Today we’re in the Mohawk Valley in central New York State, visiting with Lee. We’ve see Lee’s beautiful garden before (Back to the Mohawk Valley), but today it is from a very different perspective.
Greetings again! I enjoy the early spring arrivals in the form of “sprouts” that introduce spring to our home areas. Here in the Mohawk Valley, it’s “sprout time.” They say anticipation is half of the enjoyment. This is the time when I have my anticipation activated. While performing this spring’s planting, I put that phone camera right down there in the midst of the wake-up. I call these shots “Through the eyes of an ant.”
A tulip (Tulipa hybrid, Zones 3–8) glows in the spring sun.
Emerging fern (Adiantum sp., Zones 4–8) fronds look totally different when seen from below!
Hostas (Hosta hybrid, Zones 3–8) pushing up through the ground look totally different than they will once the broad leaves unfurl.
Not an ant’s-eye view here, but still beautiful: a crabapple (Malus sp., Zones 4–9) in bud, just about to burst into bloom.
Tightly curled fern fronds are ready to burst into growth.
Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale, Zones 3–7) has striking foliage. Huge flowers will follow, and then the whole plant will go dormant and disappear for the summer.
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