i’m a few weeks behind on this, in consequence of which, you get more flowers, all at once!
this is the first year i’ve allowed myself the indulgence of a flowerbed, just for flowers, just for beauty — not food, not medicinal herbs. enough of those things are established now that i felt good about devoting the time and space for a patch of early spring bulbs. we got them into the ground in October, and here they are, first blush of springtime:
my forsythia bloomed this year, as well, though a little bit late (i think because it didn’t get much water this winter).
cherry blossoms (in March, i might note):
which are certainly gorgeous, even if they are nearly two months early.
especially in front of that plowed field.
lots going on this spring. Jeremy came down to trim the trees:
doing a superb job, as always. the cottonwood canopy is lighter, healthier and more brilliant (and less dangerous to the house) than ever.
we planted a new globe willow tree by the chicken coop, for barnyard shade:
Alan has been installing an aquaponics system between the patio and the garden, with Rev’s help: