Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring Has Sprung in Michigan Woods - just in time for SUMMER!

These Trillium plants are now in full bloom in our woods. We've had a few frosts, so some didn't fare as well as these in the photo that I transplanted last year near our potting shed.
Our irises have buds, some started to bloom this past weekend. I love the look of the buds - so full of promise, don't you agree?
I took the photo above earlier last week - and then we got the frost - all of these beauties are now crumpled and brown. They usually last so much longer.
But the strawberry blooms made it through unscathed! These are the pink blossoms of the decorative strawberries - they do get fruit, but not as many as the strawberries commonly picked for re-sale in your local market. The flowers are most welcome in our frosted garden right now!

Happy Monday!

7 comments:

Carmen C. said...

Just beautiful! We had a late freeze here that killed all the new leaves on our walnut trees and grapevines, they just look like someone set them on fire:(

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I know you are so glad to see Spring, we have had Spring for awhile and now summer is knocking on the door to kill our beautiful plants. I enjoy see all of your blooms, the first ones look like a dogwood tree bloom, amazing.
Molly

Chatty Crone said...

They're beautiful and nice camera shot - did you take these yesterday?

Sandie

Angela said...

Hey Monica!

You have some beautful flowers growing around your place! I'm sure that you are happy to see Spring finally arrive! I hope the chickens don't get your strawberries before you do!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

Love your strawberry plants...I hope we are able to put some in for next year.
Country Blessings,
Cindy

cindy said...

There is nothing like being able to pick your own strawberries. I had some from the weekend so I dipped them in chochlate. ( forgot how to spell ..........)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

How lovely...so glad that spring weather has finally arrived in your neck of the woods. I remember seeing trillium on Mackinaw Island in the woods. It was June, and the trillium and lilacs had just begun to bloom~
You have such a sweet place there in your woods, in your little cabin. Life is sweet there, isn't it?