I downloaded my camera to the computer today and realized I have accumulated over 100 pictures since I last did so. After I went through them, culled and cropped, I have enough pictures for two posts. So I have to choose whether I am going to share the walk we took out at Bennett Spring today, or what is going on in the garden and around the house.
In a nutshell, this is what is happening in the flower garden.
Pretty much everything, actually. This bouquet is just the highlights: kerria, bleeding heart, spirea, lilac, candytuft, ajuga and a jonquilla daffodil named “Baby Moon.”
Here is “Baby Moon” out in the garden. It is just winding up for the big show.
There are just loads of daffodils right now, all over the place: in the front, in the Stroll Garden, out in the labyrinth. This one is in the herb garden. Her name is Princess Zaide and she is a Division 3 daffodil (short cupped).
The Princess was one of the cultivars that I paid a rather stiff price for when she was a new introduction, largely because I was so enchanted with her description. She has performed quite nicely.
So has this little jonquilla, known as “Pipit.”
The apples are blossoming right now. The female bumblebees are busy pollinating the Fuji.
The honeybees seem to prefer the Golden delicious.
Out in front the species tulips are busy making spots of color.
That last one deserves a closer look.
Inside the house, Miss Mallory has developed a fascination for water in all its permutations. When I water my peace lilies, she is right there to watch the water drip out of the root ball and into the catch pot. She hops into the bathtub every night when I brush my teeth just knowing that I will turn the tap on to a trickle so she can play in it. (I never disappoint ner…)
She still takes a scunner to the cat that shows up all over the place taunting her. She has developed an interesting method for drinking water, lying down next to the bowl after she picks up and drops the catch pot it is in several times to spill some water out. This way she does not have to look at that horrid cat that insists on staring back at her from the water bowl.
Not so silly here: no sooner had I spread the quilt out on the floor to take a picture of it than she was on it. Within seconds she was washing.
That’s about it for around here.
Oh, the irises have bud stalks up already. We’ve been feasting on asparagus, the onions are planted, the peas are up.
That’s all. It is definitely spring here in the Ozarks.