"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"
Yesterday I spread some straw in the garden (available at Mason Brook Nursery) to maintain the moisture and protect the soil from being compacted.I was pleased to see that the snap peas were just beginning to blossom. Won't be long till the first harvest of 2016.
|The Kousa Dogwood is flowering. This is a great tree for our climate, it is very hardy|
|The "rain covers" have formed on this pitcher plant. I believe this variety is Sarracencia flava|
Japanese Painted Fern really lights up shady areas. I'm trying to get it to spread out.
|The Miss Kim lilac is in full bloom now. This variety is unbelievably fragrant, almost cloyingly so. I find it almost intoxicating and it is a magnet for Eastern tiger swallowtails (Papilio glaucus)|
|When I moved to New Ipswich in 1974 I found an early blooming daylily on the property. This is the first flowering for 2016|
|Ants on the peonies. Are they harmful? They are not, Are they necessary for the flowers to emerge? They are not|
|A future snap pea|
|National Geopgraphic - April 1928|