Came home to a brisk and windy spring day. But in the week that we were traveling, spring has officially arrived to the Chesapeake Bay. Last year, a Carolina Wren decided to take residence inside our gardening shed and in short order had a little family.
This year, she somehow managed to move the screen away from the window and tucked her nest between the two. You can just barely see her fuzzy head inside. I’m looking forward to seeing her little ones peek their heads out of their nest.
Madhu of The Urge to Wander asked me if there is a difference between Azaleas and Rhododendrons They are of the same family, but bloom differently. I’m finding that Rhododendrons are more drought hardy then Azaleas, and their blooms are in a flora bunda style.
The garden managed to produce three tulips for me to enjoy. Such bright red beauties.
There is also a small section that has several camellia bushes. Protected from the northern winds, they manage quite nicely.
I had the aspiration of making my garden a productive garden. Planting cherry trees, apple trees, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and a small vegetable garden, spring always brings so much promise of home-grown produce.
Alas, the wildlife have a different idea of my gardening. The fruit trees have been planted for them and they always manage to get my fruit before I do. For some reason, the squirrels love to eat my apples when they’re about a golf ball size and still very green.
It’s wonderful to be back home and to enjoy the new treasures in my garden. Hope you enjoyed these spring blossoms as much as I did.
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