With the series of storms behind us, the garden team is keeping busy, working to keep one step ahead of the season—spring will be here before you know it!
We’ve been savoring the earthy aroma of the gardens after all this rain; we’ve moved on from that first whiff of petrichor—the unmistakable smell of rain on dry earth—and can soon look forward to the sweet fragrance of new blossoms.
Snowflakes, Leocojum aestivum, have opened up in masses along the path flanking the parking lot.
Keep an eye on the large quince tree near the Edible Garden, it is beginning to flower on bare branches. While you’re up that way, be sure to check out the our updates on the whiteboard posted in the Edible Garden itself: it’s back in action after a rain-imposed hiatus. We log the weather, rain totals, what’s in bloom, phases of the moon and more.
We had to do some restorative work on our magnificent Magnolia Circle this week, for its long-term health. The story of this grove has many chapters already, and we want to be sure it has many more.
A peek in our freezer might bring a surprise: we are scarifying milkweed seeds in preparation for propagation. There’s plenty more to say on this topic, so stay tuned!
And, naturally, rain bring weeds galore. Everything is thriving in this winter sunshine, come take a look!