Sunday, March 08, 2009
Just watering on a beautiful day
The dust storms have calmed down for the moment, so when I got back from Mass I headed out into the yard to give the plants a nice deep watering.
The daffodils above are little miracles. I had bought some daffs a year ago last fall and not planted them. When I left for New Orleans at the end of April, my neighbor said she'd toss them into the spot where I had peppers growing the year before. They were already sprouting and she had never planted daffodils before, yet lo and behold, here they are! The little spot of green on the right is Italian parsley, a volunteer from the parsley that survived through an entire winter and all last summer.
Here is new growth on my Golden Shower roses.
New growth on one of my potato vines (which I hope will cover vast amounts of wall this year).
And another shot of Santa Rosa plum blossoms. The two plum trees were in full bloom this last week, during the strong winds. I don't know if insects even had a chance to cross-pollinate them. Time and chance happen to us all.
I loved the scent of wet cedar bark rising to my nostrils as I watered.
All the roses from previous years have new growth on them and one of the new iceberg roses has some too. I look forward to a beautiful summer of roses.