We finally have some blooming crocuses! To me, this says spring is truly here.
After a few warm days I've been itching to get outside and clean out our flower beds. Unfortunately it is still a little muddy for too much raking, but I've had a chance to check some of my perennials. I cleared the mulch blanket off the strawberry patch to see what was going on down there and was pleased to see the green leaves of my June-bearers and wild strawberries. It never ceases to amaze that they can survive under that deep, crusty blanket of snow.
One of my spring projects is to move this little patch of strawberries away from a labyrinth of chipmunk tunnels and add some ever-bearing plants we just bought. June-bearers, as the name suggests produce fruit in the late spring and beginning of summer, whereas ever-bearers produce fruit intermittently throughout the entire growing season. I have the wild strawberries mixed in because we have them around the yard anyway and they are yummy sprinkled on cereal in the morning. What's growing in your yard? It's a great time to get out there and rediscover these treasures!
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