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. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

spring is coming - willow catkins and daffodil sprouts

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My pussy willows burst open this week. Right on schedule. Last year, they opened on the very same week.

Some other plants are early this year with the balmy weather we have had. Snow drops are in full bloom and the daffodils are an inch high already. From looking back at my old photos, these are a full month early this year.

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Blogger Jezibels ~ said...

Wow that is some fabulous photography, your best stuff yet Kathy! Whats lens are you using?

PS Hard to say we are looking forward to spring when winter has not even come yet, but I admit Im so excited to get the 2012 garden tilled and ready for this years new crops!

February 25, 2012 5:09 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Lovely photos. The Tulips are having a race with the Daffs in my front garden. I love Snowdrops, when you gently lift their heads and look inside.
Marian (London UK)

February 25, 2012 6:16 PM

Blogger Suburban Gardeness said...

I love, love picture of the pussy willow with the little droplets of water, beautiful!

February 26, 2012 9:31 AM

Blogger Eileen said...

Stunning photo of your pussy willow! I'm new to your site and loving it! The planting calculator is especially helpful :)

February 26, 2012 11:03 AM

Anonymous Dalila said...

That's a fabulous photo on top! Those little droplets of water clinging to the catkins are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

February 27, 2012 10:35 AM

Anonymous Used Tillers said...

It's amazing how early Spring has sprung in all parts of the country. Here in PA it's been a long time since I've seen flowers so early. Normally we're waiting on the cold to subside in April! But I love it. Enjoy! Thanks!

March 22, 2012 9:45 PM

Blogger Alice said...

Wonderful photo of the pussy willow!!!! Signals spring to me.

April 04, 2012 11:11 PM

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April 04, 2012 11:18 PM


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