Come with me on a tour of what's growing and blooming these days at Mucky Boots!
The magnolia by the pond is about to burst into blossom. Remember the toddlers in fuzzy slippers? They're about to start dancing!
When we moved here we were so happy to see there are a couple of dogwood trees on the property, including one in the chicken yard and this one in the perennial garden by the pond. In a few weeks this bud will be a beautiful saucer-shaped, creamy white flower.
Also in the perennial gardens is this ribes, which looks its best at this time of year, and the winged euonymous, one of the "ugly plants" I am trying really hard to appreciate more. At least it's leafing out, which makes it look more like an actual plant and less like a weird alien insect.
In the vegetable garden the first official spear of asparagus has appeared...
...the garlic is looking happy, despite having to share the bed with a few stray snowdrops and tulips...
...but the tulips are looking a bit sad, I suspect because of the several late frosts they have had to endure.
In the greenhouse the overwintered lettuce is coming back to life. It is Anuenue, a variety in my very short gardening career I have come to love - crispy, juicy, tasty. What more could you want?
The green onion seedlings (seeded in groups as per Eliot Coleman) are almost ready to transplant outside...
...and the squash seedlings have erupted with a vigorous "Ta Da!" Some seedlings emerge so tentatively and slowly they look like they'd really rather stay in bed a while longer. But when squash are ready to emerge they get right to it.
And that's what's growing at Mucky boots!