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Tuesday Yardening - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Tuesday Yardening
Today I trimmed grass from around the row of hedge plants along the western edge of the savanna.  I think most of them survived; certainly a couple of the red-twig dogwoods have.  Some look dead, but may be dormant.

Many of my spring flowers are already showing sprouts.  The earliest -- some snow crocus and snowbells -- were up in January.  Now I can see those, grape hyacinths, iris, and naked ladies.  Also there was a fully active housefly on the birdfeeder when I went out to feed the birds.  0_o  The mild winter will mean a buggy, weedy summer.

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cat_sanctuary From: cat_sanctuary Date: February 15th, 2017 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've seen ants, gnats, and a mosquito here too...congratulations on the Naked Ladies though! In Kingsport they're a high-summer flower.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: February 15th, 2017 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)


Here they bloom in late summer, usually August. The leaves come up, form a bushy green mass for a while, then die back. The flower stalks come up much later, looking like a march of weird little aliens until they open.
cat_sanctuary From: cat_sanctuary Date: February 15th, 2017 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh...duh! (facepalm) I've never heard the leafy phase *called* naked ladies. Really should've known that was what you meant!
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