Buds on the crooked cherry. Few years ago, it self seeded up the middle of choisa. The current main trunk grew parallel to the ground, then sent up a vertical branch for sun. When rescued, it grew in a Z shape until last year, when it self pruned the once vertical sun seeking branch. It lost more than half its height for this less crooked structure, but seems to be very healthy. Lovely, lovely little tree. @gardening #gardening
Outside daytime. Same tree from further back which shows a stumpy main trunk half as tall as the side branches are wide. The soil at the base of the tree is covered in heart shaped cyclamen leaves which are variegated in shades of green.
My spring bulbs weren't stored correctly when we moved, leaving them in a jumble. This autumn, I separated as best I could (which was a truly pathetic effort) then planted them in the new garden. Now they're coming up, surprises everywhere. Just love it! @gardening #gardening
What would you do differently if you were tearing out your garden, re-landscaping and starting over? https://www.diningandcooking.com/1218222/what-would-you-do-differently-if-you-were-tearing-out-your-garden-re-landscaping-and-starting-over/
Wow, for the 1st time in 15 years I'm going to have to buy garlic. Usually I grow enough for our household for the year, plus some to give away. However, coz of moving & stuff, last seasons garlic was grown in pots, & it was less cloves sown & they were much smaller than I usually harvest.
Am glad I've got my garlic in beds this season, so should hopefully not be in this position next year.
Look at all those green shoots!
Managed to get out in the winter sun yesterday and saw some snowdrops, common Galanthus nivalus, but no less beautiful for being common.
Also, so moss on a tree that was simply glowing in the sun.
Focus in a just a few snowdrops. They are small white flowers with green markings on the inner petals. C. 10 cms high, and it's common to see people on the ground trying to get close to them!
An overview of part of a garden in the sun. You can see that the garden is sloping away from the viewer, and darker down in the dell. The sky is clear blue and it all looks peaceful.
Focus on branches of a tree that has lots of light green moss growing on them. Because the sun is shining directly upon them, they look like they are glowing.
I am a #horticulturist and #landscape #designer in western #Massachusetts. Started out in #habitat #restoration—ended up #gardening. Fascinated by the way different landscapes change how I feel and experience the world. I believe we all need more insects in our lives.
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