Yesterday was the first day I was able to walk over the yard and check things....not much to see. The mole runs are horrific and it makes walking with a bad foot very difficult. It had to pick my way through the war zone.
I found this fungi growing on a dead stump. I think I will call it a winter flower, it makes me think of those decorative cabbages.
The new herb bed is still under its blanket of leaves but several little new garlic plants are popping through. I planted these from my saved cloves last fall. I have no idea which it is but it is a hard neck variety. At first I thought I would use this as a holding bed, but may just leave it as it. There are chives, sweet williams, and something else planted under there.
Of course, when warm weather hits, I suspect rudbeckias will pop up there too.
This is viburnum Brandywine. I am pleased with how tall it has gotten.
I had a few blooms last year and am hoping for more. I need some height at the corner of the foundation here.
I could lie and tell you this is frosted groundcover..........it is the bane of my gardening existence, henbit (it and Bermuda grass). I think I will just start mowing and trimming it and quit trying to eliminate it. It doesn't work anyway.
I saw lots of perennials greening up some and iris and daffs.
We have had two very warm days and I always start worrying about that bringing things on too quickly and then a hard freeze hitting them, especially the fruit trees. I see no signs of budding on them yet and I am keeping my fingers crossed. The strawberries are still buried under heavy mulch so they are safe.
This is the month I need to spray dormant oil on the fruit trees. I will wait until this predicted rain is gone and do my best to get that done, cold or not.