Spring 2012 around the old house sees maturing of many plantings and destruction of some others. This album has two sets of pix - taken one week apart April 29 and May 6. We run 2 gas mowers at once - twice this year, so far. Whew!
between Hawthorn and Birch on the parking strip
This big old tree blew over in a winter wind, but it doesn't seem to care.
overlooking the Tacoma Dome.
I planted this about 6 years ago when it was 2 feet tall.
the princess has been weeding like mad
from one of the bulbs the squirrels didn't dig up
the princess added gardens in the strip across the sidewalk as well as expanding on the slope.
I didn't have a camera when this bloomed - the surviving forsythia transplant - a real harbinger of Spring
Neighbors walking their dogs along the sidewalk often comment on the plantings here.