Sunday, April 13, 2014

Shileau's Pond

It was a long, cold winter with lots of snow.  This means flooding in the Quinte region, including on our property.  We generally have a smallish pond of melt water that stays a week or two, but this year the size of the pond is exceptionally large.  It laps at the border of the Mound on the east and stretches all the way across the width of the front field, stopping finally three or four metres west of the lemon Magnolia.  This means that the entire entrance garden is underwater -- Magnolia, Lilacs, Spirea, Spruce, Iris, Peonies, Tulips, Daylilies...  everything.  I'm worried about all of them, perhaps most of all the bulbs, like the Fritillaria and Colchicum.Only time will tell if they survive...

The first Crocus of the year, about a month later blooming than last year
Narcissus making an appearance
Shileau's Pond - HUGE this year!

Shileau's Pond - reaching all the way to the Mound

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