Monday, March 24, 2014

March Flowers in Northern California

I spent the morning  watering and hoeing around our fruit trees.  Resting for a bit I found a few pictures I took March 18th of blossoms that got me to stop with my camera.

Freesia  a bulb originally from South Africa

Across the street  from us this tree leans out across the road...
I will have to check on it this summer and  see if it makes any fruit.
It is something that sprang up in our absence.

The blossoms are very white.

Many neighbors have planted fruitless blooms,
but  I am looking forward to our trees doing some bearing.
I will have to ask next time the neighbor is out what this showy tree is.
( I learned it is crab apple and it does bear with heavier crops every other year.)

My wisteria has begun to open and the bees are happy about that.

Lilacs are also blooming and the Dutch Iris are fat and ready to furl open.
Roses are budded up and the little green aphids are willing to devour them.

It has been such an early warm spring that winter veggies, like broccoli, are going to seed rather than heading up.  For now, no more sitting down for me.  Maybe in this last week of March I'll get a few more pictures.  In the meantime, back to pulling and  hoeing those weeds.
Happy springtime!


Rosannah said...

sic the aphids on the broccoli!! i'd rather eat roses than broccoli flowers :)

wayside wanderer said...

Beautiful! I could almost smell the last one.

Exuberant Color said...

I can't wait to have blooms in my area.
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Neal said...

So nice to see Spring arrive. Cheers. Neal

Pom Pom said...

Hi Jeannette! Oh, your flowers are wonderful. I DO love your California!