Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spring has finally sprung in the NW

Today we reached 70 here in the NW, so I took a walk around the yard to see what was popping up.  
This is what I found.

Japanese maple about to spread it's wings.

 Hostas, thank you for returning!

 Newly planted rhododendron.
 Can't wait to see how many hydrangea's we get this year.
 This pansy was nice enough to return.  I thought they were annuals?
 Sunset maple tree just starting to fill out.

 Black-eyed Susan's that I hope will spread to cover about a 3' section in the front garden.
 More hosta's working hard to come up.
 Dogwood bushes that were so big last summer they had to be cut back quite a bit.
 And, the plant with the most success so far....a potted azalea.   
Beautiful color!

This picture below is from the fall (see all the leaves). 
We recently had these two large topiaries at the front entrance removed. These have been
here since we moved in over 10 yrs ago.  I really liked them, but they were becoming too
top heavy and were hard to prune.
This is how our front entrance looks now.
 I like being able to see more of the house.  
Now I just need to get busy planting some color!
Happy Spring!


  1. Everything looks beautiful and so welcoming! Martina

  2. Your yard is so lovely! Spring is so beautiful in the PNW!

  3. Don't you love when it all starts popping back to life?? Looks great Petie!!!

  4. What gorgeous photos, great photography! Loved all the pics with the newly blooming plants and flowers. Too bad you had to get rid of the topiaries! But the front certainly looks nice and open now. Great job!