Spring is here. Grass Valley is catching up to the rest of California with plums in bloom and daffodils smiling. The green house is full of trays of soon to be seedlings and the temperatures are in the 50’s and 60’s. The primrose’s are bursting with color, while the first dandelions have expressed their cheerful hello’s to the front yard. We covered the pool at Spring Hill Cottage, with its solar cover to start the spring warm up, and it will be a big week in the orchard with moving compost, mulch and the last of the big fruits and small berries to fun and sunny places in the garden. We’ll be adding annual veggies and flowers in succession as they mature in the green house on Mosswood Lane. Stop by, say hi, and join us for our 1 annual plant giveaway on u our May 11 Open house! See you soon!
Daffodil and Collards
Spring Blooms at Spring HIll Cottage
Gnome with ‘shroom
Plum Bloss at Spring Hill Cottage
Mulberry wood after snow melt
Pineapple Guava near wood chip pile
- eye level plum blossums
Plum brnach angain rainy sky
This has been a week of changing weather. From snow and school cancellations to warm and setting up the little plastic green house, its been all seasons of fun over the space of 7 days. We drove down to Sacramento today to 70 degree weather and blooming fruit trees, and drove back to a 49 degree Grass Valley welcome, that warned “Do not even think about putting summer veggies in the greenhouse”. Its true that the folks in the valley have 2-4 months more of summer than we do. Its also true that our winters, while cold, are sunnier than those of Sacramento and Davis. Sitting prettily above the clouds during the cold months does have its advantages. Photos today? Some of everything.
- Grass Valley in the woods stairs – not Spring Hill cottage
Berries in the Mist on the Mountain
Spring Hill Cottage Liquid Amber Tree Against Blue Sky
View on other side of Fence from Spring Hill Cottage Grass Valley Area
Spring Hill Cottage Fenced Yard in Snow
Snow Sled at Spring Hill Cottage
Spring Hill Cottage and Gardens got SNOW this week! This is a big storm that is winding its way across the country leaving a blanket of snow on mountains, deserts, lakes, rivers and forests. Here it was big enough to make it look pretty, and little enough to not have to shovel. In Grass Valley it normally melts off in a few days, so we’ve learned its ok to leave alone. I took some pictures of the new gardens and orchard with their very first snow dusting. Cottage Garden in first snow photos are kind of like a baby’s first steps I think. The parents think its wonderful and the rest of the world in just kind of indulgent. So thank you for indulging me…
Snowy Rose Bush at Spring Hill Cottage
- Welcome to Spring Hill Cottage in the Snow!
sled in front yard at the cottage
Our new mini orchard in snow
Spring Hill Cottage Pool in winter
Stone wall, fence and pool in snow
Wooden Board Fence Corner with pines in Snow
Snowy Garden Shed at Far Corner of the Garden
Spring Hill Cottage Garden Wheelbarrow in Snow BRRRRR!! Spring is coming soon!!