A slice of sunshine caught my eye today. Closer inspection brought a smile to this gardener's face when realizing the daffodils are promising to open and spread their cheerful glow. It's been a slow week in the garden, despite some pleasant weather. I just haven't been able to get out there and yet things seem to be going so slow. I know before I realize it I'll wonder where the time has gone and will be worrying over not being able to catch up. A fretful gardener am I.
Potted hyacinth is blooming, this one under the Coral Bark Maple. I'm really not keen on this particular color. It's almost a dirty pink, and it pales next to the shocking blue varieties sharing the pot. This is obviously part of the mixed bag I bought last season because the colors run the spectrum. I can't wait to see what color will burst forth next.
Golden Hinoki Cypress lights up some of the darker areas of the garden with it's highlighted tips. I've got two of these in the front beds. They're small right now, about two feet, but can reach up to 40 feet. That detail I overlooked when planting one plant beneath a power line running to the house. I'll need to do a little editing, perhaps early spring or in the fall.
A quick peek under the cloche shows the peas are doing well. They're out there with some lettuce and spinach that have seen better days but is at least still alive. This weekend I need to build the trellis that will support these vines. I'm also going to try training some of my squash up the structure. Experts say it can be done with proper support. Why not go for it?