I was pulling grass out of the flower bed, where it intermingles (lurks?) with the early spring bulbs. It is particularly maddening where it grows along with the grape hyacinths (Muscari), because the lawn grass leaves look similar to the grassy grape hyacinth leaves. I dug out a handful of weeds and grape hyacinths and attempted to separate the two by examining the roots.
|Attached roots of grass (right) and two muscari bulbs (center)|
|Muscari bulbs move along root like beads on a string|
|Muscari bulbs pulled off grass root|
It was a beautiful day today. Float planes were out this past week and the thin layer of lake ice is looking like its time is short. Ducks have paired off and are waddling around the marshes, while we are seeing the first of the flying insects.
|The raised bed is waiting for the rest of the perennials to appear|
|Daffodils in the garden today|