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A tentative spring. 

This spring in two words: Very cold. Like winter coat cold. It was slightly better this week, and I could literally hear the garden sighing with relief. However the forecast predicts night frosts for next week, which isn´t unusal for this time of the year (ice saints!), but good God am I ever over it. 

Regardless, the garden is chugging along nicely. The tulips are out and the geraniums are huge already. I´ve become such a fan of geraniums, they do so nicely in our soil and are such grateful plants. The middle picture shows a variety that our local plant nursery offered last year; it has lovely colorful leaves and tiny, dark purple flowers. So pretty.  

 Ludwig says hi! Did I ever tell you that we have the best dog? Because we do. 

Because the light was so nice.

This is another angle of the first picture. My garden isn´t a great spring garden (yet), but this corner is nice. I hadn´t planned to have two varieties of white tulips here, but I placed a wrong order and frankly, I don´t mind one bit. The simple, large white tulips are perfect for the background and the smaller, more ornamental ones (these are "White Triumphator") can shine in the front. 

The chicken gang! I love them so. Above is Lore who is such a character. She is our green laying hen, the smallest of the bunch and so so funny. And the last picture shows Luzia who has just eaten quark which is now all over her face. 

Have a happy week! Keep your fingers crossed that my garden survives the upcoming frost!

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Reader Comments (4)

Euer Garten sieht wunderschön aus! Ich liebe Tulpen, tja das ist wohl auch das einzig Positive was ich dem Wetterdebakel abgewinnen kann - sie blühen noch immer...sag, was macht ihr mit euren Hühnern, wenn ihr ein paar Tage nicht zu Hause seid? Ich überlege ach, welche zu halten, glaube nur, dass ich mich damit aktuell noch übernehmen würde...Lieben Gruß, Sarah

May 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Sarah - dankeschön! Die Hühner werden normalerweise von der Nachbarin mit versorgt, die auch die Katzen füttert. Hühner sind diesbezüglich aber sehr unkompliziert. Man kann ihnen für ein paar Tage auf Vorrat Futter hinstellen und für das Auf- und Zumachen des Hühnerstalls gibt es inzwischen auch automatische Türen.

May 8, 2017 | Registered CommenterKatrin

Ah! Those whites! Perfect.

May 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Your gardens are so beautiful. And Ludwig is one of the most handsome dogs I've ever seen. We still have frost warnings at night here, too (northern Illinois; US).

May 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

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