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Springtime at My House

I think Spring has finally arrived in the foothills of North Carolina.  Here in Conover we have been experiencing beautiful Spring days.  There has been quite a few rainy days but I always treasure the rainy days in Spring because I know in late July and August I am usually praying for rain.  Today I am sharing with you the flowers blooming in my yard at the moment and giving you a glimpse of Spring time in North Carolina.

Chives starting to bloom at my back door

Chives starting to bloom at my back door

One of the hostas that I recently divided and transplanted.

One of the Hostas that I recently divided and transplanted.

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An Azalea that is starting to bloom

The lilac bushes below were here when we bought this house almost nine years ago.  I love them and the fragrance is wonderful.  The purple iris were some that have been transplanted twice from my Mother’s yard.

My side yard with Iris and the lilac bushes in bloom - That is my neighbor's Lab, Scooter in the background

My side yard with Iris and the lilac bushes in bloom – That is my neighbor’s Lab, Scooter in the background

The purple Lilac that came from my Mother's yard

The purple Lilac that came from my Mother’s yard

The Iris below is in my front yard and you can see the trunk of my crepe myrtle tree on the left.  My sedum and daylillies are in the background.

Iris starting to bloom in our front yard

Iris starting to bloom in our front yard

Azaleas are so pretty and grow so well in the South.  This one was already established in our yard when we purchased the house.

A closeup of the azalea in bloom

A closeup of a large azalea in my backyard

 

Azaleas in Bloom in our side yard

Azaleas in Bloom in our side yard

Over the past few years I have begun to love different colors of foliage and the Japanese Maple is one of my favorites.  Below I am sharing a few pictures of the Japanese Maples in our neighborhood.  The one growing in our yard was given to Mr. D as a Father’s Day gift almost nine years ago and it has really grown beautifully.

 

Japanese Maple in our side yard

Japanese Maple in our side yard

 

Another neighbor's Japanese Maple that I admire so much

A neighbor’s Japanese Maple that I admire so much – The neighbor and the beautiful trees

A dwarf Japanese Maple in a neighbor's yard

A dwarf Japanese Maple in a neighbor’s yard

I don’t plant many annuals in my yard anymore but I plant them in containers and they are portable and can be used anywhere in my flower beds.  I visited the garden center at our local Home Depot yesterday and I will share my potted plantings when I finish.

Happy Spring and thanks for stopping by.

Closeup of Japanese Maple foilage

Closeup of Japanese Maple foliage

6 responses »

  1. It’s beautiful when spring comes to the south! I think we all are feeling rejuvenated after a long winter. Your pictures capture the beauty of spring blossoms well. Your yard looks terrific!

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  2. I love azaleas. They won’t grow here. But they do sell them in little pots in the grocery store. I almost bought one the other day. In my ex-house, I had an amazing garden. I hope to have one again some day, when I have more time and fewer voles! Thank you for a peek at spring, which has been slow to start here.

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    • I do love our azaleas and they are so easy to grow after they are established. I bet you do miss them but I always want a Colorado Blue Spruce in our yard but one of my good friends that runs a nursery tells me that can never happen. Happy Spring to you and I hope you experience wonderful Spring flowers and warmth SOON!!!

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  3. Your flowers are lovely.

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