Yard Flowers
April 20 and 21

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Leaves are starting to appear on the bronze maple.

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Zooming in on the maple leaves and blossoms.

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The back deck "salad bar" will provide us with greens close to the kitchen for most of the summer.

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This lovely double tulip was a first this year, although all of the tulips were planted by the former owners.

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These sunny tulips managed to bloom without the help of a cage!

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Some of the tulips are so tall that they are nearly at the top of the cages.

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There is also an early clematis.

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Blossoms have started to rain down from the cherry tree.

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In some spots the grass has more pink than green.

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But looking up at the tree you wouldn't believe that anything has fallen - just wait until all of these hit the ground!

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Today is the Queen's birthday so our neighbour brought over a Union Jack for us to fly.

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It replaced the official flag of Vancouver Island.

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Tomatoes have been transplanted into the raised bed/greenhouse. They join the garlic, carrots and lettuce already there.

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Potatoes and peas are coming up in the upper level raised bed beside the garage.

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A dahlia has been added to the bed beside the front gate sign.

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The large pieris beside the back deck comes out yellow but will turn green. It has finished blooming.

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The potted Macintosh apple that moved with us from Kelowna is in full bloom.

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A closer look at the apple blossoms.

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And the pieris leaves.

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Next the house, the Spartan apple is also in bloom.

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These tulips in the back yard are so large that their stems can't hold them up!

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