Friday, April 25, 2008

In Bloom Today

the whole yard (well, what you can see from the back door anyway)

Here's a picture of most of our yard. It's actually 90% green and in bloom now.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mock Apple

After the storms of the last few days (we even lost power for a couple of hours!) we are losing a lot of petals from our various trees. The mock apple is holding strong though, and smells great.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Originally uploaded by rachel is coconut&lime

Just in bloom! It is amazing that just a few days ago they were tiny buds.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Gardening Update

The cherry blossoms are just starting to bloom. Finally! I remember when we first moved in that they bloomed around March 25th and we had no idea what kind of tree it was, so it was a big surprise to walk out one morning to a tree in full bloom. So it is blooming late but I am glad it is blooming at all, it is pretty old and there is a dead branch.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

my favorites

Spring 2008
Originally uploaded by rachel is coconut&lime
Finally, they bloomed! I love daffodils. I really want to plant more-maybe those pink ones I've seen?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

first tulips

first tulips
Originally uploaded by rachel is coconut&lime
These opened over the course of the day, this morning they were just buds!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Our Yard: Vortex of No Growth?

The most recent signs:

  • Our daffodils are just leaves and no blooms while our next door neighbor's daffodils have been blooming for a week.
  • The cherry trees in Washington DC are blooming. We have the same variety and it is no where near ready to bloom.

I understand that DC is probably a little warmer (due to being more urban and being slightly further South) than our yard but what is the difference between our flowers and the ones blooming not 3 feet away in the neighbor's yard? Even ones that get the same sun exposure are not blooming. Perplexing.