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Spring has arrived in northeast Texas

Spring is in the air and it is lovely in northeast Texas. My garden has been calling me  for several days. The roses need pruning, the weeds need to be removed, and some parts of the flower beds just need a general overhaul.

The flowering pear tree has been quite lovely this spring.

The pastures are all turning green. They are mostly weeds at the moment, but who cares. The cows are happy to be eating green stuff instead of the brown stuff they had to eat in 2011.

                                                My Indian Hawthorn shrubs are in full bloom and they are definitely one of my favorite plants.

They are a low maintenance evergreen that thrives well in full sun or will tolerate some shade. They all survived last summer during our extreme drought.

The dogwood tree showed some signs of stress due to last years unusual weather. However, it was still quite lovely.

We are hoping for a more normal weather season in 2012.

So far we have had plenty of rain this spring.

I  love this groundcover. It stays low and is very easy to maintain since it has very shallow roots.

I have it scattered in many spots in the flower beds. I think it is called Sedum ‘Blue Spruce’. It is one of the best.


Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. ~ Thomas Fuller ~ 

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