In my eagerness to embark on my new journey of self-sufficiency on living off the land, last week’s warm sunny days tricked me into thinking the last frost finally passed. Unfortunately, I was wrong and my hundreds of vegetable seedlings were met with frosty demise when they were transplanted to the garden. After feeling guilty for being a plant killer, I learned my valuable lesson for being impatient with mother nature; in nature, everything has its own timeline.
Today, it looks like Spring is finally here. But just to be safe, I will wait until next week to replant the vegetable garden. In the mean time, I took a walk through my backyard forest to see what native plants are growing.
I discovered: Indian Plum tree seedling. The plums are very tiny and not edible. The birds love them.
A Field of False-Lily-of-the-Valley. It looks like it might flower next week.
Western Trillium, also known as Wake-Robin.
Some kind of fern… Lady Fern?
Salmon Berry Blossom. It’s really pretty but unfortunately, the berry isn’t very tasty.
Vine Maple Tree Seedling
Big Leaf Maple Seedling
Northern view of my backyard.
Wishing everyone healthy and safe during this challenging time in our world…