April Fools Day

Mother Nature played a good April Fools Day joke on us.  What started out as yet another cold, gray, drizzly, dreary morning is turning out to be a spectacularly glorious Spring day. 

Can I get a WooHoo!!

Spring has definitely sprung in my garden and I am one happy girl.  Here are some of my favorite things about Spring.

Redbud Trees– Our state tree and my personal favorite.

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Creeping Phlox – I just love the way these enthusiastic flowers cover the mounds of deep green foliage.

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Dogwood Trees – I love their horizontal growth habit and their unusual flowers.  This is the first year this tree has bloomed in my garden which makes me so happy.

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Grape Hyacinths – These are maybe one of my all time favorite flowers.  Generally speaking, I love all blue-ish/purple-y, spikey flowers, but this color is divine. 

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Tulips – Honestly, is their another other flower that screams April more than a tulip?  Tulips are the epitome of understated elegance.  Less is more. 

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Their sculptural shape is so fluid and graceful.

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I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy this lovely Spring day.  I think I am going to blow off the inch and a half of drywall dust in my house and do just that.

Peace,  Kelly

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About Minding My Nest

wife, mom, not-so-empty nester.
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