Spring Flowers Around Peaceful Bend

lilac bush at peaceful bend

The spring flowers are blooming abundantly around the winery.  We have redbuds, lilacs, spring beauty, gas plant, violets, trillium, pussy’s toes, dogwoods, and many more all in bloom right now.  I’m wondering how we are going to throw blankets over everything to protect them from the freeze that’s predicted tonight!

white and purple lilacsWell, unfortunately, we won’t be able to save them all.  So I pulled out my camera to try to save a bit of the spring color photographically.

Our lilac bush is really loaded up this year, and I noticed a few branches had a touch of white blooms to them.  Anyone else see this?  I’ve never noticed this before on this particular bush.

close up look at redbud blossomsThe redbuds are vibrant right now too.  We’re enjoying lots of red and purple blooms around the winery, which is actually pretty appropriate for our product!

unknown bush flowering at Peaceful BendThe bushes in front of the cottage are blooming, but it’s hard to tell from the driveway since the flowers are so tiny.  The bees really love these flowers though, and on the warm mornings, the bushes have literally been humming with honey bee activity.  I think these bushes are Citrus Berberis, but I’m not positive about that i.d.

Wild spring beauty blooming at Peaceful BendThese little white and pink Spring Beauty carpet a few areas around the driveway.  They are small, but in mass they put on quite a show.

A robin hunting for worms in the springI noticed that while I was hunting photographs, someone else was hunting worms.  We have several robins taking advantage of the soft ground after the rains.  I wonder what wine pairs with earthworms?

I hope you enjoyed this peek at our spring scene. I invite you to take a break and come see all the flowers in bloom here while you sip a glass of wine.  Ahhh…..