for several weeks now, the signs of spring have slowly begun to open in preparation for the upcoming vernal equinox. since it’s garden bloggers’ bloom day, i’ll show you which ones have opened in our garden:
a couple of strawberry blooms delightfully surprised me while perusing the vegetable beds today. had i not glimpsed an edge of bright white from under the foliage, i probably wouldn’t have noticed them because this is what they look like from above:
i bought the plants last fall, and located them in the shade of the purple hyacinth vine. it’s since been removed from the trellis (pictured above) that will probably support tomatoes this year. if i’m able to limb up the tomatoes (as you would a tree), the hope is they’ll be high enough to provide shade to the strawberries through the blazing heat of summer.
but spring is here, as evidenced by these beauties in the past month:
i planted the hawera’s in the fall of 2008 and this is the first year they’ve bloomed. obviously, i need more of them:
the peach tree out back is coming along nicely:
as you can see from the photo below, the peach is providing a nice pink respite from an all-too-gray brown canvas:
some of the fall annuals decided to stick around and are showing off their spring best:
and yes, even the roses are blooming:
happy bloom day.