Friday, April 1, 2016

New Beginning's Under the Leaves

For a couple weeks now I have been walking through the gardens,
brushing away the leaves with my hands to spy on the progress of 
the sweet wild things growing among the beds,
Anticipating the glorious moment when the gardens will be filled 
with ancient Flower's! 
Each week, or more like every other day, I can't wait to see 
if anything has been happening yet, 

We are finally getting some warm rain and weather here in 
Michigan, so here are some beginning sprouts of some of 
the woodland wild flowers in my yard, 

Sweet Squil, they are so tiny,
Once they bloom they don't last long, These are 
actually the only flower that is in bloom 
now in my gardens, 

Wild Bleeding Heart, this little thing is the only one of the 
bunch in bloom yet, soon the ground will be a huge 
mass of blooms, 

Wild Ginger, at this point just the tubular roots on the 
ground, the bloom will also be on the ground under the 

Little toes of the Blood Root, 

And one brave leaf of a Trillium, with a few more 
trying to unfurl, a few more days of warm sun should do it, 

Violets in the middle of the lawn, so funny how they show up 
in the grass here and there, if I mow then I have to be sure 
to mow around them, funny little things,

Spring Violet Jelly

8 cups violet blossoms
3  1/2 c boiling water
1 package ( 1 3/4 ounces) powered fruit pectin
1/2 cup lemon juice
4 cups sugar
Pour boiling water over blossoms,
measure liquid, add pectin, sugar, lemon,
Boil all one minute
pour into sterile jars,
process in water bath for five minutes,

Be sure to visit next week,  I hope to  post everything in Bloom, 
as long as the weather cooperates!

Good luck with your weather and Blooms
this week also!
See you then!

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