What a great day to spend in a garden ... the First Day of Spring! I feel like this whole post should be in all caps, all the sentences ending with exclamation points!!
Spring finally arrived, and a welcome arrival it is, too. We have had record rainfall for this winter, and in fact it has started to rain as I have been typing this. But for this morning we had reasonably dry weather to potter around in the garden. We did some light work, and a lot of standing around talking about the coming season.
When I set out to take photos in the gardens I wasn't sure there would be much to show you. But as usual, once I looked closer there was much to see and marvel at.
Thanks for reading - enjoy the photos!! And HAPPY SPRING!!!
Daffodils are a ray of sunshine on a grey day
Freshly pruned apple trees
We turned in the cover crops, preparing the beds for spring planting
Mahonia aka Oregon Grape buds getting ready to burst forth
Another Mahonia, this is a different variety
Sweet white violets (a little chewed up, but still pretty)
Close up photo of the cover crops we used. These will feed the soil for the plantings this year
Rhubarb looks so prehistoric before the leaves unfurl
Sweet asters growing in the lawn
Gooseberry bush - look at those thorns/prickles!
Lavender dried on the bush. The plant didn't like the cold this winter, so we pruned it back after I took this photo.
Caltha palustris aka Marsh Marigold
Relocating one of our Hollyhocks to the fence line garden
Sure feels good to get out in the garden again, doesn't it?
And I put in new stepping stones by the shed this morning. Maybe we will track less dirt on the floor ... who knows!