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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Growing at Last!!


The weather the past couple of days has been so nice and things are starting to grow!  This is the flower/raspberry bed.



I cut the Clematis back and it is growing.  Can you see it towards the top of the picture?



Spearmint came back!



Chives are doing well!  Can't wait for those pretty lavender blossoms!



I was going to throw this little bench out but Sue talked me into keeping it so found a place in the garden to put it.



So far the new strawberry plants are doing well!



Comfrey came back again.



The Chandelier Pear tree is in bloom by the deck!  We have a lot of them around the area.  Wondering if I am allergic to the blossoms!



The blossoms on the peach tree are opening up!!  I love the pink color!



This is one of the Asian Pear trees starting to bloom.



Coco patiently waiting for me to get in the recliner to rest so she can get on my lap!  Thanks for visiting!


22 comments:

Leigh said...

Every thing is looking great! Don't you just love this time of year?

Tired Teacher said...

Still too cool here for much growth or blooming. My rhubarb is starting to put on some growth, my neighbor's apricot tree is blooming and some tulips close to the house have enjoyed the protection and heat enough to bloom.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Leigh, Yes, I sure do love this time of year and it seems like it took forever to get here! LOL Nancy

Granny Marigold said...

I always cut the flower buds off my chives. Do you use them for anything? How about Comfrey.... I'm not familiar with it. What do you do with it?
I love this time of year when things start growing again.

I'll check back here to see if you've had time to answer.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Tired Teacher, The past couple days here have been so nice! Your flowers will soon start blooming too. Enjoy your rhubarb! I don't have any growing. Thanks for the visit! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Granny Marigold, Glad you could stop by! I use the chive flowers to make chive blossom vinegar which I use in my home made sloppy joe recipe. I also have a Chive Blossom Vinegar dressing. I have also bartered the chive blossom vinegar for organic eggs! I am not real familiar with Comfrey but know it is good fertilizer, helps break down the compost and you can make comfrey tea fertilizer for your garden. And yes, I love it when things start finally growing in the spring also! Nancy

Margaret said...

Wow - it's full speed ahead in the garden isn't' it? We are finally having a stretch of great weather and I am taking full advantage and tidying things up before they get too far along. And that bench is lovely - I'm glad you were convinced to keep it! If it were in my garden, I would probably place a couple of terra cotta pots with some overflowing annuals in it :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Margaret, Yes, gardening tasks are beginning but so is the heat. I don't do well working in the heat so will have to try to do more in the mornings or evenings. Where is the inbetween weather! LOL Pots os flowers on that little bench does sound lovely! Hmmmmm Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cat Lover said...

So nice to see everything blooming! You are ahead of us by a few weeks. We are finally enjoying some Spring weather too.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Isn't it nice to see things grow again. I thought for sure we lost alot of plants due to the early freezing temps we had, but the peonies made it through for me. I spent time in the garden too this weekend.

Audrey said...

Glad you are seeing your plants and flowers "springing" to life after the long winter. Enjoy.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Cat Lover, Thanks for visiting! Yes, it is so nice to have warmer weather but it seems like it went from winter to summer! Now I hope we have some medium type weather for a bit! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Betty from My Irish Cottage Home, Yes, it sure is thrilling to see things finally starting to grow! Glad to hear your peonies were okay. We don't have any anymore but I love them. Glad you got some time to spend in your gardens. Enjoy! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, Nice to hear from you. Yes, it is really nice to see some growth in the plants after the winter! Always anxious to see that! Nancy

Reginas Cottage said...

hello nancy,
everything looks fantastic in your garden!!!! love the blossom of the fruit tree,especially from your peach. my peach is gone, but i will me buy a new, in the hope that the new tree will grow well.
have a nice week,
regina

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Reginas Cottage, It is so nice to have you visit! I hope you have good luck with your new peach tree!! Nancy

Gloriade said...

Good Morning Nancy,

While Fall is my favorite season of the year, Spring comes in a close second. It's always such a blessing when we see those first bits of green start sprouting up and coming back to life for another season. The blossoms on your peach tree are very pretty. I hope you and your husband will be able to spend many hours enjoying your garden together.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Gloriade, Glad for your visit! My husband is not a garden lover but he does enjoy looking out at the flowers and beauty of the yard from the deck and eating the food! LOL Nancy

vicki said...

Hi, Nancy! Your asparagus looks nice. I just planted mine last summer so it is still tall and super skinny. :( All of your garden beds look lovely. Your granddaughters are precious!

Vicki

Mountain Mama said...

I love all your fruit trees!! Someday, perhaps.....

Your little Coco is just too cute, oh my gosh!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Vicki, Thanks! Nice to have you visit! The hard part is waiting the year or two until you can start picking your asparagus but it is worth the wait! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Mountain Mama, Thanks! I don't know a lot about growing fruit trees but hoping we don't get a late hard frost and that I will have some fruit to pick! Hope you get to plant some! Nancy