Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Getting Ready...

It has been a long, cold winter, and as of April 2, 2013 my garden is STILL covered with great mounds of snow.

But there are signs of a change to come...

The trunks of my young apple trees have turned a glowing bronze, looking like fire-sticks against the snow. (Over the winter, they were a lifeless gray.)

Trunk of apple 'Calville Blanc D'Hiver', early spring
Here and there, dwarf evergreens are tentatively poking their noses out from under their winter blanket. Hello, so nice to see you again! I hope you didn't get too smashed under there!

Picea abies 'Little Gem' emerging from melting snow
There are even a few green shoots in the warmer spots near to the house:
Daffodils poking through the still semi-frozen soil
I've bought some supplies...
Good stuff for good dirt
... and a birdbath!
Spring is almost here - and I am SO ready for it!


  1. How nice to see the snow starting to melt. It's been a long winter! And daffodils coming up! Hooray!

  2. I have always covered Little Gem with burlap over winter since on two occasions I've had them badly burn in spring... Larry

    1. Thanks for the tip Larry! I'll see how it does this spring... this is its first year in my garden.


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