Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First a Light Frost, then Sunshine

It was pretty late in the day yesterday when the frost warnings showed up in the forecast. We were tired , but Ed decided to cover the frost sensitive plants. If we covered them and didn't get a frost, it would still definitely be worth the effort. As it turned out we got a frost, but it was a light one. The frost seemed to be heaviest on the roof of Ed's truck. The morning sun made short work of the frost, and it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. Ed spent the entire day in the garden, and when I returned home there was a bouquet of wonderfully scented Buffalo currant flowers on the kitchen counter. Also known as clove currant, Ribes oderatum is a welcome fragrance in the garden and in the house. It is the yellow bush just to the right of the stone patio. Sometimes I get to see a hummingbird on these flowers. With the weather warming there's hope for that..

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