Spring Bloom

I am enjoying the early Spring bloom on our acre.  This is the native azalea in our backyard. Image

I wish I could convey the sweetness of the smell.  It’s exquisite.  At the front corner of our property is Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ one of my favorites. Image It also has a very sweet smell and is a magnet for bees.  The lilacs are blooming too and this shot is of my little backyard studio and the lilac studded path leading to it.  Image

If you close your eyes for a moment maybe you can imagine the amazing fragrances from these wonderful flowers and hear the buzzing of the bees………….


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Posted on April 28, 2013, in Del Norte County, Garden, Native Plants and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Very romantic photos! Your property looks like something from a storybook! I can almost see the faeries!

  2. nice flowers 🙂
    do you still have bees in good health? here they seem to be going almost extinct…

    • We have lots of bumblebees and some big black ones but I haven’t seen a honeybee in a long time. However there are still people locally who raise bees and sell local honey. My husband grows native plants and we have them all over our acre. I really love them for lots of reasons but they are very beneficial for birds and bees.

      • I know the faeries are here and keep hoping they will show themselves someday!

      • yes, they suggest to grow a natural garden rather than those “sterile” ones that we usually get to see.. honeybees here are dying out, apparently many have already disappeared and non-governental organisations are trying to do what possible to rescue them (it may depend also on pesticides etc)

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