The unseasonably warm weather has brought out a Northern Water Snake,
warming himself at the feet of the crane . . .
The clematis are blooming . . .
Last year's collards are bolting -- pretty yellow flowers signalling the end.
Time to pull them up and give them to the chickens, making room for new plants.
I'm encouraging them with a nice thick mulch of shaving and horse manure -- courtesy of Ruby, our tenants' horse, and of John, who brought it up to the garden
I cleared out the old collards and kale and broccoli, John tilled up the box beds,
and I got some seeds in -- hoping for rain soon
This rhododendron starts out with coral buds, opens pale pink,
and eventually becomes a pretty pinkish-yellow.