because I saw early butterflies enjoying it.
Very first Larkspur I've noticed from seeds scattered in December.
Chickweed surrounds it.
Yellow Corydalis, a wilding and a bit of Chickweed.
More Corydalis; Verbena bonairensis upper left.
Poppies and wilted foliage of daylily. Not sure if I scattered
these poppies or they just appeared from last year.
California Poppies. When the hard freeze came, they may have
wished they'd stayed in California. They like our springs.
California Poppies and Chickweed.
The photos are the things I saw on Sunday.
Today I went to check on the area where the petunias volunteered last spring. It's too early for Petunias but there were other delights to see and a number of weeds. I pulled all the Bittercress I saw because it has already started to put on little blooms and that artillery-like seed pod will appear quickly. I leave Chickweed because hot sun will take it out when Spring comes. There are several different cudweeds. I never pull all of them because certain butterflies use them as host plants. I counted 5 Rose Campion plants. The Sweet Williams I set out last spring thinking they were Nigella have persisted. They are next the drive so I can mark them for the mower to miss and I hope Petunias will magically appear again.
Around the area of the Cabbage Patch and Blueberry Bushes, there are many dandelions that need evicting. Dandelions need a sharp instrument that can slide down and get the whole long carrot-like root. I pulled one huge Red Sorrel. Sorrel is one of those things I often overlook thinking it might be 'something' -- and it is. You may frequently see photos of whole fields of the red seeds of Sorrel in Spring. A nuisance is what it is.
Today was a good day for Stick Patrol. Many limbs and twigs fell during recent winds. It was sunny until mid-afternnon. Before dusk we had rain. I hope the bulbs I planted at the end of December are making good roots. I haven't seen any poppies from the seeds I scattered over them, yet.
Another freeze is coming in a day or two.