Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for good food, sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Growing from seeds, cuttings, divisions, and grafting. Puttering meditation.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Buds: Phenological photos.
Phenology - keeping track of natural progression of plant growth and other events, in an effort to know when to plan agricultural activities. See other entries by clicking on labels. Here are some events in my yard currently, especially flower buds, leaves unfolding, and growth beginning for various plants.
Pear flower bud, almost open.
Lilac flower bud. This is the first to show little purple 'grapes' within the bud.
The smallest daffodils are blooming.
The first violets are blooming.
Backyard tree peony.
Peach blossoms, only a few open but already they look so beautiful.
Chinese chives, about 6 inches tall. I hear them saying, quietly, "make me into dumplings".
Rhubarb leaves continuing to open. This is "Victoria".