Here’s Spring!

A few weeks ago it seemed like spring would never get here.

The daffodils in the front border return every year.
The daffodils in the front border return every year.

Now our daffodils are blooming like crazy,

I love these white and orange daffodils -- so dainty and fresh.
I love these white and orange daffodils — so dainty and fresh.

including the white pigeon-eye narcissus, my fave.

We must find a wet, shady spot for these hosta before they get much bigger.
We must find a wet, shady spot for these hosta before they get much bigger.

Some hosta we received as a gift last year are still in the transport tub but coming to life anyway.

I should cut a few stems and take them into the house -- flowering quince.
I should cut a few stems and take them into the house — flowering quince.

Our flowering quince bush is flowering and, since we haven’t moved it for a couple of years, growing to fill the gap between the front border and the lawn.

The tightly-closed lilac buds will open in a few weeks with a glorious scent.
The tightly-closed lilac buds  (center of the picture) will open in a few weeks with a glorious scent.

We’re expecting to have a bumper crop of lilacs this year also because we haven’t transplanted the lilac bushes for a few years.

Daffodils surround the marble-hearth bench in the west side yard along with azaleas that have not yet bloomed.
Daffodils surround the marble-hearth bench in the west side yard along with azaleas that have not yet bloomed.

We wouldn’t have all the stunted plants if we could find the best spot for them in the first place.

3-inch spears of lily of the valley just showing through the soil.
3-inch spears of lily of the valley just showing through the soil.

I even saw the lily of the valley pushing its blades through the dirt.  My favorite.

Do you have a favorite spring bloom?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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