I’ve just returned to my patch after a month away. The best thing is discovering all the changes that have taken while I was away.
Reports are that we have had the mildest winter in decades. We had two frosts back in late May, and one very mild frost this morning. Orchardists say we are weeks ahead on the season and spring has already sprung.
Here are a few highlights of our property today.
Biggest bumble bee I’ve ever seen!
Rows of garlic up and away
Volunteer pumpkins already germinating from the compost pile.
Banana plant survived the mild winter without need of cover
Community garden in our front yard
Pears just leafing out
Blueberries in blossom
Black boy peach. Yum!
A tiny grape vine I bought 2 months ago reduced to $1 for clearance.
Our Steiner Play Group daffodil
Awesome! Any guesses?
Ubiquitous, but Mrs. Estwing loves them
Verti Birdies’ birth tree: Apricot blossoms
Happy to be home but miss my girls, Estwing