Friday, May 15, 2015

Vermont Spring Gardens


The weather was very warm when I first got back to Vermont,  but then we had rain on Sunday and Monday and it has gotten cooler.  The rain did pop out all the leaves though.  Everything is so green even though the buds were barely showing when this picture was taken last week.

The grass also grew and grew fast.  My son kindly mowed the lawn and I have been doing work in the gardens--weeding, raking, edging.

I did look out the window two days ago and saw a rabbit sitting by the back step. He seemed to be saying something about remembering that I had lettuce planted nearby last summer, and hadn't I better get out there and get started on that once again.

I have my herbs under control and I will add annuals to the gardens in a couple weeks.  I have decided that I will be supporting the local farmers' markets for fresh vegetables though.  There are so many and they are fun to attend.  I think the local farmers deserve my support.  Sorry, rabbit.

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  1. Not that the local critters are above nibbling on herbs and flowers, but there are some they just won't touch.

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  2. The rabbits here are still wondering if the snow is ever going to stop falling. Glad you're able to work in your gardens. I have my seeds ready to sow, but I have a feeling that will have to be postponed for awhile. I am also looking forward to the Farmer's Markets.

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  3. Oh yes! I'm all for the farmer's markets. The bunnies can find other vegetation to eat. So glad you have such a wonderful son. I wish mine were close by.

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  4. The Farmer's markets sounds like a great way to go. Seems like our vegetable garden is given over more and more to flowers.

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  5. I have been to the KCC Farmers Market only once. We won't be back because of the insane crowds and parking issues. Generally, we buy our groceries at Target.

    Pretty photo.

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  6. Wow, look at the flowers! We're just starting to get the flowers here - I notice the neighbour's crabapple tree is beginning to bloom. My tree is still in bud, no leaves, but rain forecast for this afternoon so perhaps soon.
    I'm sure the bunny will find something to eat. :)

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  7. I wish we had a farmer's market nearby. There are things I don't plant and have to rely on produce that has been trucked for days across country. The bunnies and I like it fresh.

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  8. reminds me to get to the local farmer's market, myself. Gorgeous photo!

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  9. Are those azaleas? I didn't know they grew that far north. In any case, they're spectacular!

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    1. They are and they did not used to grow here but now they do...thank-you climate change?

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  10. I actually planted 3 tomato plants - the container kind but everything else will be up to the Farmers!

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  11. I'm not doing veggies this year. Really. We have wonderful farmer's market!

    We are desperate for rain. Lots of thunder to the north, nothing here!

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