Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pure White and Vibrant Yellow

I wish my driveway was lined with Bradford Pear trees. The white is so brilliant against the blue sky. This year they seem to be extra white with huge blooms.




I have always had a Forsythia or two in my yard. I bought one a few years ago because I couldn't wait to let one grow on its own. I have always broken a branch from a blooming forsythia and just stuck it in the ground. They always live and bloom the next year. The only drawback is not seeing them and mowing them down. Last time I circled the branch with stones to protect it.


I read that you can place a rock on a limb, holding it to the ground and it will take root then you can transplant it. (I think I'll just go with my plan)
This street is lined with yellow, so gorgeous!




I am waiting to see if my redbud tree survived the drought. I'm afraid I lost it and my dogwood.

With temps reaching near 80 degrees by the end of the week, lots of buds should be opening...I can't wait.

I'm going to be having fun for the next few days, I'll try to catch up with everyone as I can.
Have a great week
Nanny

19 comments:

tootie said...

Isn't it great to see signs of spring? It makes me so happy!

Have a great week!

nanny said...

Amen tootie, it makes me feel so alive!

Cloudia said...

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Tricia said...

Yes Yes, they're beautiful!!! I haven't seen any around here, yet, but they'll be coming soon! =)
I LOVE SPRING!!! =)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yeah, Baby!!! I'm lovin' seein' the spring break through!! Beautiful flowers, Nanny. Have fun whatever you are up to the next few days!!

Mary said...

The pear tress are lovely, but I really love well-grown forsythia. That color is so gorgeous I find them irresistible. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Solar Powered said...

I know a grandaughter that will be having fun too!

Amanda said...

You captured two of my spring favorites! I love Bradford Pears - they are beautiful spring, summer and fall! I never noticed Forsythia until I moved to Virginia, and we have it everywhere. They are fabulous - and now that I know that I can just break off a branch and transplant it, my neighbors better watch out! Ha!

Farmchick said...

So nice to see spring rearing its head!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Lovely spring flowers. It looks like spring has sprung there too. I didn't know forsythia was that easy to grow.

Marguerite said...

Gorgeous pics! Spring is just wonderful, isn't it?! The azaleas are blooming here. Love this time of year!

Betsy said...

Oh how beautiful! No blooming anything here yet, but soon!

Deb said...

I'm so enjoying all the blooms every where...

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

The blooms look so BIG and FLUFFY and gorgeous!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful, Nanny... I love this time of year when the forsythia and Bradford pears bloom... They haven't bloomed yet up here --but it shouldn't be too long...

Thanks for the gorgeous pictures.
Hugs
Betsy

Grandmother said...

We have a gorgeous yellow tree here called a mimosa that is in bloom all over. Yay spring!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I lost a redbud in last summer's heat too but my dogwoods survived, thank goodness. I've grown forsythia by laying a branch on the ground and rooting it but I've never tired just breaking a piece off and sticking it in the ground - that would be much easier! blessings, marlene

theUngourmet said...

Such pretty photos! 80 degrees! Wow I can't imagine. It sounds heavenly! ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Forsythias and Pussy willows are such pretty harbingers of Spring!