Oh what a difference two weeks makes
Hyacinths are hoppin', bulbs are bloomin'.
Two weeks ago:
One week ago:
I'm anxious to get out there and plant the vegetable potager (below), but we could still have a frost (came close last night). I've cleaned up the beds and mixed in this year's compost. The rose standard appears to have survived the winter fine. I was nervous about it. One miniature boxwood, toward the front in the photo, looks like it may not make it.
The espaliered apple trees, which are to be trained along the green wire to create a "fence" around the raised bed are rabbit-chewed. I'm now hoping for some new lead branches to grow in strong while the rabbit(s) have plenty of other good things to eat.