Always a good day for late winter garden chores.

I am not working today because I have had to finally purchase a new refrigerator. The large side-by- side which the previous owners purchased is not cooling all the time. Probably something with the thermostat, as I have to turn it to off then back on to encourage the compressor to come on!

Oh well, I have been in the house for 11 years and who knows how long ago the previous owners purchased it? It is way too large for a single person. I purchased a smaller refrigerator with an automatic ice maker and an Energy Star rating, too.

Since I am home and it’s is sunny and about 50f – out to the yard I go!

As I was collecting limbs and pinecones I came across some rabbit scat. I see the Eastern Cotton Tail almost daily. They love the thick shrubbery and tasty lawn grass and will nibble the liriope, too!

They sleep in a circle with their tails together. This is so they may make a quick escape but still keep each other warm!

Their night deposits are small piles of pellet-sized scat.

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I know I have posted plenty pictures of the hellebores in the garden but they have bloomed all winter and are amazing!

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Loads of limbs!

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Lilacs are budding as are the forsythia and other Spring bloomers!

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I love this little dog house at Target! But Gus is an indoor dog!

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Did I mention that foxes are the new owls?

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Xxx

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9 responses to “Always a good day for late winter garden chores.

  1. I see the rabbit droppings and I often think maybe they are like my chickens:-) Lovely photos. We are under snow here in zone 5 and below zero..nice visiting and seeing your beauty!

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  2. It’s nice to see the flowers and the swelling lilac buds. Spring must surely be right around the corner.

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  3. Lovely post love the beautiful photos and flowers all amazing!

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  4. Usha

    Beautiful images of bloomed Hellebores, pretty color. I didn’t know they bloom all through winter..I will plant few. It is interesting to know that Rabbits sleep in circle. Nice to read this post.

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  5. I love the Hellebore photos! Here in the part of England where I come from, on Dartmoor, in Devon, they are only just starting to flower. I have had to completely rabbit-proof fence my garden. I was quite an investment, but it has so been worth it as there are so many rabbits in the fields around my land. I am going to follow your blog Arthur, because I am really interested in what gardening stories and experiences we might share in common and for the new things I might learn. Happy gardening!-Karen.

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