Hunting for Spring

Yesterday was a warm sunny day with temperatures almost reaching 50C. I decided to take a walk-about in search of buds this morning. Things are starting out well!

Our new white lilac is looking super healthy!


Not only has our small Quercus robur Pectinata survived but its buds are intricate and lovely.April5-2013Quercus

The Tiger Eye Sumac is looking like soft deer antlers…April5-2013TigerEyeSumac

At last the witchhazel is beginning its show!April5-2013Witchhazel

The Abeliophyllum is looking good. It is so subtle that I sometimes miss its beginnings. I think it has had some damage and needs protecting next winter.April5-2013Abeliophyllum

Which brings me to the disappointments.

I think bunnies are to blame here… April5-2013EuonymusEuropeus

Voles and moles are about…April5-2013MolesVoles

But so are the spring bulbs…which is delightful!April2-2013Outdoors3

“If you want a rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

Author: Dolly Parton
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About fromourisland

Gardener, knitter, wife, mother of 2, grandmother, and lots more.
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4 Responses to Hunting for Spring

  1. Alice Jordon says:

    Looks like spring is right around the corner for you! Hope you have no more snow.

  2. Sue says:

    A few of my shrubs got “debarked” by voles two winters ago. I ended up losing my specimen ‘Shisgishira’ Japanese maple along with multiple other plants.

  3. Mary Waind says:

    Great photos, Marie!
    I’m loving seeing the new growth buds at the top of the copper beech too.

  4. Michelle says:

    It’s so nice to see signs of spring. The deer antlers really did a number on my Tiger Eye but it should rebound fast.

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