After a few spits and starts, spring is fully underway here and, judging by the weather forecast for the next week, is here to stay. I’d say this is my favorite time of year, but I think I like high summer the best, when things are fully established for the season and growing like mad. The best thing about spring is that it eases all the anticipation that builds up for me waiting for the weather to warm up enough to spur things my garden back to to life. Here’s a load of pictures.
Maple, which will turn green once the leaves grow a bit.
Black Locust, one of my favorite trees in the garden, taking its sweet time.
Comfrey, coming on strong.
Cattail, dead and alive.
Wild Strawberries, looking especially genki.
Today I gave the white clover in my pathways its first haircut of the year.
I mixed the cut clover into my vegetable beds along with cow manure. I’ll plant veggies in two weeks or so.
The potatoes I planted a few weeks ago are already popping up.
Japanese Alder, which is competing with the Black Locust as the fastest growing tree in my yard. It also fixes nitrogen and will eventually provide some nice shade in the summer.
Side yard looking nice…really need to obscure that cement monstrosity though.
Spring, baby. Dig it. Off to bed with windows open.