This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

april flowers

April wild flowers
My blog needs a bit of color now and then. It tends to be all dirt brown and a little green at this time of year. There are no vegetable flowers in my garden yet.

Here are the "wild" flowers blooming around Fresh Pond (Cambridge MA) at this time of year. (Many were recently planted by the Town.) I know names of a few (58%) and wish I knew more. From top left, by row: yellow anemone (Anemone ranunculoides), ??, forsythia (Forsythia europaea), wild violet (Viola papilionacea), ??, Northern Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), ??, ??, Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis), dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), and ??. If you know any of the unknowns, please let me know. Thanks!

4 Comments:

Blogger Lets Plant said...

Looking good!!

April 26, 2008 11:06 PM

 
Blogger GardenJoy4Me said...

What a great collection of such pretty coloured flowers ! NICE !
Joy

April 27, 2008 7:09 AM

 
Blogger alec said...

center... peach tree.( rosacaea family) i updated my blog , finally. the pictures on this post are endearing.

April 27, 2008 6:11 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Thanks!

April 27, 2008 10:15 PM

 

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