2016 April Garden Gardening Update

If you're a gardener (and if you're reading this you probably are!) spring time excites you like no other season. April is a great month to get in the garden and get some work done but always remember to take a few moments to appreciate what's growing! Here's a quick rundown of a little of what is growing in my April garden in Tennessee. The Yoshino Cherry trees were spectacular this year! We had a storm this week that blew all the petals everywhere and it appeared like someone had a wedding in our backyard. The flowers only last a little while but they were amazing while they painted our yard in color. My red buckeye tree is just beginning blooming. This native plant is a hummingbird magnet and it's coming out just in time for the little birds to enjoy. My hops vine ('Cascade') is coming back nicely. It's…

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The Spring Garden Progresses Ever Onward

We're in full fledged spring garden mode here in Tennessee. What does that mean you ask? Everything is blooming or budding. While allergy sufferers dread this time of year it still remains my favorite. I love the bright green colored grass as it comes up fresh from the earth. I love the play of the colors in my yard. My absolute favorite at the moment is the combination of redbuds and Yoshino cherry blooms; both of which grow very nicely in Tennessee. The early spring bulbs are sill emerging from the soil. The newest to arrive are the tulips. My tulips were planted years ago as a boxed combination of 'Negrita' and 'Shirley'. Unfortunately they have diminished over the years due to my ever changing garden. It will be time this fall to add some new tulips into the garden. As the spring garden progresses the chores must also commence.…

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