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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One Comment Add yours

  1. Michele Whalen says:

    Wow Anne. I can’t believe the beautiful flowers poking up in the cold north. Great pictures!

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