Coffee mug in hand, my toes are already cold from the dew on the grass as I walk my garden before the sun is even fully up. Three cats and one dog follow me around, running here and there, chasing one another, happy to be outside on a gorgeous Connecticut morning. The bird song is almost raucous as so many fight for air time. I bend down to check for chamomile germination in my front garden. Nothing yet. I note that slugs are definitely enjoying the bok choy planted around the broccoli plants.
Continuing to the back garden, I am thrilled to find the milkweed has come up, and that wild grapes are sending leaves from their vines in the same area; grape leaves will go in my homemade pickles, so they are welcome in my yard.
I stop to check on the wild highbush blueberries. Lovely, and full of promise for an abundant harvest next month. And I have plenty of netting to cover my bushes, though I will leave a couple of bushes for the birds.
I glance up and decide to capture my back garden from a different perspective.
After checking on my back garden and pulling a few weeds, I head to the pear tree and driveway area.
Finally, I leave you with the driveway container garden. Oregano survived the winter and is ready for harvest and dehydrating (more to do). Just lovely!