We bought our house in Portland last spring, but we didn't close until late May. We missed a lot of the blooms. This year has been an absolute wonderland of blossoms: two different kinds of cherry trees, a pink dogwood, bulbs, a chain tree, a camellia, lilacs, hyacinths and more. I love wandering the backyard, smelling the wafts of flowery smells. It's so nice having a yard to call our own.