Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Daffodil Walk

I finally have one daffodil blooming- it's one of the cyclamineus group- either 'Peeping Tom' or 'February Gold'- these are the daffodils which look like they are in wind tunnel with the perianth segments pointing backwards. Hopefully more will soon be in bloom. It is too late to change the date or cancel the event. I hope it is successful.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Snowdrops and Daffodils

My annual daffodil walk is in just over a week: May 4th, which is a week from Sunday and I have no daffodils in bloom yet. I'm trying not to worry. I have a great number of Galanthus (snowdrops) which I love and spread them around every year- I think maybe this year for the first time ever they will still be in bloom for my walk. My Scilla and Chionodoxa are starting to bloom and I have Johnny-Jump-Ups left over from last year. Also, one Primula is blooming. I'm still hoping for the daffodils- they have never failed me yet. 3 or 4 years ago, we had 12 inches of snow completely flatten them and cover them all but by Sunday they were fine. Last year a freak 5 inch snow storm bent over most of my lilacs (and snapped alot of the Canadians) the night before my lilac tea- I haven't picked a date yet for the Lilacs- I'll wait and see if the daffodils are on time first.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring is Really Here

My snowdrops are now in full glorious bloom (in the one spot with no snow- as most of my yard has a foot of snow still).  It is sure nice to see those flowers- I think they are one of my favorite because they are so early- also very rugged and fragrant.  It doesn't bother me that they are white which is a color I've seen alot of lately.

I started my pruning this weekend and I have cleaned out the chicken house.

At farm, we've been making syrup everyday after going the month of March with not much activity.  At this time of year, I don't have time to help them very much.  Gathering sap this weekend, we heard and saw killdeer.