Welcoming Spring!

I have been busy all morning tending to my climbing roses (Sweetheart Rose). I pruned and began training the rose canes to the double garden arches leading into my backyard. I will be purchasing another climbing rose and training it up the opposite side of the double arch.

The Ice King Double Daffodils are the first bulbs to bloom this year.

Ice King Double Daffodil.

New Growth on Navajo Globe Willow and Photinia Fraseri ‘Red Robin.’

New Growth.

Azalea is blooming profusely in this Home Depot Lead Gray Resin Antibes Urn.

Azalea Blooms.

Siloam David Kirchhoff Daylily are finally emerging.

Siloam David Kirchhoff Daylily shoots.

I purchased a couple of allen + roth Fiberglass Urns and filled them with Asparagus Fern.

Asparagus Fern.

On Monday we bought two Purpleleaf Plum trees and some shrubs from Mark & Nellie’s Nursery & Landscape and had them delivered within a couple of hours. We planted them in the front yard and moved the Pygmy Date Palm trees to the backyard. I can’t wait for everything to start blooming.

Purpleleaf Plum Tree.

We finally got rid of all the Desert Willows trees around our property except for the one at the end of the backyard, which I am training to grow as single trunk trees. My main concern with the plants are ants. They are fond of Desert Willow trees.

Hungry squirrels have caused a lot of damage in the garden lately. It is always disheartening to watch them devour fresh new growth and gnawing on pretty much anything they dig their teeth into. As new growth emerges from the Gaura Lindheimeri, those rodents have it completely devoured the same day.


It’s a peaceful day, the weather is beautiful.

Snowy Mountains.

Happy Spring Gardening!


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Poet, Writer and Published Author. Insatiably passionate about gardening, Health and Wellness. I enjoy collecting Vintage and Antique choice pieces.