I think they struggled for so many years because the soil was not ideal. Before these raspberries were here there were three 100+ foot pine trees that had the stumps ground out but after years of amending the soil I think I might be on track for a bumper crop!
Blueberries - I think this is year 3 for these Top Hat Blueberries and they are looking amazing and filled with SO many flower buds, I am salivating as I remember how good they tasted last year.
Rhododendron - I am unsure of the name of this one but the flowers are amazing, they start out as a dark pink and then as the days go by they become white.
Anemones and Ranunculus - These are just stunning flowers and being able to cut a few and bring them into the house to enjoy keeps me going until the roses are in bloom.
I LOVE SPRING!