Things are starting to come back after the late frost; the wild grape is putting out new leaves, the ostrich ferns are green again and even the catalpa seems to be forming new leaf buds.
|The ostrich ferns are now bright green again|
|New radish seedlings on the left, spinach in the centre and lettuce to the right|
|Potatoes planted three weeks ago now have been hoed and hilled up|
|The newly sown heirloom bush bean bed with a mulch of straw or grass clippings between the rows|
Fledgling tomatoes planted against Josh's tomato frames
|The red currants weeded and now recognizable|
|The shrub border has a crisp edge now|
|And the purple and orange bed was a treat to edge since the soil always stays moist and easy to work|
|The latest attempt at composting - all this material was the product of one day's weeding!|
|The tree nursery - spruce on the left, red oak on the right|
|Yellow Swallowtail feeding on the Preston Lilac|
|It's hard to see the bee because it disappeared totally into each flower|
I had two other exciting sightings; one of an oriole going from one shrub to the next in the Highbush Cranberry hedge. The other was of a hawkmoth at the Johnny Jump-Ups. But in neither case did I have my camera. Sigh, sigh.