Howdy Folks! I’m jumping on the Garden Tuesday bandwagon. Marjie gave me the idea, and she got it from Pam at Sidewalk Shoes. Since Marjie is located in the Eastern part of the US, and Pam represents the South, I’ll pitch in with Pacific Northwest garden offerings.
Okie dokie, let's take a peek at my yard. Spring is underway in the Pacific Northwest, but today is a typical rainy Tuesday. Although it's soggy today, Mama Nature has been teasing us with some gorgeous sunshine, and in turn the plants are starting to awaken from their slumber.The Rhodedendrons and Azaleas are still sealed up tight, but there is color abounding in the yard.The tulips are just starting to open. Those that have survived getting tramped by basketball heaving, soccer ball kicking, scooter riding heathens, that is.These Old Gold variety shrubs in the front yard are one of my favorites. Every spring, the new growth sports a brilliant bright yellow color that contrasts so lovely against the green. This type of shrub also throws all year long that wonderful evergreen scent associated with Christmas.Moss and Lichen abound out here as you can see on this vine maple in my front yard. I always think of little leprechauns or fairies when I see all the feathery moss and lichen painting my trees.They love the rainy climate. Uh, the moss and lichen that is. I don't know about the leprechauns and fairies. Ahem.In just a few weeks, though, this will be gone due to kids climbing trees and other monkey type behavior.
In the backyard, the little garden is continuing to impress me. I’ve got carrots that are ready for harvest that I planted a couple months ago as an experiment. I follow the Throwback at Trapper Creek homesteading blog maintained by the amazing and wonderful Nita. She’s a master at gardening, and does so year round out here in the PacWest. I got the inspiration from her to try out some “nontraditional” planting times, and had great luck with carrots. Ah, I wish I could just channel her knowledge into my brain. Lord knows, there’s plenty of room rattling around up there.The sage seems to like the wet, and is sprouting may lovely yellow and green hued leaves just begging to find their way into my cooking pot.This little chive sprout took me by surprise today. I think I’ll let it run its course.
So, that’s the latest in my yard. How does your garden grow?