Sunday, April 18, 2010

Yard Work and New Blooms (Again!)

I know it's making my posts rather redundant, but our focus was on more yard work over the weekend. There never is an end to it, but I sure hope that all this effort now allows me to slack off during the hot summer months without losing much ground.

This time, we cut back the yews and there are two more huge burn piles! I got started on Friday and put in a few hours, then Jeff and I worked together all Saturday afternoon. The result:

This is another angle with Jeff for scale. We were exhausted after this work! Keep in mind, we did it all by hand!

The Bleeding Heart plant burst into bloom over the weekend and looks really gorgeous, especially up close so you can see the detail.

Some of the fruit trees are blooming too. Here is one peach:

Another peach:

And a view looking up at a plum tree:

The smell is amazing and carries on the breezes so you can sometimes smell it even if you aren't right next to the trees!

The seedlings in the jugs and cold frame are doing well. It was cool over the weekend, so I kept the cold frame closed to keep everyone cozy inside.


knitseashore said...

If we get all of our yard work done now, that means we can enjoy the summer with books and bikes and knitting. Sounds like a good plan!

Your peach blossoms are beautiful. I love the smell of apple blossoms too.

Sarah said...

The apples bloom a little later, they are just buds now.

madalyn said...

The bleeding heart and peach blossoms are beautiful!

Lynne S of Oz said...

Ugh! That is a lot of pruning and cutting back! Glad to see you survived The Great Flood :-)