We had an unusually warm winter this year, which has led to an early (and hot) spring. Plants that normally don't poke up until mid-April are here and getting ready to bloom!
I transplanted these Siberian Squill, that I found growing behind our garage, to a sunny spot under the apple tree. After taking this picture I went to check on another garden in the back corner of the yard. A minute later I heard Abe behind me saying "Mama. Tank eww. Tank eww, Mama." When I turned around he handed me this...
...the first flower he ever picked for me! So sweet. Of course I thanked him and gave him hugs and kisses, so naturally by the end of the day I ended up with this...
...the heads picked off of all the flowers in the garden. Oh well, at least he didn't eat the leaves as well. Bunnies are far less considerate!
Other plants coming up around the yard include...
Abe and I planted some lettuce and sweet peas in the garden a few weeks back. The lettuce came up three days later, and now we have a bunch of peas poking up as well. My pea vines always wither and die before I get any peas so I'm hoping this yer will be different...although it's been so warm, I probably should have planted them in January!
See more on my sad little peony here. It's looking robust and healthy this year, although I had to dig it out a bit last year because it didn't bloom. Hopefully I'll get some of those crazy gorgeous flowers again this year!
|Tulips! My favorite.|