Michael Battalio

Blog returns from winter hibernation

Spring is beginning, and so returns the garden blog. First is a lovely veronica that is among the first perennials to bloom in the spring.


He is a rugosa rose that is making a carefree, once a year show near the vegetable bed.


Below are some yellow ‘King Alfred’ daffodils juxtaposed with purple verbena that simply loves this spot at the edge of my property.


I bought small transplants from the nursery as soon as they were available so I could repot them in bigger containers for planting later.


Here are the tomatoes from above just a few weeks after repotting. The warmth they got in the greenhouse spurred quick growth. I put them in the garden last week.