Spring is Totally Rockin’ the New Yard / Home

Spring has been incredible. It came early and the temps are almost making me wonder if it’s already summer! Since I moved this fall and last year was so dry, there wasn’t too much for me to look at yard-wise as I bought the house. I’m enjoying all new surroundings and have had several surprises comes up in the yard and the raised bed I inherited as well as some things I expected! I have some things I don’t know what they are too so any tips from others are welcome!

pink dogwood tree

pink dogwood tree

weeping willow leaves
weeping willow leaves
garden fresh mint came back

garden fresh mint came back

unknown sort of tree with purple leaves

unknown sort of tree with purple leaves

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About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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17 Responses to Spring is Totally Rockin’ the New Yard / Home

  1. Stacey at RealWorldMom (Linky) April 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    Beautiful photos! Enjoy! 🙂

  2. Susi April 4, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    Love all the pics. Just beautiful. Unfortunately, I won’t be of much help when it comes to recognizing flowers/plants… My thimb is more black than green!!! 🙂

    • Janice Person April 4, 2012 at 8:52 am #

      I already asked one of the girls I work with to take a gander…. its one of the benefits to working with a bunch of people who love plants so much.

  3. Amy April 4, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    Absolutely beautiful. I love dogwood trees. I’m a California girl (no dogwood trees there, that I know of) and I remember the first time I saw a dogwood tree. It was on a spring day just outside of Memphis.

    • Janice Person April 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

      Thanks Amy! Since Memphis was home for a major chunk of my life, its good to have these in St. Louis! My grandmom loved them so they make me smile bigtime!

  4. Laurie Langstraat April 4, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Janice, one of my co-workers is a Master Gardner so I copied your “unknown plants” and emailed him the photos. Here is what his investigation found…(although I’m pretty sure he knew these off the top of his head!)

    Plant 1 is a groundcover called ajuga (or bugleweed).
    Plant 2 appears to be a hellebore (or Lenten rose). Can’t tell how big it is from the tiny picture, if it’s taller than 10 inches or so, it’s something else.
    Plant 3 is a honeysuckle
    Plant 4 is a cotinus (or smoke bush)

    These are all nice plants; worth keeping.

    • Janice Person April 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

      Thanks so much for the input! YOU ROCK! I thought 3 was a honeysuckle but in Memphis they are more vine like than trees… I’m going to have to look at this again!

  5. Heather April 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Beautiful photos, Janice. I especially like the pink dogwood blossoms. Thanks for visiting my photo.

    • Janice Person April 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

      Thanks Heather for stopping by! I love the pink dogwoods too! They catch the light so well all day long!

  6. Helen April 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    JZ is gorgeous!

    And the flowers aren’t bad either!

    • Janice Person April 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

      Thanks! He’s a beauty for sure. Picked him up at the Nashville Farmers market…. Glad I have a convertible cause I had to put the top down to get him in the car…. the hotel’s valet LOVE THAT! 🙂

  7. Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails April 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    What a wonderful yard of surprises to discover! You must be in a warmer climate than I. (WI) and I am no authority at all in plants, I just enjoy them :o) I do agree tho with Laurie L about #1 bugleweed. I have that in my yard tho a different species. the leaves have a purple hue & it flowers early in the season & is a great ground cover. I am looking for seeds so I can fill in some grass-less areas on my wild & crazy hilly acre. thanks for stopping by & linking up. It is great meeting new bloggers esp with some of the same interests. Hope to see you again.
    Your pictures & collages posts sure put me to shame ( I blog for fun & mental exercise!), just beautiful!

    • Janice Person April 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

      My blog is just me talking about my passions too…. I just love photography! 🙂

  8. Meghan @JaMonkey April 5, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Those Dogwoods are my favorite!


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