Sunday, April 8, 2012

First Harvest!

I harvested some of the lettuce that I planted on January 30 for a salad!  Now if I just had a nice tomato to go with it . . . but that won't be for some time yet.  I like the variety of colors and textures I get from the packet I selected.

Spring is hanging on . . . actually, by the calendar, it is Spring, but the it seems it has been Spring for months.    We have to be patient, as Nebraska is known for it's ever changing temperatures.  A week ago, we turned our air conditioner on . . . now, we are running the furnace.  Such is life in Nebraska.

 The Jade Crabapple was in full bloom along with the Redbuds.

And then it appeared as if it was snowing . . . 

A few of the ground covers are blooming
Yellow Archangel

 Variegated Periwinkle

The Honeysuckle vine is blooming - are the Hummingbirds on their way?  We haven't seen any yet, but have heard Orioles and the Juncos are gone . . . so it shouldn't be long. 

The tree peonies are blooming to beat the band!  It's a shame I can't cut them for a bouquet without jeopardizing next years blooms

The Bleeding Heart continue to put on their show, while the Iris, Peonies and Daisies grow to be next in line

I hope you are enjoying Spring where you are.  It is my favorite time of the year.  A time with promise of new beginnings.