Despite almost daily rain for a good part of the spring the temperatures are finally warming up. The small azaleas along my front walk are starting to bloom. I find it funny that there is a hedge row maybe 20 feet long and the azaleas planted there are obviously not all the same variety and they will obviously bloom at different times. So far only the white ones are blooming. I want to plant more azaleas around the yard and they should do wonderful under all these oak and hickory trees.
We mowed our grass for the first time and it took a whole hour and a half front and back. Sure beat the 8 plus hours at the old place. The trees are just starting to leaf out. The lawn has lots of places where there is no grass and we will eventually have to over seed some areas with a shade tolerant grass of some sort.
As with any new place it is interesting to see what is going to pop up. We have 3 patches of iris so far. Don't know what color yet.
And these should be daylillies.
So far this is the only bush I am unable to identify. Does it look familiar to anyone? There is one by the front door also. They are overgrown and will require some pruning to get them back into a manageable size. Beside this one is holly and some more iris. This is on the North side of the house and behind the privacy fence so there is lots of shade.
As the days go by and we work on the place we learn more about the plants that are here. There seems to be a zillion little chores that need to be done outside and we sneak out and work in the yard when we can between these spring rain showers. I think once we get things pruned and some mulch put down to prevent those weeds that will not only make the place look tidier but also help cut down on maintenance. It all just takes time.
Hoping you all have a wonderful spring.
Blessings from The Holler
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