Frost Free

The Garden

Tomorrow is our official last frost date and as if to show Old Man Winter that she means business Mother Nature is bringing us temperatures expected to reach the mid to upper eighties today. Our garden seems to take an intermission at the end of April/beginning of May. The bulbs and flowering shrubs/trees have finished their show but the summer blooming plants haven’t quite gotten to theirs yet. Note to self — must find some late blooming bulbs for next year. There are plenty of pretty things to look at though. There are iris, phlox, and one of the clematises, and there are always the buds. I love budding plants — such promise. I love the textures too — the lacy Japanese maple, the soft lamb’s ear, the bristly new growth on the pine tree. So much to see out there…

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2 Responses to “Frost Free”


  1. 1 Anina April 30, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    I love your photos. Here you are really not supposed to plant anything until after Memorial Day if you want to be safe. Then you have to get GIANT veggie plants or there won’t be enough time for them to mature before winter gets them…

  2. 2 Sonya April 30, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Love the iris, such an unusual color. I also love flowers and trees in bud, that potential energy, bud one day, flower or leaf the next.


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