Mother Nature stealing the show.  We get amazing skies.

Evelyn Drake shows how Mother Nature rewards those who endure cold winters.

"The wonderful photos I so enjoy with this post put my garden to shame.  Nevertheless, it brings me many hours of joy, and spring especially inspires me to keep digging! I live in the Northwest corner of Illinois, just a few miles from the Wisconsin state line.  Winters are cold, summers can be brutal, and it seems the wind is ever present.  Not to mention the wildlife that takes its toll on my garden.  Still many beautiful plants keep hanging in there!"

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Redbud just starting to open.

The tree peony has well over a hundred buds.

The PJM rhododendron is wanting, but this evening the bees are thick on it.  Can you find one?

Gotta love freshly edged!

The bluebells have been lovely.

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