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Alas, I do not refer to myself, but to the weather. It has been ridiculously hot here the past two days. I’m talking high 80s! and it’s still the first week of April!  It seems to have kicked the flowers into high blooming gear.  We’ve got daffodils, tulips, hyacinths (practically on their way out), the plum tree flowered beautifully and after 2 days is already just turning to leaves, the clematis is suddenly about a foot and a half off the ground, and the peonies are quite tall and you can see the teeny buds.  But wildest of all has been the asparagus.  We just noticed its arrival a week ago.  It has literally grown about (at least?) 3 inches a day. Here is what it looks like today.  Alas, I don’t think you can really tell how tall it is.

Here it was two days ago:

Last fall Paul picked up a bag of 50 daffodil bulbs and I planted them all about the yard-a ring around the plum tree, a few by the mailbox, a few by our eggs sign, and I have to say they are big bright and such a cheerful yellow. But best of all are the ones I put around the pond.  Although things grow like crazy around there, we don’t get much color until later in the summer, so it’s lovely to see the bright spots of yellow next to the growing day lilies, cattails, and hosta.

Speaking of the pond, check out today’s picture. (Liz, if you are reading this, don’t click on that.)


About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

4 responses »

  1. Love the pictures…! It amazes me, daily, hourly, what the earth will provide.

  2. That is some crazy asparagus!!

    Love the flowers – it’s so nice to see NJ getting springy. We wait so long for it…

  3. Everything is looking so awesome! I’m heading out to the raised beds today to plant some sweet peas and other early stuff.

  4. What wonderful flower pictures! Everything looks so gorgeous! It’s kind of a bummer that this hot weather is making it so we’re having our entire spring in a one-week span, but it’s so beautiful, so I can’t complain too much!

    (And thanks for the warning about the frog picture! Alas, I’d already seen it on The Fair View… :D)


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