More Crab Apples and More!


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.


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


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!


The View from My Front Door


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.