Saturday on the Farm – Garden Update

Time for another Saturday on the Farm Garden Update! It’s such a beautiful time now, everything is growing and the flowering trees are gorgeous. We have several Dogwood and Red Bud Trees on the property. These two are in the backyard.

red bud tree dogwood tree

The Dogwoods were already here when we bought the property. We add the Red Bud trees. We got the seedlings for free at the conservation office. They give away several types of seedlings every year. If your looking for trees, check with your local conservation office to see if/when they giveaway trees.  We’ve also gotten pine trees and white oaks, in addition to the Red Bud trees. Of course, the seedlings are small. Ours have been in the 2 – 3 foot range. If your willing to be patient, you will end up with some beautiful trees for free.

red bud tree

The Red Bud flowers aren’t only beautiful, they are edible! I like to surprise guests by pulling down a branch and nibbling on the tree. roflol The flowers taste like lettuce, I think, not bitter, but a sweet sort of lettuce flavor. They make great garnishes, and are delicious in salads. I have also made Red Bud Jelly.

The Lilac bushes below are by the back porch stairs. The window on the right is the dining room, so I can see these when I’m sitting at the table. :)

lilac bush

That’s my little garden seat next to them. And just pretend you don’t see the grass growing under them… ahem….time for more mulch! The blossoms are getting ready to open. I can hardly wait. I check them every day !

lilac blossoms

I found blossoms on several Strawberry plants in the herb garden. The chickens usually get any strawberries that have ever grown. We don’t have any chickens this year, so hopefully, we’ll get some berries! (We’ll be getting chickens in the next month or so. yippee!)

strawberry blossom

In the Bible Garden, the Lily of the Valley have really spread this year. That’s a Hardy Cyclamen in front of them.

lily of valley

I love the little flowers on the Lily of the Valley’s. They’ll be open soon.

lily of the valley

Our Apple trees are full of blossoms. They are pretty, too!

apple tree blossom

I hope we get lots of apples. Last year we didn’t get very many because a frost got the blossoms. This year they seem to be doing very well.

apple blossom

My father in law’s apple trees have even more blossoms than ours. He always shares with us, so I see lots of applesauce, homemade cider, and apple pies in our future.


What’s blooming in your yard?


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  1. I love apples so I think the apple blossoms are the prettiest!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea’s menagerie
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  2. Enjoyed visiting your farm. It is so fun to visit others who share faith. Blessings, Debbie
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  3. Spring is moving right along. We’re weeks ahead, dogwoods gave way to Phildaelphus and now Pink Spiraea.

    I hope you get lots of apples. They don’t do well here but we have little pears already growing.
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  4. I am so happy that I had some time to pop over here today and see what you shared! It is great to finally be able to flaunt some of my own spring blessings and get inspired by some of the best gardens online!
    Thank you so much for joining in on my little party this week! I hope to see you again soon! Have a great weekend!
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