I love when my daffodils bloom.  It makes the yard look so pretty.  I especially like the color against this red plant.  I have no clue what said red plant might be.  That might be a question for my friend, Michele, at The Salem Garden.   We did not do any of the planting in our yard.  I must admit we are garden challenged type of people!  Unfortunately the yard is getting to the point we are going to have to do something!


The yellow of the daffodils really does pop against the red and green!



These are the buds on our Bradford Pear Tree.  As the bloom I will post more pictures.  They produce a stunning flower.  However, the also produce a foul odor! We bought our home in the Spring.  I remember getting out of the car one day to allow the inspector into the house.  There was this horrible odor.  I just knew he was going to find a problem with the septic tank.  The second time I smelled the odor our Realtor was with me.  She made the comment about the darn trees smelling.  I thought she was joking and proceeded to take a whiff of the beautiful flowers on the tree.  Let’s just say I never made that mistake again! I am still baffled at how something so pretty can smell that bad!



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thesalemgarden
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 17:37:44

    I’m sorry but I don’t the identity of the red plant. It’s probably something that grows in the south. I’ll re-blog and ask my southern garden friends the question. We planted a new bradford pear last spring. I didn’t know that there was an odor. That’s a bummer!!


  2. thesalemgarden
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 17:39:51

    Reblogged this on The Salem Garden and commented:
    Here’s a post from my dear friend Joy. She’s trying to identify the plant with the pretty red leaves. Can any of my southern gardening friends tell us what that is? I don’t think I’ve see it here in the northeast.


  3. diaryofacrazedhousewife
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 17:45:29

    Thanks Michele I appreciate you re-blogging the post. The Bradford Pear Trees are beautiful. But, while the bloom they smell! Thankfully it is not all the time!


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