Does this remind you of a tulip? Look a little closer...it is a bud on a compact size magnolia tree.
I couldn't resist buying the "Jane Magnolia" for my new garden at Das Kleine Haus.
For many years, I worked on the gardens at the Farm. Most of you followed me all last year as I recorded everything from the spring planting of seeds, in the greenhouse, to the hot days in summer with all the daylilies and roses in bloom.
Now, I have a chance to start over with new garden plans and a blank slate. It is hard work, removing grass and digging new beds.
|Benjamin preparing a hole for the Palm Tree|
Daylilies, I brought from the farm, are already peeking through the mulch.
Sugar snap peas, trailing along the fence, are blooming...
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and small pea pods are beginning to form.
You may find it difficult to believe, but these are tiny early tomatoes. They are growing in my cold frame. With my night-time temperatures dropping in the high 30's this week, I will simply close the top of the cold frame to protect them.
For cool weather blooms, you can always count on Dianthus. You may know them as Sweet Williams or Pinks.