1 My tulip beds are quite spectacular.
2 This stunning tulip is called Flaming Parrot.
3 And this beauty is Blushing Lady.
4 These tulips were all planted last autumn. Remember to order your tulip bulbs early!
5 Kevin and the photographer scrutinizing a photo of one of the beautiful flower arrangements for the magazine shoot.
6 The pergola looks amazing with such a dramatic sky!
7 The wisteria standards are covered with fragrant blooms.
8 Wisteria is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family. You can see that the flowers look very much like pea flowers.
9 We just got two new riding lawn mowers at the farm, Cub Cadet brand.
10 Chhiring and Dominick mow around the gardens with great care and skill.
11 Two Sergent crabapples are in full bloom outside of the blog studio. This shape of tree is known as rounded, or spreading.
12 And across the drive is a matching pair near the tenant house.
13 This grove of crabapples were planted near the donkey paddock. The reddish tree is a weeping beech.
14 Crabapples have diverse growth habits or tree shapes and these are upright, or columnar crabapples.
15 Another view
16 And another view through the courtyard of the stable
17 The allee of linden with the blue border beneath
18 The blue spring flowering border was pretty spectacular in its first season but, as you can see, it is beginning to wane.
19 This is a pretty dogwood tree that is growing naturally in the woods.
20 The allee of pin oaks with slowly emerging leaves.
21 The backside of the equipment barn with two rounded, or spreading red buds in bloom.
22 The showy flowers are light to dark magenta in color and appear in clusters on bare stems before the leaves.
23 Like crabapples, red buds have different growth habits. This tree is upright, or columnar.
24 These long beds are filled with Asiatic lilies. The little house is where my antique basket collection is stored.
25 Allium blooms take their time opening.
26 A great shot of a shade garden
27 And a great view of the stable
28 Down at the stable, Dolma just brought Rutger back from his outing in the paddock and is cleaning his hooves.
29 Dolma really loves caring for the Friesians.
30 The azalea grove promises to be spectacular this year!
31 This azalea is a single-form flower, which typically has five to seven petals.
32 My tree peony border is beginning to burst.
33 Tissue paper petals unfurling
34 I recently found this garlic stored in the greenhouse basement. It should have been planted last autumn! Tsk! Tsk! I asked that it be planted now and we will hope for the best.
35 Inchelium Red is a national taste-test winner in the softneck division. This mild flavored garlic is great roasted and spread on grilled crusty bread.
36 Vivaldi is happy to spend long hours outdoors again. I wonder if he's visited the nepeta, or catnip border yet.
37 The Christmas tree farm grows at the far corner of the farm adjacent to the compost area. The grass grew fast and tall and desperately needed to be mowed.