Weather: 48 degrees and rainy………….Good Morning! We are getting a good rain this morning, so it’s a good thing we got a lot done yesterday in the garden. I do not know how there could possibly be a leaf left on the ground, but we sacked another 4 bags yesterday and pruned and raked and pruned and raked. On Valentines Day, hubby edged all the walks and around all the flower beds with his Valentine’s Day present from me, an old timey, manual garden edger……………..Well that took some spit and vinegar! He’s the greatest…….I really am married to prince charming! Well let’s walk this morning through the Woodland Garden and see how things are progressing……… I love the red of the newly planted dogwoods and the brightness of the BananAppeal Anise bushes……. my mahonias have bloomed and bloomed more this year than ever!
The hellebores are in their glory too…….I may add a couple more for good measure…….
Now, my pride and joy has to be that the spring bulbs are blooming…….. Is that leaves I see mixed in there? UGH! I never noticed the stripe on these crocus, until I got up very close……. How cool is that?
This is the Chestnut Hyacinths just emerging and they are huge!
The daphne (Hackenberry) seems to be liking it’s spot………….
I was reading an article this week about how much grief Prince Charles was given, a few years back, because he says he talks to his plants, flowers and trees. Well, wouldn’t you know, a group of horticulture folks did an experiment to test if talking to plants changes the plant in any way. They hooked up two groups of tomato plants with microphones to their roots. One set of plants got to listen to Shakespeare, read by a man, and another group listened to a book, I had never heard of, and was read by a woman. Another group of tomato plants got nothing in the way of sound directed at them. The conclusion? The tomato plants that were listening to the woman out-performed the Shakespeare group. The Tomatoes that were read to, far surpassed the non-read to group of tomatoes in growth. The Conclusion: women keep talking to your plants! Ha Ha!
Well that is my short and sweet SOS for today! I look forward to seeing you in the garden.
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The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday! So, it’s six photos . Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week in another spot!