|Color in the front yard, these crabapples on my Red Jade will freeze and persist until spring when they will thaw and birds will pick off 90% of them.|
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The weather is behaving absolutely gloriously. I would take a dozen days like today with bright sunshine, though short-timed, and moderate temperatures. We will be having a string of sunny days before the temperatures dip back to highs below that golden 50 degree mark.
When in the garden, I turn about considering how I should make each day count for something in the scheme of my garden chores. I pulled radishes, hilled up some leeks, and collected some ripe fennel seeds. I am probably the last person on the planet cooking with fennel regularly, and wish I could tempt the bulbous stem not to go to seed each and every time I attempt to grow it for more than its seed heads. It appears I may have luck with some offshoot of my plants set out this spring.
|Burning bush and rock cairn|
|Strawberry bed with sugar maple winter leaf cover|
|Oakleaf hydrangea showing some color|
|Abiqua Drinking Gourd with some nice color|