I hope a tune from the “Producers” is going through your head. First views of Spring 2010 gardens.
Overall, some nice springy things happening before the cold snap. I have not “cleaned” the gardens–removed the leaves from the fall, and will wait, because colder weather is coming. But first flowers are here, as you can see.
Starting stuff indoors has been mixed. As you can see in the big pot, a couple of catalpa tress sprouted, but in the little pot, most of the “burning love” bushes that sprouted died, and the catalpa are fading. It’s hard to keep things wet enough to germinate, but not so wet that young roots don’t rot. Darn. I partly inherited my mother’s Irish green thumb (mama barely kept any green growing thing alive, gardening was always daddy’s job).
I’ll put some Hollyhock photos at the end, they are looking better.
Outdoors, I’m amazed at all that is already growing. I love the snowdrops, the little white flowers.
Anyway, Audrey is almost ready to go for a walk, so I’m going to publish now. Update later.
It’s later now. My original plan was to clean off the gardens during spring break, but we’ll see what I think of that plan next week–it will be getting into the 20s at night, and I’ll have to consider of the lack of sun is a good trade for protection.
Not that I would necessarily know.
Anyway, I have a lot of work to get to for tomorrow, so I’ll round out this blog post with a selection of early spring garden photos. (I do wish I had a better digital camera, an SLR that would let me focus manually–many pictures did not work when auto focus insisted on making the background in focus).
Well, that’s it for the first actual outdoor (and a few indoor) photo gallery of the year. By the way, the absurd tags on my previous post, or perhaps my announcement of absurd tags on Facebook, or perhaps both, did bring a spike in blog traffic, though not as much as the inexplicable spike earlier this year with my bells post.