Monday, February 21, 2011

Signs of Life

Spring is around the corner.  At least that's what the plants in my yard keep telling me.  I noticed signs of life all over the garden as I worked in the yard this weekend.  Here are a few pictures of plants beginning to awaken at .09 Acres.

Young leaves on a rose cane.
Redhaven peach stem.  The two round growths are flower buds that will emerge pink.  The center growth  will be a new branch.
Growth at the base of a Fall Gold raspberry.
New canes emerging from a Kiwi Gold raspberry.
I certainly hope we don't have any more severe cold spells that may damage more sensitive things like peach blossoms.  What about your gardens?  Do any of your plants agree with Punxsutawney Phil?


What Pigs Don't Know said...

I planted 4 1-gallon thornless blackberries on 1/29 this year. Three days later we had the longest, deepest freeze we've had here in Dallas in the last 25 years. I was so worried they wouldn't make it. But they survived with flying colors and in the last two weeks I've really enjoyed watching the new leaves grow exponentially daily. Spring couldn't come any sooner! -Carrie

.09 Acres said...

Great news (not the freeze, but the blackberries). What variety did you plant? Most stores around here carry Triple Crown.

What Pigs Don't Know said...

I actually bought 1 Arapaho & 3 Ouchita - just like you! However, they were recommended to me by a garden blogger here in Dallas - I promise I wasn't copying! I actually thought I had purchased 4 Ouchita, but got home and realized I threw an Arapaho into the bunch. Really looking forward to seeing how these do. -Carrie