While I had thought that my home garden was languishing with very little sunlight in winter, just as spring entered, all the plants suddenly woke up and made their presence felt. I found flowers blooming all over, salad leaves perking up, new buds making their appearance in dried stumps and branches of cuttings I had given up for good; they really surprised me. Here are some flowers in bloom:
Daffodil, viola, pansy and pear (click to enlarge)
Here are some harvests and which form part of my daily salad at breakfast:
Some harvests from my home garden L to R and clockwise: Broccoli, nasturtium, lettuce and norabona, radish, ruccola and broccoli (click to enlarge)
More bloomers in my garden: L to R and clockwise: Geranium, blue pansy, daffodil, Spiraea thunbergii (click to enlarge)
I discovered something amazing in the Japanese winterberry that I picked up during the winter hike in December. I brought it back with me from the hills, placed it in a nice vase filled with water and renewed the water from time to time. The seeds turned red and remained so without dropping off for more than 4 months. Just last week I looked closely and there were fresh green leaves from the middle of a branch – but no roots! This really surprised me – if any of you has an explanation, I’ll be happy to know. See the photos below.
Left: Japanese winterberry – placed in water in December Right: Branch of new leaves, but no roots in the stem
Here are some more colors from my home garden: (click to enlarge)
L to R and clockwise: Hyacinth, nira flower, snapdragon, flaming red leaves of the japanese photinia
Finally, my favorite wisteria that I transplanted from a friend’s garden to mine has started flowering!
Here it is:
That’s all for this week! Have a great day!