On the porch, the ornamental cabbage, under the influence of the sun and warmth has started to bolt...I think it's pretty just the same...and won't pull it until it starts to stink, which according to several internet sources is the 'right' time...ha!
I have lots of moss and lichen in the yard, but this one caught my eye...if not already it should be called eyelash moss! When I have more time I will check that out.
My baby ornamental plum survived the cold winter and has the sweetest little blossoms just starting to open. While I have no picture, the bark on this tree is really spectacular. A beautiful deep burgandy color is revealed with growth when the outermost layer splits, sort of like a birch.
I just love the grandeur of the Loblolly Pine...if only an eagle pair would find it worthy of a nest here, instead of the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
I know real gardeners are not supposed to like or possess the dreaded Bradford Pear, BUT, it was here when I got here, has yet to succomb to the wind and really does make the prettiest pictures contrasted against the clear sky...
Outside in the vegetable patch, things are humming along. The cabbage and broccoli have several sets of new leaves, so must like where I plopped them. The green tops of the onion sets are almost all poked through. I was reading about them yesterday and discovered that for maximum storage I need to wait until the tops have died off before harvesting...this could be 100 days!!! Hmmm...I should have read the 100 day thing before I committed an entire 4 square to them...oh well...I will just have to increase the size of the garden to accomodate the other things I want to put in!
The weirdest thing....I planted two types of peas in the same type of soil, in the same location insofar as sun etc, and one type came up like gangbusters, and the other came up...not at all! I think I will spread the growers out abit using the other space...maybe I had a bad batch or something.