March 21, 2015
Spring is finally here and the garden is beginning to come to life. Above are photos of the flowers and buds that brightened the past week. I discovered the Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) just this morning. For the past several years they’ve barely shown themselves and have disappeared before having a chance to even bloom.
Leaf buds, seedlings and sprouts have been making an appearance this week as well. The Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ (top row) is a cutting that I rooted late last summer and planted in the fall. It’s not much to look at right now but it will grow quickly once the warm weather decides to stick around. I was surprised to see the Snow On The Mountain (Euphorbia marginata) seedlings already up (middle row). There are quite a few of them scattered around several flower beds. And at least one Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus) is showing leaf buds (bottom row).
Here is a small evergreen tree seedling that I found at the base of another tree last summer. I transplanted it to another area and managed to keep it alive. It’s doing quite well and has a beautiful color. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to identify it.
We had some very beneficial rain on Thursday. The weather service only measured about a quarter of an inch, but we received about three quarters of an inch at our house. It’s also been raining lightly this evening. No drought-busters but welcome nonetheless.
The past week was a good one for my garden. I can’t wait to see what the next seven days will bring!