Alright that was a nice winter break. It's time to get back in the habit of updating my blog on a regular basis.
We've just had our last couple of snowfalls for the year. Things are melting fast here in New Jersey. Friends in Florida are already sending me reports of Winter Ants, Prenolepis imparis, flying and I'm sure they'll be doing that here in the next few weeks. My bee hive seems to have survived and are actively taking advantage of the early pollen sources nature provides. Willows, Swamp Cabbage, and patches of Crocuses are already in bloom here. Other plants have yet to wake up though and I'm looking forward to a bustling year of biodiversity in my garden.
Also alive and well is Golden Ragwort which already has rosettes of green leaves. I've planted a second patch of these out in the meadow garden but I've yet to mow down last year's growth. Clearly I need to get on that.