Recent warm weather coupled with rain storms resulted in many blooms around the Frog & PenguINN yard in recent weeks.
Our daffodils were very late bloomers because of a longer winter/colder spring. Once they started blooming, they were very abundant. Forsythias, dandelions and mustard greens provided more colorful blooms — all in yellow.
Lawn wildflowers, also known as nuisances, include mouse-ear chickweed and purple dead nettle. While these are annoying wildflowers, each has its own beauty.
My favorite wildflower,which is also in my favorite color, are these wild violets, which show up in two color variations every spring; all are volunteer plants.
Several lily of the valley plants were transplanted from our former New Jersey yard. These have thrived and multiplied in the 10 years we've been living in Virginia.
The F&P strawberry patch also has many blooms, hopefully we'll enjoy a great crop. Yellow wild strawberry blooms are colorful and abundant now on the lawn areas.
In the orchard, the peach trees and a lone pear tree budded last week. Heavy winds here the past few days blew off most of the colorful flowers.
What's blooming in your yard?