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.

Monday, March 01, 2010

spring flowers!

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A yard down the street from me has a front yard that fills with early spring flowers every year. These are always the first bulbs to bloom. Crocuses and snowdrops on a south facing slope. How wonderful!

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11 Comments:

Blogger Dan said...

What a wonderful sight. I planted Muscari a couple years ago in the front lawn. I can't wait until they spread like these.

March 02, 2010 12:19 AM

 
Blogger Linda said...

Oh, how lovely! Here in Michigan I still have a while to go yet before I see crocus. Yesterday I did see my Hyacinths peeking out of the winter earth. Can't wait-so tried of cold and snow!

March 02, 2010 8:23 AM

 
Blogger Karen K. said...

Oh! The first signs of spring!!! I just love those early bulbs...someday I'd like to have a landscape with a place for bulbs like that, but for now, I'll just look at these pictures :) Thanks for posting them - brightened my day!

March 02, 2010 8:32 AM

 
Anonymous Chiot's Run said...

WOW, how lovely.

March 02, 2010 1:05 PM

 
Blogger Megan said...

Ah, I needed to see that!!! I am ready for spring. I still have 6" snow here in Ohio!

March 02, 2010 1:09 PM

 
Blogger Tricie said...

They're beautiful. I live over in Roslindale and the soil is thawed at least 6 inches, and in some places more. Do you think I could plant peas yet or is it too early?

March 02, 2010 3:20 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

You should wait til St Patrick's Day. The soil is probably too muddy and the seeds may rot. And March can be very snowy - who knows what will come for weather. But I agree, it seems nice out. If you want to experiment and don't mind if you loose all the seeds, I enjoy an experiment!

March 02, 2010 4:16 PM

 
Anonymous Debbie said...

I have four feet of snow in my front yard, so it will be quite awhile before I see anything like that there. Thanks for the preview.

March 02, 2010 7:20 PM

 
Blogger Marie said...

ahhhh, spring.....I'm under 40" of snow and it's not melting fast enough...

March 02, 2010 10:52 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful it is to see green! My yard and garden are still covered by a couple of inches of snow here in Western MA. Soon enough!
~Felicia~

March 03, 2010 7:03 AM

 
Anonymous Nova @ Grow Herb Garden said...

Oh, such pretty spring flowers. A few more days and I think I can go out and start working on my garden.

I love your blog. Found out about this on the veggie gardener.

March 08, 2010 7:43 AM

 

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