It was 32 overnight, colder inland.
I added a new bird to my repertoire this morning,
A house finch.
They've been around all winter, but I have not picked one out.
That may be a female house finch at the other end of the table.
It's 55, after lunch, and we started some very early clean up.
I think these are iris; after they bloom I'll know forever what they are.
This is one of two Canterbury bells I planted in the fall.
Both are showing new growth.
I intended to trim the old leaves today. I didn't do that last year as they were newly planted.
I find every old leaf neatly severed over night.
It it was deer, I may have a problem.
The hen and chicks Laura tucked in here last fall are just fine.
As is the mystery plant, lower right.
The one that was weed wacked for twenty five years.
Mom's chives are up. Ann calls her little stand in Wisconsin, Grandma's chives.
More succulents, looking alive.
We rearranged the "garden art" after we cut back the pampas grass.
Come back in the spring and see how they compliment each other.