The garden speaks volumes. Witch Hazel with it's red orangey crinkled ribbons glows bright, on these sunny, late winter days.
Orange Julius aka OJ, has made it through the winter freeze, as has his buddy or buddling! He arrived along with his sweetie, HOTLIPS, from A friend's pond that was being dismantled . Sadly, Hotlips didn't survive the move. OJ has become a king in the pond world here..measuring about four inches or more. Growing from a tiny goldfish, he rules a new kingdom. Ice may cover his pondland, but below..he is the Prime Minister.
The variegated Yucca doesn't look too bad for a plant stuck in the back shed over the winter with all the other wintered garden stuff and mess! Come on girl...perk up!! I see you have babies. Yes Ms. Vic..your name is on one of them!
Snow is melting..more seeds are planted in the cold frames. What a difference a month has made. Look back..incredible the snow melt.
Here is my list, scattered or seeded in rows today:
Lollo Rossa lettuce
Radish French Blush
Semi savoy spinach Samich
Extra Dwaft Pak Choy
Chard Bright Lights
The spinach mentioned in my last blog post, has germinated. Also, Purple Mizuna seeded last November 24th and forgotten about.. has germinated. "What are those little purple sprouts"? Well thankfully there was a marker stuck in the soil. How did we live without a raised bed all those years before, I ask you!!