It's so rewarding to see the beginnings of the fruits you planted last year...one of the most exciting things about Spring.
What survived in the garden, what looks like it's thrived, what's new.
At the end of the season last year, we planted many, many bulbs all over the campus. Most of them were supposed to be "deer resistant" and despite the presence of numerous empty holes appearing over the course of the winter, many if not most of the bulbs seem to be coming up. There should be a decent display of daffodils along the front of school on Rumson Road, as well as along the parish field.
Blanket flowers, nepeta, sedum, dianthus and iris are already sprouting and most if not all of the roses, many of which are heirloom varieties, survived the turbulent winter weather and are covered with tiny leaf buds.
It's too soon to tell if our annual re-seeders will make a comeback, but we'll be watching for cosmos, balsam and petunias.