Spring in Kentucky

 

Spring is my favorite season! I always look forward to everything growing and blooming. So I thought I’d share a few pictures of some of the flowers that are blooming here in Kentucky.

 

Spring in Kentucky

 

Spring in Kentucky

 

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium)

 

Dogwood Tree

Dogwood Blossom

Dogwood Blossom

 

Iris

Iris

 

Dandelion

Dandelion

 

Wild Violet

Wild Violet

 

Lilac

Lilac

 

 

Hawthorn Tree

Hawthorn tree

 

Hawthorn blossom

 

Hawthorn blossom

 

What’s blooming in your neck of the woods?

 

In the Garden with Linda

A lot has been happening around here. We’ve been having gorgeous weather here in Kentucky. Although, it did get quite chilly last week for Dogwood Winter. That’s what the old timers call a cold spell that happens while the Dogwood tree is blooming. We have one more “winter” to go, and that would be Blackberry Winter. After that, the chance of frost and cold weather is normally over for the year.

Even though we have had a little bit of colder weather, we had a Dove build a nest in one of our apple trees, and the 2 eggs hatched. I managed to get a picture of one of the babies with momma bird. So cute!

doves on nest

The 2 babies have now flown from the nest. Another momma bird, or the same one, is sitting on the nest again.

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In the Garden with Linda

Spring has finally sprung here in Kentucky! I am so happy to be back in the garden again!

We had  a very cold, as in arctic cold, winter, and ended it with lots of snow. Not as much snow as the northeast, but still a lot.

crocus

I only had one Crocus bloom so far this year. The bees sure did like this beautiful white flower.

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In the Garden with Linda

We were under severe thunderstorm warnings several times one day last week. We also had several tornado warnings that day, too. Somehow, all the severe weather missed us. We did have one brief period of hail, though. I heard something hit the roof, so I went out to see what it was and saw another piece of hail fall. Thankfully, we did get very much. They were big!

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In the Garden with Linda

 

The whole family went out and worked in the garden on Saturday.  In the evening, after supper. Otherwise it’s just too hot and humid to do anything in the garden. We also held to family tradition and had ice cream when we came in from working in the garden.  :)

Here are a few pictures I took.

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In the Garden with Linda

We had such a hard, freezing winter it killed a lot of our plants. One thing that I didn’t think would die was our Butterfly Bushes.  My father in law next door lost his bush, too.

Thankfully, new growth is coming up from the ground! I’m so thankful for that! I love these Butterfly Bushes, and so do the butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees!

butterfly bush

See all the new growth coming up from the bottom? Here’s one of the flower buds. You can see the dead branches in the background.

butterfly bush bud

 

This is our second, smaller Butterfly Bush. It, too, died, but has new growing up from the ground. I say smaller, but it is still about 7 feet tall! Well, until we get time to trim the dead wood!

butterfly bush

 

I can always tell when the Mimosa tree is blooming. I find lots of little pink and white flower puffs on the ground. So pretty!

mimosa flower

 

Now on to the vegetable garden! I love using cardboard to mulch the garden. It holds moisture in, which has been great since we’ve been having temps in the upper 80’s and 90’s. The worms love when we use cardboard in the garden, too. when I pull the cardboard back, I almost always find a worm or two. Worms are great for the garden!

These are tomato plants. I started three kinds of tomatoes in milk jugs earlier this year. We transplanted them to the garden a few weeks ago. Roma, Beefsteak, and Cherry tomatoes. After transplanting, I gave each plant a scoop of my awesome compost.

tomatoes

You can see a few pea plants along the fence in the pic above. We’ve had a few pickings of sugar snap peas. That we always eat right away. lol The vines almost finished. I’ll replant for a fall crop.

Here’s one of the tomato plants. They are all looking nice and green and healthy, thanks to the compost.

tomato plant

 

So, what’s growing in your garden?

 

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In the Garden with Linda

When I first started doing garden updates, we had farm animals, too. So I called my updates Saturday on the Farm. We no longer have goats and chickens. I really miss them. I hope to get chickens again, but we are done raising goats. Well, anyway, since we no longer have farm animals, I have decided to change the name of my updates to In the Garden with Linda.

In addition to garden updates, I’ll throw in a picture or two of our dogs and cats every once in a while. Like the picture below.

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