Garden Journal 05/03/2019

This spring I went to Atlanta, Georgia for what ended up being nine days due to a cancelled flight. I attended a marketing school related to the industry I work in and it was very helpful for my career. I made a lot of great new friends from across the country and truly enjoyed the over 80 degree and sunny weather.

However, that meant nine whole days of missing this gorgeous spring weather in Iowa, when everything turns green and comes to life. By the time I got back, the lilacs were blooming, the crab apples were already showing off their unbelievable number of blooms and the grass is now as green as can be. I can’t help but feel like I missed out. I hope you are all enjoying this spectacular show as much I am. Here are some photos of the blooming apple trees on our property. Just beautiful.

Apple tree blooming in spring.
Apple tree blooming in spring.
Apple tree blooming in spring.
Apple tree blooming in spring.
Apple tree blooming in spring.
Apple tree blooming in spring.
Apple tree blooming in spring. Iowa.
Apple tree blooming in spring. Iowa.

I have a bleeding heart that is blooming in the front yard right now too.

Bleeding heart. Perennial.
Bleeding heart.
Bleeding heart. Perennial.

Everything is starting to come to life.

Iris. Peonies.
Iris.
Peonies.
Peonies.
Nine bark.
A Nine Bark bush that I planted last year.
Snow on the mountain.
Snow on the mountain.
Ground cover on a wall.

I do have some sad news to report. While I was out of town, one of our ducks was killed. We think it was possibly an owl as it happened during the night. We now have three females and three males. The females have been laying eggs everywhere but don’t seem to want to lay on their eggs (which is ok with me) as I am not sure we need any more ducks right now.

Rouen ducks. Male and female ducks. Sunset. Iowa.
Rouen ducks at sunset.
Rouen ducks. Male and female ducks. Sunset. Iowa.
Rouen ducks. Female duck. Sunset. Iowa.
Rouen ducks. Female duck. Sunset. Iowa.
Female Rouen duck.
Male and female Rouen ducks on a farm pond in Iowa.

What’s happening in your yard right now?

Refurbished chicken coup at sunset.
Apple tree blossoms at sunset.
Bird in blooming apple tree in Iowa.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful apple blossoms, Melissa. Sorry about losing your duck, nature takes what she wants regardless of what we do to protect. We’ve been cold and rainy here for weeks – hoping to get a warm-up this week, which will bring things along.

  2. Beautiful Pictures!!

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