Monday, June 1, 2015

January Transforms Into April

It simply happens: November, December...

... and suddenly we add a new calendar. No sooner did we harvest the last fall vegetables than it was time to sow again. 

Snow flakes and ice 
become rain drops and puddles
Nourished seeds beneath the soil 
bravely push forth their little heads
The sun rises and the sun sets
and days grow longer
Re-potting, for roots grow stronger.
Fragrance and color consumed 
while birds proclaim happiness in song_ 
Miracles never cease
 as January transforms into April.


9 of February
it begins

Magnolia stellata

Yoshino Cherry
Malus 'Prairifire'

and then the rain came

29 March_ apple and cherry blossoms

Rhododendron 'PJM'

Pulmonaria saccharata


Clematis 'Blue Bird'
North side adds more color
Full Lunar Eclipse_ 4 April

Painted Lady nectaring on Bergenia

Paeonia suffruticosa

B. 'Early Snowball'
Brassicas_ cauliflower and raised beds

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'
Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'

B. 'Tete Noir'

Western Tiger Swallowtail
we call it the Tea Room

good morning April 28