Sunday, April 11, 2021

A Walk Around Our Gardens


This is the first year for our Coral Bark Maple.
This addition to our garden really popped out during
the drab winter months.  I'm told it will not be as vivid during
the summer months but that's okay.

The Viburnum Bushes on both sides of our screened porches are
just staring to open.  You would not believe the scent ... we
love it!

The Iris are starting to open.  In the fall I planted a variety bag
of allium behind the iris and those flower heads are growing.

Tulips and Pansies were planted in the pots on the front
porch last fall.
I had two extra tulip bulbs so I stuck them in the
bed with the extra pansies. 
Coral Bells and Ferns
Two out of the three Bleeding Heart plants are coming up in the
bed right by the porch.  There are several other plants poking
their heads up through the soil but are too small to photograph.

I picked up two bags of mixed Daffodils at Lowe's in the fall.
I was pleasantly surprised at the variety.  
Here are a few pictures of the many we have in bloom.
There are also some late bloomers that will probably
pop this week.

The fountain was turned on in the community pond.

Weeping Red Bud Tree

Military Fly-by
We are on the flight path to Andrews AFB, Dover AFB 
and Patuxent Air Base, the Naval Academy [Blue Angels],
 Langley AFB, Dullas AP, BWI AP, Regan National AP.
{I've probably missed a few.}
Then we have Chincoteague Island, VA, which NASA operates
Wallops Island Flight Facility [we've seen an 
occasional launched rocket from our front yard!] 
and let's not forget to mention Norfolk, VA.
Did you know ...
The Hampton Roads area of Virginia is home to one of the largest
concentrations of military bases and facilities of any
metropolitan area in the world.
I could go on and on about what's in our area but
I'll stop at that.
The Cherry Tree is just starting to pop open and since I took
this picture yesterday I see some blossoms have opened.
Why go see the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC when
I can sit on my porch with a nice glass of wine and enjoy
their beauty right here.

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