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Thursday, March 22, 2012

What has Sprung this Spring?

70º today.  Into the 80ºs tomorrow.  You call this spring? 

I took a walk around to capture what is showing itself in the gardens.  I was pleasantly surprised with some of my finds.  Here's an assortment of what has sprung.
Inside the tomatoes, basil and peppers are doing just fine.

Outside I've been slowly working my way around the perennial beds straightening the rock borders.  I've done three of 8 so far.  Washing screens took up a lot of outside work time this afternoon.
Found sprung: bleeding heart.  Here's one of three I have.

 Some daffodils are spent but other varieties are just coming into their own. 

 I should remember the name of this wild flower but right now the name escapes me.  This was a surprise I found today.

 My one and only rose is leafing out.
 Hostas are in varying stages of new growth.  This one is next to the house so its farther along.
 Another daffodil along the glen.  For some reason ...
 these daffodils turn their faces away from the house.  Well, I guess they like to face the south.
 This daffodil was newly planted last fall and at first I wasn't sure they would even come up.
 They did and this one has a trumpet problem.
 In the vegetable garden I have a decision to make about volunteer pumpkins.  They are coming from a pie pumpkin that daughter, Emily roasted here at Thanksgiving.
 My bed of broccoli.
 Wintered over spinach in the bed where new spinach has germinated.
 Assorted lettuces.
 Snow peas.
 Pak choi.

 In the front garden the daffodils have started to bloom and
 hydrangea is leafing out.  I didn't trim it back yet this year and may not or if I do not as drastically as in the past.
 More hostas.
 And finally the pond garden.  This is a chore I started last week but didn't finish.  I managed to cut down all but a few cat tails.  I haven't trimmed the water irises or the Siberian irises.  I may have plants to move too if we build a deck to the right side over looking the pond.