spring garden photos

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There are some tasty things sprouting in my spring garden this year. Asparagus (this first ever stalk was about as thin as string licorice! I ate it anyway!)

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Norwegian fingerling potatoes, sweet potatoes, rainbow carrots, Jefferson's lima beans are just a few.

If I ever get finished weeding the veggie bed

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we'll have some fine bell peppers & lettuces, too.

Notice the tiny brown mushrooms behind the early garlic? They popped up where the rabbit-keeper errantly decided to drop some rabbit droppings when cleaning out the cage in the late fall. I wouldn't want to cook with these..

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Spring sun, what little we had, also brought out some of my favorite flowering plants: The trillium was probably hauled up from the pond by the previous owners of the property, although I can hardly imagine them taking such a risk... I like it best when ithe tips begin to turn shades of pink to lavender.

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and this unusual purple lilly of the valley. We have the white kind all over, but this one lingers at the rear of the veggie bed.

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We planted this variety of smoke treee the first year we lived here. I can't wait to see how it twists and turns, but I'll have to.

smoke_tree.JPGIn the fall it's leaves show all shades of oranges through deep purple. Beauty.

These violets fill in under the hosta which edge the front path.

violet_edging.JPGMy brother used to give his highschool sweetie bouquets of them, a' la Professor Higgins & Liza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. They played the leads in that musical in high school.

This ajuga is way out back

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but something I borrowed from a neighbor. I like it's tidiness and early color.

And this hosta, shown here when it was just straightening up,

giant_hosta_early.JPGare now absoutely enourmous. Anybody want divisions?

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Kristy said:

Gosh, I wish I could get divisions--beautiful!

(yes, this is still me--just a new domain name)

Carol said:

Well, Kristy, when we next fly out to Seattle, if I can, I'll try to stuff some rootstock in one of my bags. Hosta (I have 10 kinds) do very well in my tiny yard, because they require no care, I just have to hack them in quarters every few years. What's up with the domain change?

John said:

I want some too!

Carol said:

John, you can come by anytine with a good sharp knife and take what you will. The monster hostas (glue-green puckery & lime-green) are in real need of division this year. They are the newest additions, and about 4 years old.

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