I tried to capture a wide shot of apple trees in bloom but had difficulties showing the flowering trees to their best advantage. The flowers always seem to disappear in the distance. My best photos were close ups of the blooms but I did like this photo below as I caught the house through the blooming apple tree.
Lots of new plants made their way into the garden this season, including this Solomon's Seal.
Every spring the show is in the front of the house. The masses of bleeding hearts dangle their pink flowers one after another.
I had never really thought of bleeding hearts as a flower for pollinators but each year I witness bees climbing all over and inside these blooms.
Credit where it's due, this amazing photo of baby spiders nestled in a web was taken by my husband. He's obviously the better photographer in this duo.
In late June the rose bushes push out hundreds of fragrant blooms. A little experimenting with the camera managed to frame this bloom nicely in front of our house.
More new plants to show off. The Lady's Mantle blossomed in early summer and was the perfect subject for a photo session.
The Diablo Ninebark showed such promise in spring. Initially I thought these plants had suffered too much vole damage over the winter and would not survive. They surprised me and bounced back with lovely blooms. Sadly though, right after blooming two of the three shrubs died. I have no idea what the cause was but I'm desperately hoping the third shrub survives as these are gorgeous plants.
What would spring be without peonies? There are four peonies on this property and three of them are a light pink. This fourth plant is located on the far side of the house and is a deep pink. Perhaps this Goldenrod Crab Spider should have chosen the lighter coloured flowers to blend in more?