Monday, March 27, 2017

Frolicing in the pollen

Today, I was observing how bees frolic in crocus pollen. They must've had a real fun 😊

Half opened flowers - full beauty

I've just found this post in my blogger drafts and decided to publish it. 
Photos were taken about 3 years ago

We usually wait till our fauvorite flowers are in full blooms, but have you ever noticed that they're beautiful even before that? 
Take a look at the beauties I found in the garden.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hellebores and friends

It's almost the end of March and a lot of plants are springing up, many of them are getting ready to bloom and some are already flowering :D 

After a long winter it's like a balm to my heart 💙

Monday, March 13, 2017

New gardening season

Hi everyone! :)

It's a new gardening season, so I've already started preparing the garden.

Of course, it's an early spring time, so the soil in my garden is very muddy.
Taking into consideration that winter was much more snowy than the previous ones, we have a big thaw everywhere. 

A few years ago we built a pond, well, a hole in the ground, to be precise. Its purpose was to collect water from an early spring thaw. It's working as you can see, and in spring it's always full, but later in the season the water level  subsides and the pond is dry and empty.

Because of the thaw I've already lost a few plants :( One peony, one iris and one day lilly, they all decayed. I hope I won't lose more plants. 

But, apart from the sad moments like losing the plants, there are many happy incidents that are harbingers of spring :)

Snowdrops are already flowering, plants are slowly coming out. My roses have swollen buds and my honeysuckles (Lonicera caerulea) have buds either. Red rhubarbs look like small mushrooms :)

Here, some one cheeky hare pooped on my tulips and pulled one on the ground 😠

This comming week I'll start sowing flowers seeds. I already sowed some :)