The musings of a chef-caterer
turned estate gardener,
digging, pruning and
cultivating my way through a year in the garden
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Squish, Squish, Squish
Spring is coming very late to Atlanta this year, but at least the temperatures seem to be moderating. It seems very peculiar to garden after two years of extreme drought, since everything now feels like I'm walking on a wet sponge. I figure we'll start to dry out around Memorial Day....one of my friends commented yesterday that she's entering her hostas into the 200 meter breast stroke.
One of the early cherries (above) is slowly coming out of winter hibernation at the Big House, just a week after having 3 inches of snow! It's getting ready to put on a show, while the Prunus Mume "Peggy Clark" (below) is at her peak, and starting to drop it's faded blooms.
The crocuses are up, looking as happy as ever, sure that January has finally come!
Near the garage, Hyacinth L'Innocence is slowly opening in the sun.