Friday, March 4, 2011

spring chores

I've been out working in the yard this week. We had a couple of hard freezes this year, which hardly ever happens, and my plants are showing a lot of freeze damage. The grass is starting to turn a beautiful shade of green and the weeds are nothing short of emerald but everything else looks kind of sad.

Or so I thought.

While weeding, pruning, and mulching in the big flowerbed in the backyard, I happened upon these oxalis clumps again. Shamrocks! And just in time for St. Patrick's Day. They aren't damaged at all, and it was a nice surprise to see them. Then I remembered that later on this spring they'll have small pink flowers, and it made me happy.

Ah, springtime!


  1. I have purple oxalis! They are also beginning to grow. I love them!

  2. I wish I loved gardening. It's in my DNA, but somehow those genes are turned off, and I don't know how to activate them.

  3. Those are soooo cool. I need some :)