One of our Bradford Pear trees.
It doesn't grow any pears, and has a shallow root system, so will get only so tall and then break. We've lost 3 to ice storms and hurricane remnants since we moved here 4 years ago. But they are the first to blossom in the spring, and the last to lose their leaves in the fall.
This is what it looked like a month ago:
It will have loads of beautiful white flowers in a few weeks.
They come up so early, but just grow tall, and don't bloom til June or so. They are too crowded again and I haven't figured out where to replant some of them, but it won't be long until they are too big to transplant. Gotta decide in the next few days!
I have purple, white, and pink, mostly from grocery store plants that I can't resist bringing home in January.
I planted some new bulbs last fall--we'll see if they come up this year. There are never enough daffodils.
Forsythia bushes just say spring to me. I want more of them, too!
I need to cut it way down. Sounds brutal, but it needs to be cut back to about 6 inches high and shaped so all the branches don't grow to the center. According to a lecture I once heard as a Rose Society was pruning bushes at a library, a rosebush should be trimmed between "the ides of February and the ides of March" (2/15 - 3/15)
Hens and chicks
I thought these died in their container last fall, so just dumped the contents of the container off the deck, figuring the dead plant stuff could just be absorbed. Today I was re-filling my bird feeder and caught sight of some green. Guess the little thing didn't die after all, so I better find a sunny place to plant it, and soon.
I see lots of dirt in my future.
Edited to add: Photos of Isabella and Tandi added to the previous post