The dandelions are finally finished blooming! Our lawn was a sea of yellow for quite a while. It was actually pretty with the bright yellow against the green lawn, but those dandelions sure are resilient. There were always a few that would pop right back up after I'd mowed over them, singing ha ha, you missed me :)
There were apple blossoms everywhere! We have some wild apple trees across the road in the hedgerow.They've finished blooming too. They were truly beautiful.
I took some pictures in the early evening after a rainy day recently. The sun shone on the wet plants and bathed the landscape in a wonderful glow. Most of the tulips are finished blooming now, except for a few late pinks.
Here a few more pictures of the late whites. I'm pleased to note that these blooms haven't become smaller as the tulips have multiplied.
This was taken before the rain shower.
And this one after the rain.
We have hostas around the front porch. They're wonderful until the snails attack. After all our recent rain we'll probably be overrun with the slimy little monsters. Ug! Time for a counter attack!
This tansy is a pretty filler but it's very invasive. I have to dig it out continually or it will take over everything.
My hubby brought home pansies for me on our anniversary in April. He knows how much I love them :)
Forget-me-nots...so dainty in blue and white, and occasionally a pink one shows up. A few johnny jump ups have popped up here too.
The bleeding heart bushes were slightly damaged by a heavy late frost, but have bounced back since all our recent rainfall and have grown very large this spring. They reseed easily. Our white bush isn't blooming yet.
Centaurea can be invasive too. I have to be really ruthless and yank most of it out, just leaving a little to add its color to the early bloomers.
The aliums are pretty with the deep purple iris. I like their height.