SIGNS OF SPRING

We had snow and artic temperatures this week, even during the day ! Although we get signs Spring is getting closer. Normally my Amelanchier is in bloom the 1st of April but not this year, the buds are becomming bigger but they have to become a lot bigger before it’ll start blooming, first you get the flowers and together you can see tiny leafs unfolding and by the time the flowers fade (after about 10 days) the leafs are all there. Whilst in bloom it is covered with buzzing bee’s and bumblebee’s having a ball ! Soon after the flowers the tiney fruits are there, at first green, later red and then the birds are having a ball feasting on the ripe berries.

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE BUDS, THEY ARE BIGGER THAN IN WINTER BUT THEY HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE THEY’LL BE BIG ENOUGH TO BLOOM

As there is nothing I can do outside I started to repot my cacti and succulents in the house, the sun is shining and the light is bright so my cacti and succulents love it after a long grey and dark Winter, and some show signs of growth.

Have a great day and enjoy your garden if you can ! Thanks for stopping by !

AND NOW I AM NAKED

Remember my amelanchier ?

Pretty in Spring.

WITH MY BEAUTIFUL WHITE FLOWERS.

And in Summer.

WITH MY RED BERRIES.

In Autumn.

WITH MY BEAUTIFUL ORANGE DRESS

Well, now I am naked and waiting for my white weddingdress.

But you can already see my new buds for next Spring !

Am I not a wonderful tree ?!!!

Have a great day all and thanks for stopping by ! Enjoy your garden !

A BIT OF FALL COLOUR

Fall is not so spectacular over here as it is in the States but I managed to take a few pics.

THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN 2 WEEKS AGO

AND THIS IS THE SAME REE TODAY, IT’S AN AMELANCHIER

YOU CAN SEE THERE IS STILL A LOT OF GREEN IN MY GARDEN

THE HOSTA IS STARTING TO DIE DOWN, ALWAYS A SAD SIGHT

AND THE MARIGOLDS STILL GIVING LOADS OF BLOOMS, SO FAR WE WERE LUCKY WITH THE WEATHER, NO FROST YET AND WE HAD 22 C° TODAY, THIS IS NOT NORMAL FOR OKTOBER OVER HERE ! BUT I AM NOT COMPLAINING !!!

Have a great weekend all, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your garden !!!!