Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Calla Lilies

The calla lilies at the front of the house are in bloom. Watching them in their various steps as they unfurl their bloom is interesting.

Monday, March 30, 2009


I turned the composter over this weekend. Worms! I love finding my friendly worms busy in my composter. I took a few out and placed them in my vegetable garden. The others were returned to the composter to keep working their magic.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Irises Blooming in March

Yesterday afternoon was a garden day for me. I had to turn my compost and I had a lot of weeding to do. So when I tripped out the door at noon I was delighted to see the iris blooming.

This iris is offspring to tubers given to me when I was attending Master Gardener classes back in the early 90s. Someone in the class had separated her irises and brought in tubers to share with anyone who was interested. I took three tubers and they have been very productive members of the garden. I separated them a few years ago and shared them with two friends.

When we did the garden update last year, I grabbed a few tubers out of the garden and tossed them in a container with potting soil. They stayed there all summer until the work was done. Then I planted them back in the soil. Tah-Dah. This spring they are back at work creating flowers which would make Monet proud.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Purple Onions

Last fall I planted a patch of onions, both green and purple. I plucked a few from the earth this week to use in a vegetarian lasagne. They were stunning when they were cleaned but even more amazing once I sliced them.


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