Sunday, March 09, 2008


Spring is here (not officially, but essentially). Yesterday we planted bok choy by seed in the small raised bed next to the raspberry patch. We cut back the last of the tall grasses out front. And we moved a salvia that was crowding the contorted filbert (aka Harry Lauder's Walking stick). Crocus and scilla and paperwhites are up everywhere. And the pear is about to burst into blossom. The world is right again.

4 comments:

Pamela said...

Is that a hazel tree? I am teaching "The Song of Wandering Aengus" tomorrow and have hazel wands on the brain.

Peter said...

P: Hazel Tree? I don't know. I've heard it called Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, or Contorted Filbert. It has lovely catkins this time of year.

Anonymous said...

Filbert is a type of hazel. Wow. You have magic sticks right in your yard.

Pamela

Peter said...

Hazel Filbert!
That will be my drag name.