Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring has Sprung at our House

It seems like Spring has definitely arrived. Everything is blooming at my house with the exception of my favorite flower in the whole world, lilacs!  My lilac bush is loaded with buds so it will not be long until I can smell that heavenly fragrance!

American Dogwood--I was always fascinated with this tree when I was growing up,
because my grandmother told me the story of how the four petals represents the cross that Christ died on
and the reddish-brown marks on each petal is the blood that was shed.
One of my favorite trees to climb was a dogwood tree!

Violets--My grandmother and I used to pick violets, then have "fights" where
each person takes a flower and you hook it on your opponents bloom, then yank and
see which violet can pop the bloom off of the other. 

Snakeberry bloom.   It always makes me think of wild strawberries, but
I have not seen a wild strawberry in YEARS!

Money Plant

The much beleaguered dandelion. I think they are so sunny and cheerful!

The soil at my house is perfect for azaleas.  

Azaleas grow like weeds at my house.

Coreopsis.  This plant produces one of the most beautiful natural dyes!

My catnip did not even die back this past winter.
That made my cats very happy all winter long!

This rosemary plant is about 10 years old.
In many areas of the Valley
they die come winter and must be replanted each spring. 

Chinese Cherry--we have two of these gorgeous trees in our yard. 

With all of this blooming, it should be no surprise that my throat is sore and almost swollen shut!

Copyright 2012--All Rights Reserved--The Wheel & Distaff by Kimberly Burnette-Dean. 


  1. Absolutely beautiful! Nothing like spring in Virginia!

    1. I completely agree! Of course, I am a bit biased!

  2. Love the photos Kim! It's not quiet that colorful here at Grandfather Mtn yet. We have Yellow Bells which I always called Forsythia and Azaleas and Daffodils. But color is coming here soon.

    1. The forsythia is still blooming around here, but the daffodils are already gone. My Azaleas are just starting to bloom, so in a few more days, they should be gorgeous. I can't hardly wait for my lilac to bloom. I just wish the blooms lasted for more than a week! I really need to plant several varieties with different blooming times.

  3. Such pretty blooms! Its the same here-makes me wonder what will be left to bloom if it keeps up : )

    1. I really think that this is the earliest that I have ever seen everything bloom! We have a dogwood festival the last part of April and there is not going to be any blooms left.


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