Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring?


Teddy is pretending it is Spring and soaking up all the sunlight she can.
 We took a walk through the lower gardens looking for signs of Spring.  We found the first crocuses peeking through the ivy.

 Peeking tulips too.

 Wild onions are always the first to show some green.

 We planted over 500 daffodils last Fall.

 They are popping up everywhere.

 Last night we had a heaving frost.  It pushed the paths up and was crunchy to walk on this morning.

 The dogwoods are putting out some pretty Spring yellow.

 The ponds are frozen.

 The daffodils will put on quite a display when they bloom.  This Fall I think I will add tulips.

 The frost got my Hellebore's.  They will eventually force out some new blooms.

 Suspended animation fish.

 The chives are growing too.

 The English Walking Stick has buds on it.

 My Green Giant Thuja Arborvitae should grow quickly this season.  They are supposed to grow 3-4 feet each year.  Soon my garden will be walled in by them.

As always, Teddy waits for me at the gate.
 Time to head back to the main house.

Hope you enjoyed the tour.