A photo taken from the front window of our farm house. The burgundy peonies were transplanted last year from a 100-year-old home site, so I suspect they’re an old variety.
Peonies take to their new home outside my front window.
We planted some catmint this year. It’s such a prolific ground cover and comes in so many gorgeous shades of blue and purple.
This is the second year on our peach tree, so I was delighted to see evidence of production. I noticed some nearby squirrels, who apparently felt the same way.
Last year my basil plant got as big as a bushel basket. Now I want to try some other varieties, including Thai basil in the petite herb garden outside my kitchen door.
Here’s my latest attempt at fig growing or what I optimistically call, “The Little Fig That Could.” Actually, Robert and Lucy are the “godparents” of the young tree, having nurtured the plant to its happy state. This Chicago Hardy variety, that grows well in these parts, now has leaves that Adam and Eve would welcome to their wardrobe.
The grass grows, the wind blows, the rain falls, and the sun shines, so I’m hopefully the new plantings will soon benefit from the warming spring weather.