Spring

 

 

 

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I love when my daffodils bloom.  It makes the yard look so pretty.  I especially like the color against this red plant.  I have no clue what said red plant might be.  That might be a question for my friend, Michele, at The Salem Garden.   We did not do any of the planting in our yard.  I must admit we are garden challenged type of people!  Unfortunately the yard is getting to the point we are going to have to do something!

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The yellow of the daffodils really does pop against the red and green!

 

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These are the buds on our Bradford Pear Tree.  As the bloom I will post more pictures.  They produce a stunning flower.  However, the also produce a foul odor! We bought our home in the Spring.  I remember getting out of the car one day to allow the inspector into the house.  There was this horrible odor.  I just knew he was going to find a problem with the septic tank.  The second time I smelled the odor our Realtor was with me.  She made the comment about the darn trees smelling.  I thought she was joking and proceeded to take a whiff of the beautiful flowers on the tree.  Let’s just say I never made that mistake again! I am still baffled at how something so pretty can smell that bad!

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thesalemgarden
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 17:37:44

    I’m sorry but I don’t the identity of the red plant. It’s probably something that grows in the south. I’ll re-blog and ask my southern garden friends the question. We planted a new bradford pear last spring. I didn’t know that there was an odor. That’s a bummer!!

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  2. thesalemgarden
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 17:39:51

    Reblogged this on The Salem Garden and commented:
    Here’s a post from my dear friend Joy. She’s trying to identify the plant with the pretty red leaves. Can any of my southern gardening friends tell us what that is? I don’t think I’ve see it here in the northeast.

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  3. diaryofacrazedhousewife
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 17:45:29

    Thanks Michele I appreciate you re-blogging the post. The Bradford Pear Trees are beautiful. But, while the bloom they smell! Thankfully it is not all the time!

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