Mar 25, 2010

The Ever Evolving Yard

I'm still on Cherry Blossom watch and when I checked last night I saw changes already. Something is popping out of the buds I saw on Sunday. I just heard that the blossoms are supposed to peak aroung April 5th so i suppose it's no surprise that they're moving fast right now.


There are other changes in the landscape too. Here's what I saw when I took a really close look at the huge Euonymous bush that was near our carport. Externally it looked great with lots of fresh new leaves springing forth all over. On the inside it was horribly damaged. After cutting it back to remove the damaged parts it would've been little more than a stub. It had to come out and it did.


By the time I got home last night all that was left were the stumps. I was sure that we could get them out ourselves. I am really goot at supervising and stage directing. Heh! No, seriously, I got involved enough to make a muddy mess of my pretty Danskos. By the time we called it a day one of the 2 stumps was out and the other was on it's way.


I'd hate to end on a down note so here are my lilacs. When I planted them 2 or 3 years ago they were little more than twigs. Each year they get bigger and stronger but they've yet to flower. Could this be the year that we finally see it bloom?



Cursing Mama said...

Sadly, the only thing growing in my yard is weeds and grass in places it doesn't belong.

Carole Knits said...

Those definitely look like flowers coming on your lilacs. I'll cross my fingers for you!

Manise said...

Yes those are lilac flower buds! Lilacs are one my favorite flowers.

Laurie said...

Yup, that's a bloom. Don't grieve long about the eunonymous. They are nature's weeds. Gardens (as you note) are all about change.