Sunday, April 27, 2008

Bananas Over Leaves

I am absolutely bananas (in a good way) about the tiny green buds and leaves popping out of the branches of our new birch trees. For years I've wanted trees of this species to grace our yard. Recently Planted the trio has withstood pretty substantial winds this week (I kept watching to see if they'd fall over - oh, me of little faith), and now proof that they are thriving - leaves!

More flowering shrubs are going into the ground today.

But first - breakfast!

Have a terrific Sunday.

9 comments:

Mike S said...

The snow's gone from our yard, so when you're done plantin' there, ya could wander over here to plant some more:)

Cherie said...

Ya sure you betcha, Mike! Be right there......

Cecily said...

I can almost feel the little jig you must be dancing! Wonderful.

thebookbaglady said...

Oh the garden! I only made it out for a brief time to attack the grass in our flower beds. I recognize you now from your blog...I added some photos of myself and the kids to the side bars on my blog. Happy spring...for a few fleeting days, anyway.

sandy's notes said...

Perfect time to be planting Cherie. Doesn't it always happen though that when you plant something special or planted something that took a lot of work, that there's either drought after or storm that just wants to knock everything down.

I planted grass last week. First we had a down pour and it washed most of the seed away, then we had a week of dry weather!

Cherie said...

I'm still doing a jig now and then, Cecily, with every leaf that unfurls. Not getting much else done! I'm surprised how fast the leaves are growing and filling in. Beautiful!

BBLady: I'll be right over to see if you are who I think you are. ;) I have grass in my flower beds, too, and am slowly, methodically digging it and pulling it out. Winter in western Oregon means grass in the flower beds, huh. ;D

Sandy: YES. And also surprising is how many of the battered plants and seeds live to tell the tale. We planted grass in March and watched it be hailed upon, snowed upon, frosted upon, rained upon, and GROW lush and perfect. Surprised us. I hope you have better luck with your next grass plantings.

tshsmom said...

Don't you just love it when the babies we've planted show signs of life?

Gardenia said...

Beautiful, beautiful green stuff!

Cherie said...

Yes, Tshs, yes I do. And Gardenia, that's how I see it, too. Beautiful, beautiful green stuff.

We finally got our tiny veggie garden finished today. We hope to see more sprouting green stuff soon. In the midst of all this stuff with Mom we found time to care for our future food supply. God is good! But Whew!