sleeping winter garden

In our area, March is really still winter. There are a few brave flowers poking up but mostly it is better to just admit that Spring is not here yet. This morning we took a garden tour, a morning stroll around the yard that we never miss in Spring, Summer and Fall. This morning I got permission to take a picture of David, who is extremely camera shy, to illustrate the fashion for winter garden tours–I was given permission to put it on the blog since his face was turned away!

garden touring in winter garb

garden touring in winter garb

So, what brave flowers are poking up? Winter aconite:

aconite

aconite

and tulips:

tulips

tulips

And crocuses:

crocuses

crocuses

narcissus:

narcissus

narcissus

and hyacinth:

hyacinth

hyacinth

The cats were as usual sociable, following us around the garden:

snowflake

snowflake

frosty path

frosty path

And yes, another sign of Spring–there are four new calves in the pasture, leaping around and enjoying their new legs. Here are three of them–and there are about six more still expected.

new calves in the pasture

new calves in the pasture

A few frozen garden spots:

telephone pole garden in the back yard

telephone pole garden in the back yard

north garden, full of tulip bulbs but still sleeping

north garden, full of tulip bulbs but still sleeping

And we have lots of vegetable seedlings indoors, but the vegetable garden is in winter mode:

veggie garden east half

veggie garden east half

veggie garden west half

veggie garden west half

 

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