With tulips on the kitchen table, and tulips coming up in the garden, there is a festive air to the day, and I’ve been out in the garden touring around. It’s early to do any actual gardening, but with an almost nonexistent winter under our belts, I’m betting that doing a few early chores will be fine.
Then I took a look at the tree peony. Tree peonies are woody, and you have to be careful to prune away only woody material. I cut back my herbaceous peonies to the ground last fall.
This is a nice little iris–it’s very early and tough, and the flowers are lovely.
Seeing this hyacinth emerge is like seeing an old friend after a long absence. I’ve had these for years, and they spread slowly but surely.
A cold wind sent me and the cats back indoors, to blog and to bake (that’s me I’m talking about, not the cats, though it would be nice to have some cats who could bake muffins).