More Crab Apples and More!

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Here’s the other crab apple tree in my yard.  The bed underneath it is full of stuff that should start blooming soon.  We really don’t have a lot of flowers in bloom here yet because Edmonton is very far north.  The days are about sixteen hours long right now, though, so we catch up quickly.

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I do have a lot of these snowdrop Anemones open.  They make a nice ground cover after they’re done blooming.

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The first of my peonies, a fern-leaf peony, is open, too.

I’ve still got so much work to do just to get the beds weeded and planted.  I’m going to try to make a day of it tomorrow if the weather cooperates.  Hopefully, there will be more photos to come soon!

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The View from My Front Door

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I love this time of year when the crab apples are blooming!  This is a photo I took from my front step this morning.  I just pointed and clicked the camera.  I have two more trees like this: one with a lighter-colored bloom and the other with a rosier bloom.

The weather is a little cool and rainy right now, so this very short-lived blooming season might be extended from one week to two.  I hope so!  The only solace I get from knowing that the crab apples are finished is knowing that the lilacs follow shortly afterward.