Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring is in the Air!

The garden is coming into it's full Spring glory! The trees are flowering and leafing out, the daffodils are blooming, and the tulips are up about 5 inches, we're waiting for their buds to appear. We have spinach, radish, and carrot showing new growth in the vegetable area.

Our "Fridays in the Garden" work days will start in a couple of weeks. As always in a garden, there's plenty to do before we start the fun task of planting annuals.

The catkins have formed on the Harry Lauder's Walking Stick .

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring!!

The garden is awakening from it's winter slumber! After experiencing our 5th coldest winter in recorded history, the plants are slowly waking. The thousands of daffodils are budding and some are already in bloom. The trees and shrubs have swollen buds, ready to explode with a few more warm, sunny days.

Two of the educational programs that we welcome to our gardens have planted onions, lettuce, radish, spinach, peas and potatoes in the vegetable area.
It's time to call in the volunteers to start raking and cleaning the beds. As always, there is much work to be done! Tree Peony leafing out.
Merrill Magnolia ready to pop!