Friday, March 26, 2010

What's growing

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!

5 comments:

~Kim~ said...

What a great tour of what's growing in your corner of the world!! You are certainly off to a wonderful start and I am envious because I'm still trying to get my first daffodil to pop!!! :-))

Miriam said...

Yes, it's lovely to have spring so early, as we do here, but when we really have to wait for something it can be even better. Those daffodils of yours are going to be spectacular!

Toni aka irishlas said...

Nice pics, ladies. Spring may be fickle, but, it's one of my favorite times of year.
I have to say, that's a lot of squash! And, you can't beat fresh asparagus! Ours is still a couple of weeks out yet. I can taste it on the grill already.

jeanives said...

if you rotate that magnolia photo 90 degrees to the right it looks like an ostrich, maybe with its tongue out. Do ostrich have tongues?

Paula said...

I have asparagus envy.

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