Saturday, February 28, 2009

In the Garden

I got to spend some time working in the yard today.  I cleaned up a bit in the vegetable garden area.  Since I had surgery at the end of the summer last year, I didn't get it cleaned up very well.  I found a few surprises- namely, some green onions that survived the winter and several volunteer strawberry plants.  The chives are just sending out new growth.  I still have more cleaning up to do, but it felt good to get out and say hi to the worms.

I noticed some new growth on the clematis, too - it must have popped out in the last day or two, because I look at that thing every day many times through the kitchen window, and this is the first time I've seen any green this year.  

The helebores are blooming wonderfully in front.  I can see them from the dining room table.  I love to look at them, especially this time of year when there isn't much else happening in my yard.  It makes me see how important it is to design with all four seasons in mind; the winter can be pretty drab without variety of blooms.


Angela said...

i love helebores. never had any in my own yard, but they remind me of my grandparents' home.

my garden needs some serious tending, too, even if we are moving. but, looking at the mostly dormant garden, i can't help but see possibilities for the summer, you know?

Jennifer Johnson said...

Seems like my garden is more about the possibilities than the reality, if you know what I mean ;)